Understanding the differences hemp CBD and marijuana CBD have on health

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Learning the differences between the two helps consumers make better health choices

The popularity and availability of quality cannabis and cannabis-based products such as CBD (cannabidiol) continue to grow, but education about these products has somehow lapsed behind production and most people, who would be customers, do not have any real understanding of what does what or how to use and enjoy these cannabis products safely.

CBD products can now be found in abundant supply and variety. It is important to know that there are basically two types of CBD. One comes for a hemp plant, which, by law, contains less than 3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive agent in marijuana. This CBD is perfectly legal and has many therapeutic values for the human body.

The other comes from the marijuana plant and has anywhere from 5 to 30% THC. It also has many therapeutic values, and it will get you high in varying degrees depending on the THC content. It also remains illegal in states where recreational cannabis is still illegal. Unless that state has voted to accept medical marijuana shops. Then, you will still need a card from your doctor to buy from those dispensaries.

With both the hemp and the marijuana CBD products, the manner and care with which the compound is processed can make a huge difference in the overall quality of the finished product. Shortcuts and money-saving methods will lead to lower amounts of terpenes, cannabinoids and other useful compounds in the finished product.

Always be sure to purchase the best CBD oils and such available, even if another brand looks like a bargain. In this case you really do get what you pay for.