Does CBD Oil Have THC?
April 30, 2018
When introduced to CBD oil, it is normal to question if it has THC—the psychotropic compound of the cannabis plant. While hemp-derived CBD oil is non-intoxicating, the answer to, “does CBD oil have THC?” necessitates a conversation. To understand the relationship between CBD oil and THC, we must discuss a few topics in further detail.
We understand that it would be easiest for you to read a simple “yes” or “no”. However, the answer to this question is dependent upon the product. Don’t let this deter you from reading on! We encourage you to learn about CBD oil and THC before deciding whether a CBD product is the right fit for you.
As we move forward, it is important to note that we are discussing CBD oil derived from hemp. Hemp is a cannabis plant separate from marijuana that is legal in the United States.
Does CBD Oil Have THC?
CBD and THC are compounds of cannabis called cannabinoids. The two compounds have unique effects, and both provide benefit. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating. In fact, CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system to negate the psychotropic effects of THC.
CBD does not contain THC, as they are separate compounds. CBD oil, on the other hand, may contain trace amounts of THC. Here’s why.
CBD Oil: An Extract of Cannabis
CBD oil is an extract of hemp: a cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains over 85 cannabinoids, including CBD and THC. A full-spectrum hemp oil extract includes all the available terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytonutrients from the hemp plant. Full-spectrum hemp oil benefits from the synergistic properties of these plant components.
Since all available cannabinoids are present, a trace amount of THC can be present in hemp oil. To legally be considered a product of hemp, a product must have less than 0.3% THC. This is a negligible amount that has no intoxicating effects.
THC-Free CBD Products
If the trace amount of THC is of concern to you, there are THC-free CBD products available. Commonly, these products are made with a CBD isolate, which is a pure CBD extract. These products do not provide the synergistic benefits of the whole plant but contain no levels of THC. Be on the lookout for our new Tasty Drops made with CBD isolate. Coming soon!
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