Hemp has been grown and used by humans for thousands of years. In the United States and North America, hemp can be legally grown as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, shorthand for the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol.
The legality of hemp plants in North America is good news since the plant has hundreds of beneficial uses. Most importantly, established scientific data supports the numerous contributions of the hemp flower and its many cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes to good health and wellness.
Hemp is considered an earth-friendly plant that gives nutrients back to the soil. It also grows densely making herbicides unnecessary, uses little water and is a perfect rotation crop. Because the crop grows rapidly and is ready for harvest in just a few months, it is considered both highly sustainable and renewable.
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of over 100 known Phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp and cannabis plants. CBD doesn’t make people feel high. CBD continues to gain popularity as studies reveal its potential contributions to human health.
Full-spectrum CBD is preferred over CBD isolate because it contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids, providing a wider array of health benefits than CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD allows for the “entourage effect” or “ensemble effect” where the collective positive health benefits of various components of the hemp plant concentrate are multiplied and amplified as opposed to a single isolated component.
No! Marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant and contains various levels of THC, the psychoactive compound, while CBD is typically derived from the Hemp plant and is not psychoactive, containing 0.3% or less amounts of THC.