CBD Oil, aka Hemp Oil or Cannabidiol, is a daily dietary supplement, natural medication and extract from Cannabis plant varieties. It is the second most abundant of over 85 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant, and one species, in particular, is by far the largest source of cannabidiol (CBD) and is commercially harvested around the world.
The common “hemp” species called Cannabis ruderalis differs from its siblings, Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, in one very obvious way. These latter two species are commonly known as “marijuana” for the flower tops that are dried and smoked for its increasingly popular high and euphoric effects.
In comparison to CBD, hemp contains very little THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the most prevalent cannabinoid and also the most psychoactive component in marijuana. Hemp, however, has a distinct advantage over marijuana in at least one very special way.