Is Hemp Oil And Cannabis Oil The Same Thing?

This is a question that causes a lot of confusion, is hemp oil and cannabis oil the same thing? Well, as we have already established hemp is the cannabis Sativa plant, albeit with a low trace of THC.

Cannabis Sativa contains a vast array of cannabinoids including CBD which can be extracted to make cannabis oil.

Hemp has excellent levels of the cannabinoids without any intoxicating effects so it is used to make things like CBD oils, teas and skincare products.

The term Hemp oil is growing in popularity as an alternative when referring to a full-spectrum CBD , which we have established is made from food-grade hemp. The CBD and other cannabinoids are infused into a carrier oil such as MCT (liquid coconut oil), Olive oil etc although it can also be extracted into hemp seed oil.

The confusion comes in because hemp oil is what many people also call the oil that has been cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant aka Hemp-seed oil.

Hemp-seed oil is really good for you but it doesn’t have the high concentrations of cannabinoids like CBD that you find in the rest of the plant so you need to make sure that you understand the difference between hemp-seed oil and hemp oil (CBD) so you know what you are buying.

Organic hemp-seed oil is very beneficial for a healthy lifestyle and highly nutritious when incorporated into your diet.

It’s delicious on salads and in cooking and contains vitamins and helpful omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids as well as being excellent for the skin making it a popular choice for creams, balms and massage oils.

On the whole, a full spectrum CBD food supplement product is what most people are referring to when they say cannabis oil or hemp oil but do note that cannabis oil is also a name used for medicinal-grade cannabis oil which often has higher levels of THC and CBD than you would get from industrial hemp and which is now being prescribed by some medical professionals around the world for certain conditions.

For more information on the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum & isolate oil, check out our blog here.