What’s the difference between Hemp and CBD?

What’s the difference between Hemp and CBD?

While they are commonly used interchangeably, hemp oil and CBD are vastly different. We look at what makes the compounds so contrasting.

What’s the difference?

The first and arguably the most important difference is how they are made. CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant whereas hemp oil is made from the seeds of the plant. This changes the uses and benefits of the oil.

CBD is also known as cannabidiol and is one of over a hundred active compounds found in the cannabis plant. On the flipside, hemp oil has absolutely no cannabinoids in it, meaning you won’t find CBD in hemp oil.

Hemp oil is typically considered more of a superfood that you can add to your diet for nutritional benefits. It’s naturally high in antioxidants, omega-3 and fatty acids. CBD oil, on the other hand, has a different set of benefits that are more holistic.

What’s similar?

CBD oil and hemp oil do not get you ‘high’ - neither have the psychoactive properties meaning they are 100% legal and not considered a drug. Beyond that, they are two very different products!

CBD oil is extracted from the stalks, leaves, and buds of hemp plants and typically, strains are chosen that are known to have higher CBD levels in order to maximize the potency of the end product. CBD oil has also become very popular in the medical cannabis industry.


Knowing the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is vitally important because their use varies drastically.

If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call or ask us in store. We are more than happy to help!

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