Where Does CBD/Hemp Come From?
Cannabidiol (CBD/Hemp) is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant family, which hemp is a part of. Other cannabinoids include THC, CBN, and CBC. CBD and THC are the two primary phytocannabinoids in the plant. Different strains of cannabis have different cannabinoid profiles. This means they contain different amounts of individual cannabinoids in them.
Generally, marijuana is high in THC and low in CBD in order to produce the euphoric ‘high’ associated with smoking pot. Hemp is the other way around: high in CBD and low in THC. This is important because everyday CBD/Hemp users often don’t want the psychoactive effects. Because of hemps low THC profile, it is the most popular source of extraction for CBD products.
Though there are some parts of the plant that contain minimal amounts. For example, the stalks and seeds of hemp contain almost no cannabidiol. Because of this, it’s important to look for CBD products extracted from the whole plant.