Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?

HEMP OIL VS. CBD OIL- WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE-

While they are similar in some ways, there are important differences between hemp oil and CBD oil. As a consumer, it’s easy to get confused by phrases such as “cannabis oil” and “marijuana oil,” especially when many companies seem to use these terms interchangeably. Let’s take a closer look at hemp oil and CBD oil to learn how to distinguish the two.

What Is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is fabricated from the plant called hemp. In other words, it is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. This type of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances that are contained in it is minimal.

Usages of Hemp Oil:

  • Hemp oil is great for cooking and a full of nutrients. It can provide a crispy and nutty taste to foods and can be a wonderful replacement for olive oil in salads.
  • It is a great natural moisturizer that can be used after a shower.
  • Hemp oil can be the base for different forms of plastic, instead of petroleum.
  • It is used in the production of paints that are more eco-friendly than petroleum-based paints.
  • It can be used as bio-diesel fuel, like other vegetable oils.
  • Hemp oil is used for making lotions, soaps and even some foods.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil. CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry, because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana use.

Usages of CBD Oil:

  • Can be used in the treatment of cancer .
  • It is used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, seizures and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Can be used in the treatment of epilepsy.

The Crucial Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Hemp and marijuana are cousins in the plant world, but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp oil contains low levels of CBD – typically less than 25 parts per million – while CBD oil can be up to 15% CBD. Because the plants are related, some unscrupulous sellers of hemp oil are trying to market it for its medicinal value, which is negligible.

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124 Replies to “Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?”

      1. I have OA as well. CBD is a miracle. It didn’t completely take the pain away, but it made it completely bearable. I was at an 8 and the pain level went down to about a 2

      2. Diane I suffer from the same form of arthritis. I played 19 years of football H.S. College.Professional. Then 14 years of rugby . I wore my body out. I did the cortissoz and it doesn’t help anymore. Where can I get pure CBD ?

      1. Then why did you comment at all? I was desperately looking for something to help my intense pain from my auto immune disorder and arthritis severe in my feet and hands so I bought USA made pure cold pressed hemp oil capsules within a week I couldn’t believe how much better I felt! Been on narcotic pain meds. For 30 years and I finally found something that helps without slowly killing me!

    1. I am 85 yo and very healthy except for some mild deterioration (arthritis) and DO NOT want to use any prescription meds! I want to try CBD oil…what do you think?

    2. I have a question
      I have been using the oil for a few days it did help my neuropathy but not I’ve had extreme itching.
      No hives but under skin rash when touched it burns
      Could this be a reaction??

      1. Joyce, I also went through an itching, I think it was kicking out prescription drugs stored in my liver or tissues…finally stopped. I look at it as a healing. I even had a rash for awhile too. I rubbed some oil on my skin I didn’t react as allergic so that’s why I feel I was kicking something out.

    1. I don’t have a website for you (sorry) but with google, they have all kinds of natural pet cbds that are safe for our furry friends. I’ve read regular cbd that us 2-legged animals use are not the safest for them 🙂 best of luck!

    2. I also would like to know which cbd oil you would suggest for chronic pain relief? Also does anyone know if it will affect fibroids in any way. Hemp worx sells what sounds like medicinal cbd oil but the label says hemp seed oil? Can any one tell me if this will work medicinally for pain relief

    3. I just started my little 17-year-old Chihuahua on products from Canna-Pet last evening. (I gave him one “Advanced” capsule) This morning I started him on “Advanced MaxCBD Liquid” He has extreme difficulty walking and most of the time can not even stand up anymore. Late this afternoon when I carried him outside to do his business, I noticed he had more strength in his right leg. I can’t really give a full review here due to it being too soon, however, if you go to the Canna-Pet web site, you will see many positive reviews; I spent hours on their site. I bought one bottle of liquid, one bottle of capsules and one box of biscuits because their products have given me hope, where so many other products have failed. Good luck Cynthia!!

    4. How dod you go with finding anything? I hope it worked for you fur baby. I need info now as well our fur baby just got diagnosed with lymphoma.

  1. I want to make a lotion to help alleviate my psoriasis symptoms. And use CBD oil and maybe other additives. I now live in Arizona where it is legal (If you have State Id and medical card) I don’t have the ID card yet (Still looking for a permanent abode). I am thinking that I don’t want oil, but a tincture Where can I get it?

