The tricky marketing tactics behind hempseed oil.


Why is Hemp legal is all states and CBD is not?

Confusion between the hempseed oils and CBD Hemp oils typically derives from where they are extracted: the cannabis plant. Hempseed oil is oil extracted from the pressing of seeds from the cannabis plant while CBD hemp oil is derived from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the cannabis plant.  Products containing hempseed and CBD hemp oils do not typically cause a high, since the levels of THC, if any, tend to be exceptionally low. These products, by law, can have no more than 0.3% of THC. Psychoactive symptoms would be nonexistent at this concentration of THC.

In 2018, the farm bill passed that made production of industrial hemp legal in the United States. Since CBD hemp oil and hempseed oil are in the same cannabis genre, they are often marketed as the same thing. CBD, as an ingredient, is generally more expensive than hempseed oil, and thus CBD related products tend to be more expensive. By marketing their products as if they contain CBD, manufactures can advertise an increase in product prices. The best way to distinguish what you are paying for when purchasing a cannabis related product is looking at its listings. Hempseed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil. CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.

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