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Cannabis: Marijuana vs. Hemp vs. CBD

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It can be confusing talking about this exciting revitalization of marijuana and hemp in discussions of medicine, products, legality, distribution, and education. Here’s a simple way to view it–IT’S ALL CANNABIS! Hemp has been grown globally for uses like clothing, building materials, and the plant’s extract value for organic healing. Marijuana plants go back thousands of years and have hundreds of varieties, are female plants that are thicker, juicier, and fuller than hemp.

Marijuana contains large amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychoactive ingredient and CBD (cannabidiol) non-psychoactive, with various cannabinoids (CBD, CBC, CNB, CBG, CBDA, and CBL). They can be a Sativa (uplift) or an Indica (relax) plant. Hemp plants are taller, thinner, Sativa male plants with little or no THC, but an abundance of CBD. They are not as juicy as marijuana, and it takes more plant to make oils than marijuana, but it is cheaper to grow.

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Hemp has been cultivated more widely in the last few years, at a lower cost, with less licensing and legal issues surrounding it. It is generally considered legal in the U.S. since it does not have the psychoactive (high) issues for users, states, and federal regulations. Product companies are using hemp oils to create a wide range of solutions for health and wellness. CBD will not get you high and is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties.

So, when you use the term hemp oil, it designates oils that have less than .3% THC. All Laughing Frogs products are made with organic, quality hemp oil with no THC.

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