What is the difference between medicinal hemp and medical Cannabis?
While both hemp, a term generally used to describe Cannabis grown for industrial use, and Cannabis grown for medical or recreational purposes, are from the same basic plant, the uses and traits it is grown for, strains cultivated, and specialty breeding differ pretty significantly. Most of it has to do with two things, the type of cannabinoids and terpenes present, and the growth form it takes.
Hemp is a general term used for Cannabis plants that are grown for purposes other than medical and recreational use. The difference is generally gauged by the amount of THC content in the dried plant. Hemp must be at or below the federal maximum of 0.3% THC content. Medical Cannabis has THC content above that, most often well above that number. As a rule of thumb, hemp grown under organic conditions and processed with meticulous attention to retaining compounds similar to the processing done by Vid can be called medicinal hemp or medicinal grade total sphere hemp. Hemp contains the vital cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that may benefit your wellness and well-being*. That medicinal hemp is what we make pure CBD oil from, a wide spectrum product that contains as extensive as possible a variety of compounds as can be found in hemp.
Medical Cannabis is generally grown for the THC content in some ratio to CBD, CBN, or other cannabinoid compounds, with the THC being the primary concern and in most strains at a much higher concentration many times over than CBD. Medical and recreational growers also pay close attention to certain terpenes and flavonoids to enhance the fragrance, smell, or synergistic response the body has to particular conditions affecting what the body needs help with* including pain, neuropathy, nausea, depression, seizures, sleep issues, anxiety, addiction withdrawal, appetite, PTSD and other challenges*. Thousands of projects are ongoing to learn more each day about how medical Cannabis may help humans in healthier ways than are conventionally available. As information and studies become available, watch the Learn: Wellness News feature under our blog area on this website. We will share what we feel is well founded, substantiated, and replicable, all standards for good, solid scientific study and research.
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