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Delta’s CBD Blog

Read here for the latest research and news on Cannabidiol (CBD).

We at Delta Botanicals strongly believe in the importance of educating the public about Cannabidiol, CBD. In fact, it’s a central part of our company mission.

When people learn about CBD and experience its effects, they become ambassadors of CBD, sharing what they’ve learned and felt with their friends and family. Then those people educate themselves and in turn, also become supporters. It’s through education that we will be able to turn CBD into a household term, one as common as aspirin.

Our goal in this blog is to provide you, our valued customer, with educational material and the latest news about Cannabidiol. That will include scientific research and developments, updates on the domestic hemp agricultural movement, legislation regarding CBD and cannabis, and any new and noteworthy information we think would benefit your understanding of our product and the growing cannabis industry in the U.S.

Over the next few weeks, we will be tackling topics such as

  • What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?
  • What symptoms has CBD shown alleviate?
  • What is the difference between full-spectrum CBD and isolate?

While we are not permitted by the FDA to make claims as to what our full-spectrum, O-THC, CBD oil can do, we will point you to 3rd party articles and research illustrating the potential Cannabidiol has to make a significant impact on your personal health and wellness.

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Cannabis and CBD

The differences between marijuana and hemp and how CBD is present in both.

To say that there is some confusion surrounding hemp, marijuana, and CBD is a complete understatement! This confusion is made even worse because of legislation in the U.S. regarding hemp, marijuana, and CBD.

So let’s try to simplify it. Hemp and marijuana both belong to the class (genus) of plants known as Cannabis. They are actually the same species, Cannabis Sativa. They are the same plant, except that they have been bred differently, so they have different qualities.

Confusing? Let’s look at another example. Take another plant species, Brassica oleracea. This is the scientific name for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and collards. Those vegetables are totally different, but they’re the same plant. This is the relationship between hemp and marijuana. In the same way that you’re not going to call a broccoli cauliflower, you can’t (or shouldn’t) refer to hemp as marijuana and vice versa.

Now, keep in mind that sometimes people interchange cannabis and marijuana, and at other times use cannabis as an umbrella term when discussing both hemp and marijuana. For the purposes of this post, cannabis will refer to both hemp and marijuana.

So what is the difference between hemp and marijuana? Marijuana is bred to have high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the cannabinoid (a chemical found in cannabis) that is most associated with the psychoactive effects of smoking or ingesting marijuana- the “high” feeling. Hemp has very small, basically negligible amount of THC. You couldn’t get high from it no matter how much of it you smoked.

Industrial hemp is a term used to describe hemp that has less than 0.3% THC. In the U.S., industrial hemp is legal to import, purchase, and consume in various forms. Some states now have hemp pilot programs as part of the Farm Bill of 2014. You can visit the Hemp Industries Association for more information.

While marijuana is typically used for its medicinal/recreational purposes, hemp has many more uses. It can be used for food, construction material, paper production, clothing fiber, and fuel. It can also be used medicinally. 

This is where CBD, cannabidiol, comes into play. CBD is a cannabinoid, just like THC, and it can be found in both marijuana and hemp. CBD can be extracted from both plants, and the differences in the quality of CBD will come from the method of extraction, and the production standards of the company performing the extraction. And of course, there is the issue of legality depending on the plant from which it is derived.

Our next post will talk about extraction methods of CBD and its different forms.

Further Reading:

The Differences Between Hemp and Cannabis

What are Cannabinoids?

Hemp vs. Marijuana

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