What is the difference between hemp CBD and “cannabis” CBD?

by HelloMD

I want to make edibles for anxious people with CBD. I need a healthy and effective source of CBD. I have purchased powdered CBD distillate. Pretty expensive but versatile. Little jars of CBD oil are not a practical size and expensive. Does hemp oil qualify as food grade?


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Answer - Dr Andrew Vanderveer twitter = @andyvanderveer facebook = andyvanderveer

The difference between Hemp and Cannabis is a distinction made by the government. At the molecular level the CBD is the same in both and can be beneficial to health and wellness. Different licensing and regulations are in place for Hemp and Cannabis. Hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC at the time of testing. Hemp can be grown in almost every state and it can be grown in massive quantities. Hemp can be sold, shipped and ingested throughout most of the US. Meanwhile, cannabis is more tightly regulated and only permitted in certain states. Interstate commerce (moving it across state lines) of cannabis is not permitted, as THC is schedule 1 controlled substance. States that have an adult use program or medical program will have varying levels of access to grow, sell or purchase cannabis in its many forms. This cannabis may contain various levels of CBD and THC. If you want the maximum health benefits from CBD, THC, Hemp, Cannabis, or Marijuana I always recommend a whole-plant full spectrum product that contains as many cannabinoids and terpenes as possible. In isolation, CBD, THC and the other cannabinoids have very limited value. There is a complex interaction between all of the compounds that provides synergy and multiplicative effects, the way mother nature intended it!