CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil or cannabis oil, and it is easy to get confused with all the choices on the market today. CBD oil differs from hemp seed or cannabis oils in a few ways.
Hemp Seed Oil: The seeds of industrial hemp are cold-pressed to create a nutty-like oil. Only small traces of cannabinoids, including CBD, are present. Hemp seed oil is high in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. It's used for cooking, skin-care products and bio-fuels.
Cannabis Oil: Cannabis oil is typically made from marijuana with a high THC percentage. Therefore, it must be purchased in an area where marijuana is legal or can be obtained with a prescription. The amounts of compounds, including CBD and THC, will drastically vary from product to product. Commercially produced cannabis oils will have more controlled concentrations of CBD and THC for medical purposes.
CBD Oil: Also known as Cannibidiol, CBD is 1 of over 100 cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. Once extracted from the plant, CBD is then diluted with a carrier oil, like coconut, olive oil or hemp seed oil. Unlike marijuana or cannabis oil, CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC, the mind-altering compound that gives you the feeling of being high. That means CBD oil does not get you "high" or alter your state of mind. The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is not a new concept either. In fact, cannabis has a long medical history dating as far back as 2900 B.C. in China.