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Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD – An FDA Warning

Warnings Issued to Hemp CBD Oil Companies via the FDA.

The FDA has issued warnings to the market leading manufacturers and distributors of Hemp-derived CBD products. Many advocates have jumped to conclusions, instantly irritated and upset when they hear about this. Surprisingly, however, it is a warning that needs to be addressed. CBD products derived from industrial hemp plants are not the same as the ones derived from marijuana plants. While both have benefits to offer, they are as different as the plants from which they are derived.

The CBD content in the oil made from hemp is of very low concentration, averaging only 25 parts per million (ppm). The oil made from marijuana plants offer a much higher concentration. The average content in the oil made from the marijuana plant is 150,000 parts per million (ppm). As you can see there is a major difference in that aspect alone.

The concern that the warnings are bringing to the table is that the manufacturers of the hemp-derived oil are advertising their products as offering the same benefits offered by marijuana-derived  oil that has made national headlines for saving lives.  As stated on CBD.org with permission from ProjectCBD.org, another major difference between the hemp-derived oil and cannabis-derived oil is as follows; “Hemp-derived CBD and refined CBD powder lack critical medicinal terpenes and secondary cannabinoids found in cannabis oil. These compounds interact with CBD and THC to enhance their medicinal benefits.” This is why Whole Plant Therapy is often needed for patients to find relief from many ailments.

The FDA is surprisingly just trying to help consumers make a smarter choice when looking to purchase CBD oils. Hemp-derived CBD oil is not the same as the oil from medical marijuana and companies that sell these products should not be advertising that it is and misleading consumers.  Having clarity is key to these emerging markets and these warnings are a great step to providing that transparency between the two.

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