What is the difference between "hemp" or "CBD" oil and cannabis oil? Mostly due to a lack of regulatory guidelines, there is a great deal of confusion. Especially because there are cannabinoids in all of them.

Part of this is a labelling issue, part of this is a language and regional issue. And most of all, this is a regulatory issue that has never truly been addressed. In general, here is the best rule of thumb to help guide you.

“Hemp oil” in Europe is high in CBD with trace elements, if any THC. In the U.S., “hemp” and “CBD” oil are often used interchangeably. “CBD oil” in the U.S., in other words, is somewhat different from “hemp” oil in Europe.

EUROPEAN HEMP OIL IS LOW IN THC

In the U.S., “cannabis oil” can sometimes be low in THC. In Europe, this is a very different situation.

European “CBD oil” can also be made from hemp. In fact, it frequently is. It can also be legally sold over the counter because it is not considered “prescription” medication. Rather, it is viewed as a dietary supplement. It has less than 0.2% THC. You cannot get “high” from it. This is essentially a perishable food product. The normal recommended dosage is 1-4 drops, three times daily.

CANNABIS OIL IS DIFFERENT FROM HEMP CBD OIL

Cannabis oil, on the other hand, is different. This label indicates the concentrate was made using plants with higher levels of THC. THC and CBD percentages vary by volume, depending on the product. However, you most certainly can get “high” from such products. That is the point.

In Europe, however, THC oil is considered a “narcotic product” in many jurisdictions. It contains different levels of THC depending on the manufacturer. For that reason, it is also hard to find for recreational use outside of Holland. Many patients, particularly in Germany, will be prescribed some kind of cannabis oil or concentrate. In fact, most believe Europe will actually become the center of concentrate production in the near future.

For now? Just remember you cannot buy high-THC cannabis oil from a head shop at most stores. And products in Europe that are labelled as “hemp” or “CBD” oil are usually made from industrial hemp. Further, such products also tend to have a higher CBD content than “hemp oil” products made in the United States or elsewhere.

Check labels.

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OTHER FORMS OF HEMP AND CBD CONCENTRATES

Another product marketed as “CBD oil” is actually CBD tincture. Cannabinoids can be dissolved into both fats and alcohol. Tinctures are alcohol-based. However, these too are often marketed as “hemp” or “CBD” oil.

WHAT IS RICK SIMPSON OIL?

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is one such reason that confusions surrounding cannabis products exists. This groundbreaking method involves using solvents to extract cannabis oil. It was “invented” by a former engineer who developed his own breed of cannabis to treat cancer. In fact, he developed it to cure himself. It is also fairly easy to make at home, but you need a rice cooker.

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