Hemp is probably the earliest known plant grown for textile fiber dating back to ancient Mesopotamia–– roughly 8,000 BCE. It was used by ancient people throughout the world as medicine for various types of ailments. Its versatility was well-known throughout history.
Difference between Hemp and Marijuana: The hemp plant is a close relative of marijuana–– they’re both in the cannabis family. Hemp is not marijuana. Although they share commonalities. Like we said before, think of you and your dramatic Aunt Alice. Two different people, different personalities, same family. That’s marijuana and hemp.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds. Cannabis plants contain many types of cannabinoids. CBD is a type of cannabinoid, found in the flower and leaves of the cannabis plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol (a type of cannabinoid that won’t get you high). CBD, like other cannabinoids, affects our body’s biochemical communication system called the Endocannabinoid System. (ECS). Our ECS plays a critical role in regulating our physiology, emotions, and cognitive processes.
We extract all the beneficial cannabinoids (including CBD), phytochemicals and compounds from hemp plants. Extracting all the beneficial compounds and chemicals is called full-spectrum (more about full-spectrum later).
Hemp plants are very low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), about 0.3 percent. THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plan. Marijuana has much higher THC concentrations than hemp plants.
This means with full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD oil, you get the benefits without the high! See…it’s a very sciencey matter.