What is CBD?
Lately, we are seeing more and more research and stories in the news about what CBD can do to benefit health, lifestyle and illness. But it is still a product that is often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. This confusion can be mostly attributed to the fact that CBD can be harvested from the hemp or cannabis plant.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is one of more than 60 compounds found in these plants. It acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system, creating physical changes in the body, which can be beneficial in many ways. In recent times, it has become increasingly understood that taking CBD oil, a product made from CBD, can have a positive influence on many aspects of life and health.
We are going to look at the argument for hemp CBD vs cannabis CBD. We’ll investigate the differences between the two plants and how this produces differences in the CBD oil produced—and, importantly, how these differences in CBD oil will affect those who take it.
Differences Between Hemp and Cannabis
First, let’s look at the differences between the plants that make CBD oil. To start with, the two plants look physically different. This is due to the different reasons that both of them are grown. Cannabis, grown for its flowering buds for reasons of smoking or THC extraction, are generally short and wide. Hemp, on the other hand, is tall and narrow as it is not grown for its buds. Hemp is low in THC and is often grown for a variety of purposes including the manufacture of materials.
As mentioned above, cannabis and hemp differ in the levels of naturally occurring THC that they contain. THC is a cannabinoid like CBD. However, its properties are very different and often antagonistic to the effects of CBD. Hemp is naturally high in CBD and low in THC; the reverse is true of cannabis. In fact, hemp contains only about 0.3% – 1.5% THC, while cannabis contains about 5% – 10% or more THC.
This means that the levels of THC and CBD are different in the CBD oil produced from the two plants. But what does this mean for those taking CBD oil? First, we need to look at the differences between CBD and THC and why you might want a product with more of one or the other.
Hemp CBD Health Benefits
Let’s start by looking at THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound found in cannabis with psychotropic properties. Medical marijuana companies breed their plants to have the highest concentrations of this compound. It is associated with the feeling of being high that marijuana smokers experience. Effects include feelings of euphoria, pain relief and sometimes increased anxiety and paranoia.
On the other hand, CBD can be associated with many of the opposing effects of THC. CBD has been linked with the ability to reduce nausea and anxiety, anti-inflammatory and anti-psychotic properties, and even tumour fighting properties and the ability to lower levels of depression.
Research has shown that CBD can be used as an anti-anxiety remedy. And support is gathering for CBD’s role as an alternative remedy for illnesses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, depression and much more.
THC works on the endocannabinoid system in a different way from CBD, so although it is a similar compound, it does not have these benefits. However,research has shown that THC can have a positive influence over pain relief, PTSD, poor appetite and more.
Hemp CBD has also been shown to be safe to use by all, children, pregnant or nursing women, and those who cannot (or do not wish to) take pharmaceutical medicines who may want to use it as an alternative remedy.
Vaping Hemp CBD Oil
You can vape Hemp CBD oil in any vaporizer that can vape oils and e-liquids. There are many websites that sell Hemp CBD liquid in different sizes (ml) as well as different strengths (mg of CBD/ml bottle).
This is a 100% legal liquid to vape, because CBD that is derived from the hemp plant is considered a health supplement.
It also tastes great to vape! A little thicker than your typical nicotine e-Juice, the CBD juice comes in a variety of flavors just like any other e-liquid.
It would seem that the strong research supporting the hemp oil benefits, its safety and ease of use and purchase puts it in front of cannabis CBD when comparing the two. Whilst cannabis CBD does have its benefits, its drawbacks seem to outweigh these, and given the positives of hemp CBD and its lack of drawbacks hemp CBD seems a clear winner.
When choosing between hemp and cannabis, hemp seems to be the best option.
Personally, I have used precium CBD Oil from Delta Botanicals (www.deltacbd.com). This GMO Free, natural, 100% pure, full spectrum CO2 extracted CBD oil is great for vaping.
I’ve used it with my Kangertech SUBVOD (below) with excellent results. I chose to start off with the lowest strength of 150mg (in a 30ml bottle) to try it out. It costs $30, so it is more expensive than your typical e-Juice, but a better deal than other Hemp CBD sellers online.
Strengths vary from 150mg/30ml bottle to 1250mg/30ml bottle. Prices range from $30 for the 150mg and $180 for the 1250mg.
The flavors range from natural CBD flavor, citrus fruits, peppermint, mango, and my personal favorite — vanilla cream — very smooth.
Personally, I will buy again and will likely purchase a higher concentrated bottle; the price is worth it. It lasts a long time while vaping and with a variety of flavors to choose from, including original CBD flavor if you want it, it vapes very well for both lung to mouth hits to mouth to lung.
Each bottle from Delta Botanicals uses maximum VG as its base and each strength is easily identifiable by their color labeling system, which starts off with blue as the weakest (150mg).
The best part is whether you choose a LTM or MTL hit, there is no coughing or any of that kick you get with nicotine e-liquids. There is no nicotine in this product, so if you are not a nicotine smoker but looking for something different, this is a great choice. Feel free to shop around online at different manufacturers of CBD oil and find one that suits you and your vaporizer.
Note that this website is not being paid to promote any brand in this article, and all recommendations are based solely to the writer’s’ own personal experiences. Vape away!