What makes Hemp and Marijuana different, and is cannabidiol (CBD) derived from Hemp as beneficial as it is from Marijuana?cbdproco
Throughout history Marijuana has been bred to have very high levels of THC mostly concentrated in the trichomes and flowers of the plant and traditionally containing low levels of cannabidiol (CBD). Marijuana can be Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa while Industrial Hemp is always Cannabis sativa. Marijuana traditionally will be full of flowering dense buds, bushy, and overall smaller in size. Industrial Hemp on the opposite side of the spectrum has minimal flowering buds, extremely fibrous long stalks, and contains very high levels of CBD while only having trace amounts of THC. Whether cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from Hemp or Marijuana, CBD is CBD. We can think of this in terms of protein; proteins can be derived from a variety of sources yet still remains a protein. Due to the natural cannabinoid profile of Hemp and Marijuana, Hemp is phenomenal in that it enables one to receive the benefits of Cannabis without the “high” effect traditional to Marijuana. When Marijuana is cultivated the male plants are culled and female plants are then grown, since the majority of the THC is derived from the female part of the plant (flowering buds). An exceptionally high percentage of cannabidiol (CBD) can be produced consistently and naturally from the Industrial Hemp plant and hence it does not make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD from Marijuana.