Marijuana CBD Vs. Hemp CBD At The End Of The Day
Which CBD Molecule Is More Safe & Effective? We live in a period of history where the legality of the CBD (Cannabidiol) molecule is determined by the method of extraction from the plant. The CBD you desire could be either “technically” legal or illegal, depending on the laws of the land, your country permits. When in doubt, stick with hemp extracted CBD. At least, until FULL federal legalisation occurs, the male hemp plant is more socially acceptable than its sister marijuana.
BOTH plants have numerous BENEFITS and we are seeing incredible success stories of people using both hemp CBD and marijuana, depending on their speciﬁc health concern. However, marijuana is not legal in most countries and hemp offers the beneﬁts of CBD that will NOT leave you in trouble with the law. CBD is a powerful antioxidant, neuroprotectant and naturally works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates and harmonises immune function, appetite, pain, sleep, mood and more. With CBD, you essentially get ALL the beneﬁts of cannabis without the high. That is why CBD is one of the latest health trends and is a favourite of those who desire to receive the beneﬁts of cannabis with zero psycho activity.
As of current legislation, to legally obtain CBD in your country, CBD has to be extracted from the [male] hemp plant. If you want CBD extracted from [female] marijuana, you will need to be in a legal country. Whether you decide to buy hemp CBD or marijuana CBD, the question becomes the following. Is there “more” to this unique CBD molecule than the legality of what part of the cannabis sativa plant you extract it from?
In other words, why is there a seemingly VAST difference between [male] hemp CBD and [female] marijuana CBD? A few questions we will be shining the light of truth and clarity on are:
• What speciﬁcally is CBD?
• What’s actually different about hemp CBD & marijuana CBD?
• Is marijuana CBD better than hemp CBD?
What Speciﬁcally Is CBD? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of over 100+ cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the cannabis sativa plant. CBD is known for its beneﬁcial applications in helping smooth out the various disadvantages life can sometimes hand out. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, as opposed to its highly psychoactive relative THC. What we know about CBD is that CBD is not THC, nor is CBD the entire cannabis sativa plant.
CBD involves a WIDE range of everyday “normal” use. More so, CBD is useful in helping restore your body to healthy & optimal functioning. What’s Actually Different About Hemp CBD & Marijuana CBD? To start, both [male] hemp and [female] marijuana come from the same “mother” cannabis plant. Cannabis sativa can yield a [brother] hemp or a [sister] marijuana. Brother hemp naturally contains a meagre amount of THC that warrants a very small legal limit. Hemp can legally only have trace amounts of THC. The highest amount of THC that [brother] hemp can have is less than one-half of one percent (0.3%). With such low amounts of THC in hemp, you can get away with saying hemp has ZERO psychoactive THC. Making this statement closer to the truth than not. If hemp has more than 0.3% THC, it’s legally not hemp and would require more strict regulations like sister marijuana. As we all may or may not know, marijuana is the female side of the cannabis sativa plant. Most often, yielding HIGH levels of THC and low amounts of CBD. However, some female marijuana strains are bred speciﬁcally to have virtually zero THC and high amounts of CBD.
With this confusing little bit of truth, how do you know the difference between [brother] hemp CBD and [sister] marijuana CBD? If you were to take a magical school bus ride and shrink yourself down to the size of molecules, you’d notice one bizarre and startling thing. By zooming up and looking at both hemp CBD and marijuana CBD, the ﬁrst thing you’d see is they look very VERY similar. In fact, once you take an accurate gander at both CBDs, you quickly conclude that they are, in fact, the EXACT SAME THING! With some minor technical difference,
ALL types of CBD are the same. Is CBD extracted from brother hemp is the same thing as CBD derived from sister marijuana? According to Franjo Grotenhermen, former Chairman of the International Association For Cannabinoid Medicines (2000-2003), “CBD is CBD.” He goes on to say, “the human body does not care where the molecule comes from.” Just like a triangle is a triangle no matter if you cut the shape from cardboard or ﬁbreglass. Just like the water (H2O) from your sink is the same H2O WATER you’d see coming from a running waterfall or a swimming pool. If the water molecule (H2O) is water, no matter the place you “scoop” it from, so too is a CBD molecule a CBD molecule. BUT! And this is a BIG BUT! When the legal system comes trotting along and takes a peek at the CBD molecules, they see something INSANELY different. The legal system says there is an EXTREME difference in the CBD molecules. Therefore you can only partake of the CBD molecules “they” say is okay. And right now, when the laws concerning this are weird, some interesting nit-picky laws could lead you to a strong bill of health or the inside of a prison cell. Which is why we gently RECOMMEND you choose HEMP CBD and NOT marijuana CBD.
No matter what, or how, politicians bicker, the truth is that there is an objective reality. We have chemistry, molecular scientists, and international cannabinoid researchers agreeing and have a consensus that the CBD molecule is CBD… is CBD!
Is Marijuana CBD Better Than Hemp CBD? If CBD is CBD, no matter how it’s created, why is there so much conversation and controversy around this non-psychoactive molecule?
This is an excellent question because CBD, in its isolated form, isn’t necessary “powerful” all by itself. No single isolate, and highly concentrated, cannabinoid molecule is potent, safe or useful when it enters the body leading a solo mission. The Father of Cannabis Research, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, was the ﬁrst to isolate the cannabinoids CBD and THC from the cannabis plant. He discovered an interesting phenomenon called the ENTOURAGE EFFECT, Very brieﬂy, the entourage effect says that ALL the cannabinoid molecules need each other to work properly, as nature designed/evolved to be. Since the CBD molecule is the same CBD molecule, it doesn’t matter how or where you get your CBD molecule, except to the legal system with marijuana CBD. What is important about CBD is that you do NOT take CBD in a single or isolated form. The reason for NOT ingesting a single cannabinoid is because of the entourage effect. The best and most efﬁcient CBD Products will have a blend of many many other Cannabinoids extracted from the whole plant, among other ancient wonders. More Cannabinoid diversity will bring a more holistic effect for the results you seek to achieve with hemp CBD.