To get started, it’s essential to highlight the differences between two different cannabis plant types that both produce CBD.
To the naked eye, hemp and marijuana look pretty much the same other than a few subtle differences, but on a chemical level… that’s a whole different story.
Chemically hemp and marijuana contain significantly different levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), otherwise known as the stuff that gets you high.
While marijuana can produce up to about 30% of THC, hemp is defined by its lack of THC production, which, by definition, contains less than 0.3%.
The fact that THC is intoxicating and, in turn, causes the user to get high, marijuana has remained illegal on the federal level in the US and most other countries.
You’re probably wondering, “What does this have to do with CBD?”, aren’t you?
Now that we’ve discussed the two sources of CBD -- let us explain.