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Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Jan 27, There is still a lot of confusion over what exactly is CBD, with many people thinking cannabis, hemp, marijuana, and THC tetrahydrocannabinol are the same thing. They are not. Cannabis is a plant, and there are two main types: Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. While marijuana can be derived from both types, hemp is only derived from the Cannabis Sativa family.
This means that even though hemp and marijuana have a few things in common, there are notable differences, with the most crucial being that hemp is almost devoid of THC, which is the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high. In fact, by law, hemp must contain no more than 0. Because of the historical regulatory landscape, there are hardly any well-conducted trials backing up those claims, although research is expected to ramp up now that laws distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
Nowadays, CBD seems to be included in everything from protein powders to pain-relieving patches to products for period pain. But check those labels. Because CBD is quite a bitter substance, a lot of products contain large amounts of added sugar. In addition, many of the claims made about the benefits of CBD are dubious. At the end of the day all you may be getting is an expensive, high-sugar supplement that does very little. There is a prescription CBD oil that is considered an effective anti-seizure medication, called Epidiolex. However, further research is needed to determine if CBD is safe and effective for other medical conditions.
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A comparison of CBD and THC