Different Types of CBD oil
The two classifications of plants that produce CBD are hemp and marijuana. The molecular structure of CBD is the same regardless of the source, but the difference between the chemical makeup of hemp and marijuana plants will lead to CBD oil products having different effects.
Hemp derived CBD oil vs. marijuana derived oil
The main difference between hemp derived CBD oil vs. marijuana derived CBD oil is that hemp CBD oil will not make you feel “high” or produce an intoxicating effect. Industrial hemp plants are grown to produce many different things like rope, clothing and paper. Under US law, hemp plants and hemp derived products must contain less than 0.3% THC. If you’re looking for hemp derived oil, remember that something labeled “hemp oil” is not the same as CBD oil since it’s harvested from seeds and typically doesn’t contain any cannabidiol.
Marijuana derived CBD oil, on the other hand, comes from the cannabis plant that has lush flowers and is grown primarily for it’s intoxicating effects. Most of the flowers on these plants have higher levels of THC than CBD. That being said, there’s still many plants that are grown to be primarily CBD heavy. Marijuana derived CBD oil contains higher levels of THC than hemp derived oil.
Full Spectrum CBD oil vs. Broad Spectrum CBD oil
The effects of CBD oil products aren’t just dependent on hemp vs. marijuana CBD oil. There’s also cannabis compounds and ingredients that can affect your experience when taking CBD oil. These two types of oils and CBD isolate have many differences and because of that, the feelings of CBD oil can vary greatly depending on which type you’re taking.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant and contains a range of cannabinoids, cannabidiol, terpenes, fatty acids, and trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less). Nothing has been filtered out during the extraction process.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum CBD oil is also derived from hemp and is really similar to full-spectrum CBD oil, but there’s an additional extraction process that filters out the trace THC. It contains a range of cannabinoids, cannabidiol, terpenes and fatty acids, but it doesn’t contain any THC. This type of CBD product is intended if you want to reap the relaxing benefits of CBD oil without the worry of potentially getting high (if that’s a worry to you).
There’s another option for those who are interested in CBD, and that’s CBD isolate. CBD isolate begins as oil and is then refined into a white powder or a crystalline solid. It’s stripped of all those cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids and is the most refined form of non intoxicating cannabinoid. This option is decreasing in popularity as more scientific research is beginning to show that CBD is most effective when it contains those terpenes, fatty acids, etc., which is known as the “entourage effect”.
Does CBD Oil Give You A Buzz?
Hemp-derived oils should not get you high because they are non intoxicating. Rather than feeling stoned, depending on the type of CBD oil you take. How should you expect to feel? Users often report CBD may make you feel relaxed and calm. Using CBD is a great way to calm your body and mind down after a busy day if you’re looking to relax, but not be stoned.