Hemp Flower

CBD Flower and Cannabis Comparison

Effects on the Body

The cannabidiol found in CBD flower has been said to be used as a pain reliever, to reduce nausea, to ease migraines, to reduce anxiety, and even decrease seizures.

The THC found in Marijuana has been said to have psychoactive side effects and increase appetite, which are a few of its major differences compared to CBD flower. However, THC has been found to relieve pain, reduce nausea and anxiety, and ease migraines like CBD. (Source: Healthline)

Aroma and Appearance

Both hemp flower and marijuana have similar, distinct smells. They are also visually similar to the untrained eye. This can make it very difficult to tell the products apart. (Source: Green Entrepreneur)

cbd flower aroma and appearance

Genetic Makeup

cbd genetic makeup

(Source: CBD Origin)

THC Content

While Marijuana is bred to contain up to 30% THC, legal hemp does not contain more than 0.3% THC. (Source: Berkshire CBD)

Same Plant, Different Uses

Both CBD Flower and Marijuana come from the same genus, Cannabis. (Source: Trusted CBD Oil)

cbd uses versus marijuana

2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 bill legalized the production of hemp and listed the product as a covered commodity under crop insurance. It was also an influencer of streamlining the process for developing hemp policies. (Source: American Farm Bureau Federation)

Marijuana Legalization

marijuana legalization

While Marijuana remains illegal at a federal level, there are a handful of states that have legalized recreational use.

(Map Key from darkest to lightest: Legalized, Medical and Decriminalized, Medical, Decriminalized, Fully Illegal) (Source: DISA)

CBD Hemp Flower Legality

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, smokable CBD hemp flower was made legal in the United States. In order to maintain its legal status growers must adhere to these regulations:
– Must be HEMP derived CBD
– Must contain less than 0.3% THC
– Must adhere to shared state-federal regulations
– Must be a properly licensed grower
(Source: CBD Origin)

Sources:

– https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc#at-a-glance
– https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/332063
– https://medium.com/cbd-origin/hemp-vs-marijuana-the-difference-explained-a837c51aa8f7
– https://staging.berkshirecbd.com/faqs/
– https://trustedcbdoil.com
– https://www.fb.org/market-intel/2018-farm-bill-provides-a-path-forward-for-industrial-hemp
– https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state
– https://cbdorigin.com/is-cbd-legal/

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