The hemp strains highest in CBD are specially bred to produce more cannabidiol and less tetrahydrocannabinol, so you can be sure that be choosing a plant in the former category, you will receive a CBD-rich product with no psychoactive effects.
Cannabis and hemp are both used for producing CBD oil, however the levels of cannabidiol occurring naturally in these plants are very different. Cannabis is naturally high in THC (5-10%) and low in CBD, while the reverse is true for hemp.
Agricultural hemp and medical marijuana both come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but the former is referred to as hemp stalk, and is the longest and strongest of all natural fibers, while the latter is grown for its flowers. The seeds of hemp strains are high in protein, amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins, and the stalks are an ideal source of biomass for fuel.
Although both marijuana and hemp contain THC, the concentration of this compound varies greatly, and this is because THC is formed in the resin glands of the Cannabis plant’s flowers and buds. Since industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, it lacks the component that forms the substance that makes one high. Industrial hemp is grown up, the stalks being similar to bamboo stalks, and containing a woody core material.
Genetics of the Cannabis sativa plant have been influenced over the years, and plants have been selectively bred to produce either THC or cannabidiol in higher amounts.
Hemp strains high in CBD include:
- Sour Tsunami
- Valentine X
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