    1. Hi Mary,
      I wanted to answer this because we’ve already experienced this first hand. My Mom has chronic arthritis pretty much all over her body along with a severe case of Psoraisis through out most of her body. We were desperate to get her relief for several years and finally tried edible Cannibis. Since my Mom is in her 80s this was not easy to convince her to do. But her arthritis and Psoraisis was getting worse we tried Cannibis and it soothed her pain of arthritis…this was our main focus was to find her some relief of arthritis pain…after 3-4 weeks of taking the edibles (we got chocolate forms of edibles) we also noticed her Psoraisis was slowly disappearing! It’s now been about 7 mos and she is about 90% improved of her CHRONIC PSORAISIS !!! We weren’t really concentrating on her Psoraisis as much as focused on helping her get some relief of her arthritis, but miraculously – we were able to relieve her with both diseases…
      As her care taker, I would recommend that you take the edibles in small doses (or a dosage your comfortable with), rather than putting a cream on your skin. You really need to address Psoraisis internally first, then if you need to add cream. I can almost gaurantee you won’t need the creams. Just find yourself a good reputable dispensary to work with…hope this helps you, Jo

      1. Unfortunately, the cannabis type it isn’t. I’m in the Carolinas and legalization has been voted down several times.

    1. Hello. The article states that CBD Oil has medicinal properties and hemp oil is trying to get marketed as such, but that is misleading.

    2. Hemp oil won’t really do anything for cancer sufferers but T.H.C oil will help, cbd oil is a lesser form of THC OIL which is why it’s legal to buy, they have taken most of the good stuff out and charge to much for it, the best THC oil comes from the indica cannibas plant which can have from 15% up to 20% THC content, want to know more Google a man called RICK SIMSON , he called his oil Phoenix tears, he first brought this to light in the 80s in Canada where he is from, when the government seen that it worked them and the pharmacutacle companies got him thrown out of his own country, he now lives in Holland I think, he’s oil has cured many, many ppl of different cancers and other illnesses, easy to make your own oil at home if you have access to good grade cannibas, loads of videos online on how to do this, wish you good health and a speedy recovery, give RICK a google

    3. CBD oil is much more potent. Hemp oil is not very strong at all and is made from the seeds of hemp. Hemp oil will not help cancer. CBD is made from cannabis plants. It costs more … of course :(. People use the CBD Oil for cancer. To find a good one, Google CBD Oil and read reviews. There are also articles to help … Google “Best CBD Oil”.

    1. Yes the hemp will do the same as CBD oil. I recently passed kidney stones. Took the pain from a 10 to a 1. Doctors do not want you to know about this. I bought mine online in capual form. 60 caps for 8.00 and change. It is doing wonders for my gout and arthritis too.

    2. THC oil will make you high and it is illegal. People use CBD oil for cancer and other health issues. I have read that Hemp is not very strong at all. It may help, but the CBD is much more potent.

    1. You can Google the effects of CBD or hemp oil + ailment. There are many benefits.
      You can buy retail or pay annual membership and get wholesale prices.

  2. What cbd oil online seller do you know to be reputable. ? I am looking to buy some to help work camber pain but want pure cbd oil not hemp oil. Please help.

    1. Cbd oil is not pure, it has been strained down by the companies and most of the good stuff is taken out, THC oil is the stuff you want, straight from the plant or just eat a little cannibas daily

  3. I was able to get cannadrops 400mg of cbd for my dog now they only sell it with pcr i may miss read but are they the same i get it for his age and high anxiety and artists. Do they work the same?

    1. Hemp is in the cannibis family of plants. It contains canniboids which are the healing components just as marijuana does. The difference is that marijuana contains THC also which is a psychotropic. I personally do CBD from hemp because I do not like the affects of THC.

  4. How do I get CBD oil.Most are very misleading.I need CBD OIL NOT HEMP SEED OIL.Could you please lead me in the right direction.I just bought some but its made from hemp seed…I had no idea until now the difference.Thankyou.m.t.wrenn

  5. Everyone is asking where to get this and I don’t see any recommendations which is why I wanted to make one. I work for a company called Bluegrass Hemp Oil which specializes in cannabis strains containing very high CBD content and extremely low THC content. Our plants are bread specifically to produce a lot of CBD and we extract only from the bloom which is the most cannabinoid rich part of the plant. Yes it is technically considered hemp because the THC content is so low but this is a cannabis plant intended for its CBD production, not a plant intended for fiber or seed but marketed as CBD oil as this article mentions. Its a really top notch product and I chose to work here because of the life changing affects it had on a family member of mine with debilitating anxiety.

