Hemp vs Marijuana Overview:
If you have been in a store lately, you may have noticed a variety of CBD products popping up on the shelves. CBD supplements have many benefits in supporting the balance of the endocannabinoid system. When most people hear the word, CBD they usually think of the intoxicating effects of Marijuana. However, Hemp and Marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis plant due to their tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) properties. These differences make them legally and chemically different. So, what are the differences between hemp vs. marijuana?
Hemp is one of the most versatile plants in the world. It has been used for hundreds of years to create products, such as: textiles, seeds and oils.
Hemp plants contain:
- 0.3% or less of THC
- have a higher concentration of CBD
- no intoxicating side-effects
- and can help maintain overall health and well-being
CBD products come in many forms; such as: tinctures, softgels, gummies, creams, salves and bath bombs.
Wholesome Medicinals products are made from a CBD-rich strain known as phytocannabinoid rich (PCR). PCR products have ten times the concentration of CBD compared to generic industrial hemp. While still maintaining less than 0.3% THC.
Marijuana known for its flowering tops contain:
- 0.3% or more of THC
- has less CBD properties
- has intoxicating side-effects
In some states, marijuana can be used for medicinal purposes. The THC in these products typically range from 15-20% but can be more.
THC products come in many forms; such as: tinctures, oils, capsules, edibles (brownies, cookies, candy, etc.) and smokable products.
In Summary: Hemp vs. Marijuana
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in marijuana. Though similar, the most important difference is that THC will cause a person to experience a high while CBD will not.