Psycho-Active Differences Between Hemp & Marijuana

Hemp and Marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis plant but are often confused.

A major difference between Hemp and Marijuana is that Hemp contains approximately less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the psycho-active substance that is responsible feeling “high”. On the other hand, Marijuana contains much higher concentrations of THC than that of Hemp.

Hemp is a lot richer in CBD (Cannabidiol), the non-psychoactive Cannabinoid, which has many medicinal benefits and potential therapeutic applications. In short, CBD products that are produced from Hemp plants will not get you high.

Physical Differences

Interestingly, Hemp grows much taller than Marijuana (approximately four metres in height), is thinner, and better at growing in harsh environments. It is easily one of the most versatile crops on earth.

Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Hemp Oil

  • Hemp Seed Oil is harvested by compressing seeds from the Cannabis Hemp plant. The resulting seed oil is a nutritious dietary supplement but does not contain any CBD or THC.
  • CBD Hemp Oil is extracted in a laboratory using the complete Hemp plant – especially flowers that contain concentrated amounts of CBD.

Uses of Cannabis

Not only are Hemp and Marijuana regulated differently, but their uses are also unique. For example, CBD Hemp oil has been studied for its potential role in treating many common health issues. These include anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease. On the other hand, Marijuana is usually used for recreational purposes. For those suffering with cancer, it may even provide a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.

Cannabis & South African Law

Marijuana is strictly regulated in most countries in the world due to its psychoactive properties. However, the medicinal properties of Hemp are being are now being widely recognised around the world – including South Africa.

The Future of CBD Oil

Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing and many new therapeutic uses for this plant remedy are being discovered. There is still much to be learned about the efficacy and safety of CBD, but recent studies suggest that CBD oil may provide a safe alternative treatment for many common health issues.

The mission of CBDOilStore.co.za is to provide you with the best selection of CBD products that have been produced locally and those imported from American and Europe. We aim to select on those that are chemical-free and lab-certified. Products include oils and tinctures, vapes, balms and edibles. We guarantee that all of our CBD products are free of THC and are of the highest quality and manufactured under strict laboratory controls.

* Always consult your physician or veterinarian when adding CBD products to you or your pet’s diet. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, and no claims regarding such are made. Products have not been evaluated by the MCC or the FDA.