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What You Need to Know About CBD, HEMP and CBD Products

Updated: Jun 8, 2023


As the demand for CBD and hemp-based products increases, so does the number of companies that are entering the market. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know what you’re getting when you purchase a product. This blog post will provide an overview of some key terms and concepts related to CBD, hemp, and CBD products so that consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for these items.


CBD vs Hemp

The first thing to understand is that hemp and CBD are two different things. Hemp is a type of cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants. Hemp is used for a variety of purposes including clothing, paper, food, building materials, and more. On the other hand, CBD (cannabidiol) is one of many compounds found in both hemp and marijuana plants. It does not produce any psychoactive effects and has been shown to have numerous medicinal benefits.


Hemp-Derived vs Marijuana-Derived CBD

Another important distinction to make is between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD products. Hemp-derived CBD comes from industrial hemp plants which contain less than 0.3% THC while marijuana-derived products come from plants with higher concentrations of THC (typically over 4%). Many states have legalized the use of medical marijuana but have also implemented restrictions on recreational use. As such, it’s important to check your local laws before purchasing any type of cannabis product.


CBD Products

CBD can be consumed in multiple forms including tinctures/oils, capsules/edibles, lotions/topicals, beverages/foods, vapes/smokes, pet treats/oils etc.. Each form offers its own advantages depending on your needs or preferences; for example vaping or smoking provides fast relief while edibles may take longer but offer longer lasting relief as they are absorbed into the body over time. No matter which product form you choose it’s important to make sure that it is third party tested for quality assurance as not all products on the market are created equal!


With so many options available when it comes to purchasing CBD or hemp-based products it’s essential to do your due diligence before making an investment. Understanding the difference between hemp and CBD as well as the distinction between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived products will help ensure that you get exactly what you need without having to worry about potential legal issues or wasting your money on an inferior product. With this information in hand you should be ready to find just what you are looking for!

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