What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and Cannabis Oil?

Different Types of Cannabis Derived Oils

Many people are confused about the difference between hemp oil vs. cannabis oil vs. CBD oil. All oils come from the cannabis plant, and the difference is the amount of THC that they relatively contain. THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” feeling that marijuana and some other cannabis products create. 0.3% of THC is a dividing line in many cases between what is legal an illegal according to many governing bodies.

Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, contains less than 0.3% THC, while cannabis oil contains more than 0.3% and is often high-producing. These percentages also relate to the relative legality of the two products in some countries, provinces, and states. Both oils can  offer health benefits but differ in how they affect physical and emotional health. 

High-THC cannabis oil is most popular in oil form for vaping (vape cartridges) as well as in capsule form.

A third category, CBD oil, is similar to and, by some definitions, the same as hemp oil, in that it contains less than 0.3% THC and does not produce a high but instead is useful for its health benefits. Some sources distinguish hemp seed oil from CBD oil according to what part of the plant they come from, with hemp seed oil deriving from the hemp seeds and CBD oil from the flowers, leaves, and stems.

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About Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is rich in antioxidants, which help prevent and fight cancer and heart disease. It contains healthy omega fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, and vitamins B and D. You can frequently find hemp oil in nutritional supplements and energy bars because it contains many healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids.

Hemp oil has shown promise in helping people maintain good heart health. It promotes the production of good cholesterol while reducing levels of bad cholesterol. It also lowers triglycerides in your blood, a key factor in keeping your heart healthy.

Other benefits of hemp oil include:

Hemp oils are easy to digest and have no smell or after-taste. 

About CBD Oil

CBD oil is also a cannabis product with less than 0.3% THC, levels that won’t make you high. There are three main types of CBD oil, which contain varying amounts of the compounds called cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids:

CBD oil shows promise in treating several medical conditions. Recently, government health agencies approved CBD as a compound in a new treatment for childhood epilepsy. CBD is also useful in treating:


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Which Is Best: CBD or Hemp Oil?

Deciding whether hemp oil or CBD oil is best for you is a personal choice based on what health issues you need to address. CBD is the best choice if you’re looking to reduce pain and inflammation or treat symptoms caused by skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Hemp oil is the better choice as a “superfood” to add nutritional value to your diet and is an effective topical treatment to revitalize your skin.

Regardless of your choice, you can count on Canada's premier online cannabis distribution service to find the highest quality CBD and hemp products. Cheeba's experts will help you select the right product to meet your health needs. Visit www.cheebas.co to shop Cheeba’s full line of products and get fast delivery right to your doorstep.