Misconception: CBD from cannabis is better than Hemp
CBD from cannabis and hemp are the same. It has been concluded that “both hemp varieties and marijuana varieties are of the same genus, Cannabis, and the same species, Cannabis Sativa. Further, there are countless varieties that fall into further classifications within the species cannabis Sativa.” However, it is all dependent on how the plant is grown and utilized. For instance, the term cannabis (or marijuana) is used when describing a Cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for its potent trichomes. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties. Hemp, on the other hand, is used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC, which is less than 0.3% THC, and typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, and much more. This single factor (0.3%) distinguishes between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.” CBD is CBD and the quality does not differ.