      1. Cbd oil won’t harm anyone or any pet, there’s no dangerous amount but a few drops a couple of times daily should be enough

    1. Jessica, you say a low amount of THC…. what does that mean, for someone in Cooperate America who needs the medicinal benefits of CBD oil without failing a drug test? I suffer from migraines almost daily. But I cannot risk my job. Any hekp would be very much appreciated!

      1. tiffany lee, depending on how long ur doctor have been treating you for migraine, and your not getting release, why not just apply for the marjauna card, i went to one of the clinic that can issue it, just take them your doctor reports that show u have been diagnoise with migraines, because it is one of the medical reasons you can be approved, im just waiting now, there are 3 steps process but it will be worth it, then you get to buy and try different one to see wat will work for you…i live in florida, then u are covered on your job with no problem…..just do it the rightway, and you never have to look over your shoulder or feel your doing things that will be be considered illegal or unethical on the work place or anywhere else…hope that helps anyone who want to try it for their medical condition

  6. I am seeking other alternatives as the device my child was implanted with is not fully affective in controlling the myoclonic seizures.
    My child has had 3 grand mal seizures this year. The first one was prior to implementation, and the other two were after the device was placed in.
    I have seen many different name brands but I really don’t want to waste time experimenting with different types of oils or spend money only to find out they are not affective for meeting my child’s needs.
    How can I determine which is the best in order to help my child with seizures and many other conditions such as~ ADHA, SPD, OCD, ODD,IED, ANXIETY DISORDER, SELECTIVE MUTISM, RSD, AUTISM ?
    Please advise

    1. Hello Mrs Gonzalez I work for a company that sells CBD and has had extremely successful results with seizure disorders. Especially in children. I also use our oil myself for chronic pain from a connective tissue disorder and I give it to my 4 year old son for Autism. If you would like more information I’d be happy to help.

  7. Have any of you actually noticed that you keep asking where to get it and from whom? Who ever wrote this had no intention of giving information other than the difference between Hemp and CBD. They likely don’t know where to get the real stuff and if they do, they are not telling you. Maybe because they don’t want to, or may not legally be able to do so. So if you see a hundred questions about where to get it and none have been answered, your inquiry is not likely going to be answered either. You are all wasting your time. Take time to stop and read others comments.

    1. Thank you for this. People need to do their homework and not be so damn lazy! Take your pro activity in your quest for recovery to the next level!

      1. People who are reading this page are doing their homework. This is how we learn by asking questions , reading article after article, studies after studies. We are all looking for the same thing, myself included.. Relief from whatever ails us, to not be prisoners of the big pharma world. There are so many ‘snake oil’ companies worldwide, asking for recommendations on this site should not be discounted to being ‘lazy’. Until someone creates a ‘consumers reports ‘ style platform, we only have each other to learn from. None of us are happy about our personal situations; we are here, we are educating ourselves, we are spending countless hours reading about each product stating they are the’best’ . Personal experiences with different products are beneficial in helping people to make an educated decision, not being lazy

      2. Wow…That’s kind of a rude way to answer…These people just want to be pointed in the right direction. Yes it’s good to do the foot work, but it’s also nice to know a.company that has a reputable product for people that have loved ones in need NOW. That cannot afdord to play games with trials and money. These things can get expensive. It isn’t fair to label anyone as being “lazy”. Seeking help is more like it….

    2. So, I live in California in the mountains. Fairly remote from the big city. We have 3 cubs stores in town and 3 weed dispensaries. All dispensaries are selling it now because it really works! I’m not sure about shipping it, but it’s legal so shouldn’t be a issue. Look up dispensaries in your close vicinity and call thrm. There problem solved…good luck

  8. I posted a reply and it didn’t post so they don’t want anyone telling you where to go. On the SHOP link in small print beneath the “NON CANNABIS, COMING SOON, Blah Blah” it says that you can get cannabis products from here. When you go there, it sends you to another link to a website called Leafy. c o m. That site sells actual Marijuana. http://www.leafly.com/dispensary-info/chronic-therapy/ menu. You can’t use this link. It has spaces in it so it doesn’t look like a web site. You will have to copy it and paste it and take out the spaces.

  9. Hi I am.looking to get CBD oil from a reputable company that van ship to canada. Who do you recommend and what is your opinion on Hemp WORX CDB oil 750.

  10. I live in TN and Hemp is legal but these idiots we have running our state only made CBD oil legal for certain groups. I have RSD/CRPS so what would you recommend as far Hemp products to try?

