Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Cannabis oil is an umbrella term to describe different types of products made from the plants that belong to the Cannabis sativa L. family.
Both marijuana CBD oil, CBD hemp oil, and hemp seed oil come from the same parent plant. However, this is where the similarities between these three products end.
Let’s have a look at different types of CBD oil:
1. Marijuana CBD Oil
Marijuana CBD oil is made from the marijuana flowers that have been selectively bred to contain high CBD content and lower THC levels (contrary to marijuana THC oil).
There are no limits to the amount of THC you can get from marijuana-derived CBD oil — it all depends on the breeder. THC is the primary ingredient responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant.
Because of that, marijuana CBD oil is a controlled substance and you can buy it only in places with a legal marijuana market.
2. CBD Hemp Oil
CBD hemp oil (as the name suggests) is derived from hemp plants, which typically contain below 0.3% THC. There’s no high from using hemp-derived products.
The low THC content also allows hemp manufacturers to market their CBD oil as a health supplement rather than a therapeutic or recreational drug.
This makes CBD hemp oil legal in all 50 states.
Does it mean CBD hemp oil is ineffective? Not at all, it just means the current research is inconclusive and there’s a chance that both products may be better suited for different applications.
3. Hemp Seed Oil
Like CBD hemp oil, hemp seed oil comes from the same plant. But when you dig deeper into the subject, it turns out these two products are actually worlds apart.
The most important difference lies in their CBD content, which is nearly nonexistent in hemp seed oil.
Cannabinoids, terpenes, and all the other active compounds in hemp are contained in the resin of its flowers — not in the seeds.