Marijuana and hemp belong to the same species and genus: cannabis sativa. The only difference is the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the plant. Any plant with 0.4 or greater in it is considered marijuana. Anything less is considered hemp. THC is the primary psychoactive compound that makes people feel “high”. You can’t get high on hemp because it doesn’t have enough THC.
Hemp plants still offer a variety of health benefits which is why you probably have seen hemp products in stores. Hemp oil, CBD oil, or CBD hemp oil are all basically the same thing. These oils can come in 3 forms: full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate. It’s important that you read the labels so you know what you are getting. Full spectrum can contain up to 0.3% THC, broad spectrum has all the benefits of the CBD with 0% THC. Isolates only have CBD, and none of the other beneficial components of the hemp plant. There are also hemp oil products out there with no CBD. These are typically very inexpensive and will not have the properties you are looking for to manage aches and pains.
CBD, or cannabidiol, can help reduce chronic pain by calming the pain receptors in the body and reducing inflammation. There have been many studies done with CBD treating chronic pain patients, insomnia and anxiety (see links below). CBD or hemp oil offers a variety of benefits with very little side affects, most notably, it is not addictive like opioids are.
We are happy to offer only the highest, medical grade quality hemp oil. This is a broad spectrum oil diluted in MCT oil. It has no taste (unlike other hemp oils on the market). It is also available as a roll on so you can target the source of your pain.