Cannabis Oil and CBD Oil are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are actually quite different. While they both come from the same plant family, Cannabis sativa, they are derived from different parts of the plant and have different chemical compositions. In this blog, we will explore the difference between the two oils and what makes them unique.
CBD Oil is derived from the hemp plant or from the stem and leaves of the Marijuana plant. It is becoming increasingly popular and is sold by a growing number of health food stores and online retailers. CBD oil does not contain the psychoactive compound known as THC, and if it does, it is a very minimal (and legal) trace that will have no effect of ‘getting high’. This makes it legal within the UK. The Hemp plant offers a potent dose of CBD and more compounds from the plant such as CBDA, CBC, CBGA, CBN and CBCA.
CANNABIS OIL (also know as MARIJUANA OIL, THC OIL, RSO (RICK SIMPSON OIL))
Cannabis Oil, on the other hand, has all the cannabinoids that CBD Oil has with a high dose of an additional compound, called THC. THC is the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana its “high” and is currently illegal in the UK. No health food stores or online retailers are permitted to produce, stock or sell products that contain more than 0.2% of THC. Not only does Cannabis Oil contain THC, but it is usually derived from the flower of the marijuana plant, which is rich in the psychoactive compound. CBD is taken from only the leaves and stems.
Despite its illegality in the UK, cannabis oil has become legal for recreational and medicinal use in a wide number of US states as well as all of Canada and the Netherlands. It is said to help prevent and treat cancer as well as chronic pain conditions and MS.
The Difference Between Cannabis Oil and CBD Oil
In summary, the main difference between Cannabis Oil and CBD Oil is the presence of the psychoactive THC compound. CBD Oil is legal in the UK because it has no or very little THC. Cannabis Oil, on the other hand, is illegal in the UK because it has a high content of THC. Cannabis Oil has all the cannabinoids that CBD Oil has with a high dose of an additional compound, called THC.
Cannabis Oil and CBD Oil are both derived from the same plant family, but they are very different in terms of their chemical composition and legal status. If you are considering using either oil for medicinal purposes, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional first. Additionally, it is essential to purchase products from reputable sources and to read the labels carefully to ensure that they contain the appropriate amount of CBD and THC.