CBD Oil Without THC
You might have found this article while searching on Google "CBD oil without THC", or you might have stumbled across it on our website. This is a interesting search result and we are going to talk a little bit more about CBD oil without THC and CBD oil containing a little bit of THC. We will answer the question "is a little bit of THC ok?".
Where is CBD Derived from?
Before we talk about and dig right into looking for a CBD oil without THC, lets talk about where CBD is derived from. CBD is found in the stalks, stems and flower of the Cannabis plant. WHOA! Cannabis you said? YES! But people do not often know that Cannabis actually groups three species together which include Marijuana and Hemp.
Cannabis is a genus of flower plants in the family Cannabacea. There are usually three species recognized when we talk about Cannabis: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.
When we talk about Marijuana and Hemp we usually simply and broadly classify them both as cannabis. Hemp is actually part of the main 3 species and is classified as Cannabis sativa. Hemp itself is a term to describe varieties of cannabis that contain under 0.3% THC by dry weight.
Marijuana on the other hand is used broadly to classify Cannabis that contains more then 0.3% THC and usually gives the intoxicating effect (the high).
Is a little THC ok?
Now that we have a learned about the differences between hemp and marijuana lets talk about THC and if it's ok in small dosages. Now that you know that hemp contains under 0.03% THC the question you might ask yourself is "is that enough THC to give a intoxicating effect?". The answer to that is simply no. There is not nearly enough THC in hemp to give a high. All of the products that we sell here on ChilliwackCBD are derived from hemp simply because we know most of our customers want the benefits of CBD without the intoxicating effect THC can give like with marijuana derived CBD. This is not to say that all marijuana derived products contain enough THC to give a high but typically you would see much higher THC concentrations then you would with hemp derived CBD products.
This leads me into my next topic of conversation and we will answer the question "is a little THC ok". CBD is only 1 of over 130 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are two of the most recognized but there are a ton of other cannabinoids and terpenes contained in the cannabis plant which have their own benefits. When you take a product that contains only CBD (typically CBD isolate) you are only getting the benefits of the CBD but there seems to be a lot of consensus that to get the maximum benefit you typically want something that is full spectrum. Full spectrum means you are getting most of the plant matter including other cannabinoids including THC and terpenes, but the main cannabinoid in concentration is certainly the CBD. When you take a full spectrum product like our CBD Tinctures all the cannabinoids together create something called the "entourage effect".
What is the entourage effect?
The cannabis plant has over 500 chemical compounds which include cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), terpenes and flavonoids. When all of these compounds are used together this is the entourage effect. CBD used only can have so many benefits but when you use whole plant matter you get the benefits of not only CBD itself but all the other flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes which is believed to create a synergist chemical effect. This information is certainly worth knowing because when you are looking for CBD oil without THC you are most likely looking for something without the benefits of the entourage effect
Without diving much deeper into the topic of CBD oil without the THC I hope this article provided you a little more insight. Many people I believe think ANY amount of THC is bad or will give them a intoxicating effect but that's certainly not the case. CBD actually can reverse the effects of the intoxicating effect of a CBD high.
My suggestion to you is to find a full spectrum product (the whole plant matter) which contains below the 0.03% THC level and you will not get any intoxicating effects. To ensure that the products you are buying contains less than that amount make sure the retailer you are buying from contains lab reports. All of the products we carry here contains lab results which are available for all our customers to view.
If I was unable to change your mind about this subject and you still want products that ONLY contains CBD then feel free to look through our CBD isolate products here.