Cannabis plants produce thousands of compounds but the most well recognized belong to a class called cannabinoids. There are several cannabinoids but the two that are most well-known among consumers are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
A review published in 2017 in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology described how CBD may work to protect the hippocampus — the part of the brain responsible for several important functions, such as learning, memory and navigation — during times of stress, and may also help prevent brain-cell destruction that results from schizophrenia. Another 2017 review published in the journal Annals of Palliative Medicine summarized a handful of studies that suggest cannabis oils containing THC or CBD, or both, may help with chronic pain management, but the mechanism is unclear.
What is CBD?
Similar to other herbal extracts, the chemicals in cannabis oils vary depending on how the extract is made and what chemicals were in the plant to begin with.
However, Bonn-Miller told Live Science that he thinks cannabis research is on the upswing. “If we flash forward five years I think you’ll see more studies,” he said. Those studies could reveal more conditions that CBD may be helpful for and may also reveal that some of the reasons why people say they use CBD oil are not supported by the science but are instead a placebo effect. “And that’s why we need to do the studies,” he said.
The physiological effects of cannabinoids can vary widely from person to person, and also depend on how they’re consumed. That lack of predictability is one of the reasons why cannabis oil is a challenging candidate for developing into a medicine, Ward told Live Science.
The name already kind of suggests it. This oil from the marijuana plant is known about its high concentration of THC. Also this oil is made by extracting the resin of the female marijuana plant with the help of alcohol. This is possible through different methods. The best-known method is used by Rick Simpson, he put very clear instruction videos on Youtube. The value of THC depends on which marijuana strain is used to make THC oil from.
Because marijuana oil contains THC, this oil will never be available to buy here, because THC is illegal. Marijuana oil is illegal because of the presence of THC (a substance forbidden in Europe). Making marijuana oil yourself is allowed though. We have several instruction videos and articles on our website that show precisely how you can best do this.
In this article we explain in detail the differences (if any) between CBD Oil, Cannabis oil, THC Oil and Hemp Oil & Marijuana oil.
In general, with Hemp oil one refers to hemp seed oil. The seeds of the fiber hemp are a byproduct of the production of hemp. The fiber hemp is produced with fibers that are used for e.g. car and construction industry.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol ) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the two best-known cannabinoids that recently received a lot of attention as medical application. However, it is estimated there are more than 80 cannabinoids present in hemp and marijuana plants.
Medical science is still in its infancies regarding this area. The same science actually just started with extensive research on the effect of cannabinoids. The will and the importance of cannabinoids is increasingly being recognized. Also serious research is going on about the exact influence on the human and/or animal body.
CBD oil is made of industrial fiber hemp plants. You do not get high or stoned from CBD oil (it is made of hemp, not of marijuana). CBD is good for your health (see links below for more information).