What is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis?

Disclaimer: we don’t claim to be medical experts nor do we claim that any of our CBD products will cure illnesses and/or diseases. We simply wish to educate people on the health & wellness benefits that our customers and other CBD users have seen as a result of cannabidiol usage.

Also all of our stocks are legal and meets the regulations of the UK law. All our products contain legal amount or lower content of THC or no THC at all in them. And all our products are independently lab tested as well.

One of the main questions that we get is: what is the difference between Hemp & Cannabis. This is party due to the fact that cannabis is seen as an illegal controlled substance in the UK.

The confusion that exists fuels suspicion when it comes to CBD products. So let us delve into the difference between Hemp and ilegal Cannabis.

The Plant

In short – Hemp is Cannabis and Cannabis is Hemp. Hemp is part of the cannabis family of plants. So they have the same origins. Hemp is however, slightly different.

 

As a plant, Hemp is more robust, and can be used to produce a variety of useful materials including natural plastics, housing materials including insulation, burlaps and clothes. Other than that, the two plants look similar, they smell similar and feel similar. 

 

Due to the fact that Hemp & Cannabis are from the cannabis family, it is true that they both produce cannabinoids. What separates the two is the concentration of which cannabinoids which are present.

Cannabinods

Both Hemp and Cannabis produce cannabinoids including CBD, CBDa, THC, THCa, CBG, CBN and much more. Each have an effect on the body and can enhance/regulate each other.

Illegal strains of Cannabis are identified as having a high concentration of the Cannabinoid THC; when taken in a small to medium quantity it can trigger an overwhelming sense of euphoria known as a ‘high’. The Cannabinoid is prohibited by the misuse of drugs act 1971 as a dangerous phycoactive substance. 

Although a small amount of THC will not do you any harm, if you over do it you may experience symptoms from as simple as an overactive appetite (the munchies) to anxiety and paranoia or even a potential psychotic episode. Much like any anything that effects your phycoactivity (like Alcohol and Coffee), THC has its risks. 

Naturally, Hemp produces a high level of CBD and a very low amount of THC. This means if you want to get high, you may as well try to smoke a bush from your garden. 

Although all cannabinoids have been associated with some level of health and well being benefit, CBD is particularly good for the human body; and unlike THC, has not been found to have any negative side effects or evidence that a harmful ‘overdose’ can be achieved. 

In reality, tanning a whole bottle of CBD oil will make you feel sleepy and rubbish so we strongly suggest that you do not exceed the daily dose. (300mg)

CBD Oils

CBD oil is produced in very much a similar way to sunflower and olive oil. The oils are made from Hemp plants which are cold pressed to extract the pure hemp oil. This oil contains a base level of CBD and other cannabinoids. 

CBD is then CO2 extracted from the plants and readded to the CBD oils. This is how you can have a large amount of CBD in an oil.

  • Jul 31, 2020
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