Hemp (CBD) vs Marijuana: Which one is better?

When it comes to health trends in America, I think it is safe to say that CBD has become more popular than kombucha within the past few years. If CBD is so popular, why are there still so many misconceptions? 

CBD is a cannabinoid naturally created by both hemp and marijuana. One of the most common misconceptions is that the CBD derived from one plant or the other must be superior to it’s sister plant. There are many articles written by medical marijuana companies and companies that offer MMJ card certifications that recommend CBD derived from  marijuana and state that it is more effective than CBD derived from hemp. Frankly, companies making statements like this are simply encouraging their readers to use medical marijuana over hemp in an attempt to gain a customer. The reality is, whether it is derived from marijuana or hemp, CBD is CBD. The CBD molecules from hemp and marijuana have the same molecular structure. 

CBD from Hemp & Marijuana; what is the difference?

Although the molecular structure of CBD molecules derived from hemp are the same as  CBD molecules derived from marijuana, these plants are very different.

So, which is best for you? The type of products you will use will depend on your condition. CBD is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory effective in treating many conditions such as autism, insomnia, epilepsy, pain, anxiety, HIV, Chron’s Disease and many other conditions. Whether you choose to use CBD derived from hemp or marijuana may be determined on how much CBD you need per dose.

If your dose is over 10mg of CBD at a time, you may want use hemp-derived CBD products. Why? Since marijuana is naturally low in CBD and high in THC, most “high CBD” products found in dispensaries  are about 5mg per dose. If you need large doses of CBD, using marijuana-derived CBD products may end up becoming very expensive. For instance, if you have a marijuana-derived tincture from the dispensary containing 5mg CBD per 1ml dropper, but you need a 30mg dose of CBD each time you take it, you will end up taking 6 full droppers just to reach your preferred dose! Each person will take a different amount of CBD depending on the type of relief they are looking for and their body’s bioavailability. Average doses widely range between 5mg-50mg of CBD or more. When it comes to cannabis medicine of any kind, it is advised to start with a low dose and gradually increase it over time as needed in order to find your perfect dose!

Cannabis medicine comes in many different forms and there is no one size fits all prescription. There are even options for individuals who are not interested in using any THC can also find relief with THC free hemp-derived CBD products known as broad spectrum extracts. Broad spectrum products contain a whole plant complex, allowing The Entourage Effect to take place, but the 0.3% THC has been extracted.

Overall, the CBD derived from both hemp and marijuana have the same medicinal benefits. By trail and error, you will discover if you prefer marijuana-derived CBD products from your local dispensary or high quality CBD products derived from hemp found at Healthy Hemp. Like with any natural medicine, you must be patient when trying to find your ideal product and dose. 

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