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What is the difference between Hemp CBD and Cannabis CBD

Cbd products are becoming very popular for their array of healing qualities. You can now find CBD in gummies, oil, lotions, edibles, candy,vapes and so many more. But what is the difference between CBD made from Hemp and the CBD products available from cannabis? As many states are legalizing cannabis, it's probably a good idea to know the difference between the two so you can make the right decision for yourself.

Hemp and cannabis come from the same plant called Cannabis sativa L. 

Industrial Hemp is cultivated for  use of the stalk and seeds. This product is used to make textiles, food, paper, etc. Industrial Hemp contains only about .03% THC, which is the legal amount to be sold in all states. Hemp is considered a durable and strong fiber. It can be grown without pesticides and is completely sustainable. Its seeds and stems are high in protein, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, therefore, lacks the component cannabis is known to create a high. Because of the lack of this component, Hemp has a higher CBD content. 

Cannabis is specifically cultivated for its psychoactive component THC. It is used to smoke or ingest for medical and recreational purposes. It contains between 5% or more THC. Cannabis or marijuana as some refer to it is usually grown in warm and humid environments to produce a high quantity of THC within the buds. Cannabis contains 120 cannabinoids that are all beneficial to the body. Marijuana is used mainly for the buds but also for the stems and leaves. Cannabis is cultivated for the THC but also contains CBD. 

A typical hemp-derived CBD oil contains about 3.5% CBD. Cannabis oil contains upwards of 20% CBD. 

How much CBD should you take?

Here are the guidelines to  dosage on a Hemp derived CBD:

For general well being: 2.5 to 15 mg CBD per day

For chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD per day

For sleep: 40 to 120 mg CBD per day

It's always best to keep a journal of your dosage and how it affects you so you can adjust either higher or lower.