    1. I live in TN as well…. what do you mean “legal for certain groups”? I was under the impression it was legal across the state. Is it not? There is a place in Woodbury, TN (not sure where you live) that has a state grant to grow & produce different types of hemp & cbd oils. Ypu may want to check it out. I plan to visit there this week myself as I suffer from migraines almost daily. Here’s the site, I put a space in it after the .com so it would post. https://halfhillfarm.com /2017/05/05/hemp-extract-cbd-now-available-in-woodbury/

      1. CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. It is federally legal as long as it meets 2 criteria. We have a liposomal delivery system of a nano-enhanced CBD that is 10 X more bioavailable than anything on the planet. It is equivalent to taking it IV.

        1. However, the reason for saying it’s “legal in all 50 states” has been declared invalid.

          “Although you market “Herbal Renewals Gold CBD Oil” and “Herbal Renewals CBD Oil Spray” as dietary supplements, FDA has concluded based on available evidence that CBD products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(ff)(3)(B)(ii)]. Under that provision, if an article (such as CBD) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement. There is an exception if the substance was “marketed as” a dietary supplement or as a conventional food before the new drug investigations were authorized; however, based on available evidence, FDA has concluded that this is not the case for CBD.

          The existence of substantial clinical investigations regarding CBD has been made public. For example, two such substantial clinical investigations include GW Pharmaceuticals’ investigations regarding Sativex and Epidiolex”

      2. Thank you! I didn’t realize that was there. I don’t go to Woodbury often and only visit the feed store and maybe a few antique shops. 😉

  11. I honestly do not work for this company but I do use their product myself as do a lot of people I know & I am based in the U.K. but if you look on their website they probably will ship worldwide. At the end of the day I am sure we are sick of the side effects from pharmaceutical companies & this has no side effects & you cannot overdose on this either.

  12. I just started on nano enhanced HEMP OIL… TOOK THREE DAYS. COULD NOT SLEEP OR NAP. TOOK TWO PUMPS… ANY SUGGESTIONS. DID NOT DO THIS ON CBC. HELP

  13. I need cbd for rotoscoliosis severe lower back chronic pain which concentration of cbd and terpenoides are the the best for my treatment.
    Regards

  14. Great information here. I wanted to share my experience. I buy from AmberBotanical.com and I really trust their products. My firbomyalgia, headaches, PMS and anxiety has been helped in an extreme way. I also have ADHD and its really hard for me to focus at work and this has helped that room I can accomplish so much more. If reccomend CBD and that’s seller for sure.

  15. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also chronic migraines and environmental allergies. This has been going on for nearly 30 years . ALL my joints are affected and my muscles and skin as well. I’m to the point of giving up because I’m in constant PAIN. I need some serious HELP! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER THE HEMP OIL OR THE CBD WILL HELP ME MORE? ..AND GOD WILLING SOON?

  16. There are several places I have bought from and had good results.. just do a simple search on Google for cbd oil. If you’ve never used cbd oil, you can get a bottle trial version from cbdtrial.net.

  17. Live in iowa and broke my back 3 yrs ago tired of the pain pills and found hemp oil now I read about that cbd oil is way different than hemp oil. Help??? What do I need for pain does the hemp oil work or do I need the other where can I get what I need without going to the local headshop

  18. DO NOT EXTRACT THE THC FROM CANNABIS GO READ RICK SIMPSON’S PROTOCOL FOR CANCER CBD HAS ITS WORK BUT WORKS SYNERGY WITH THC DON’T BUY IN THIS PHARMACEUTICAL STORY OF ONLY THE CBD CAN CURE AND NO HIGH HIGH THC . YOUR BODY NEED BOTH TO RECOVER

  19. What is the difference between raw and bio oil, for use in cancer and multiple sclerosis? Which one should I get and who is the best supplier? Thank you

  20. Hi, what about the Hemp CBD Oil from Healthyhempoil.com?, they claim they have top quality and high content of CBD oil which have same properties that CBD oil, is it correct?

  21. I am an osteoarthritis sufferer with significant osteophyte growth on my spine which causes me muscle and nerve irritation on a daily basis. I have tried several NSaid medications and unfortunately tend to suffer side effects such as stomach upset and also severe headaches. I have heard so much about the benefits of cbd oil for arthritis pain relief. My reluctance to try it steams from lack of regulations around full content disclosure. I have a long standing family history of mental illness (skizophrenia). I would want to know 100% beyond a shadow of a doubt that what I was getting was TCH free as TCH does exasperate my anxiety disorder and studies do show a correlation between TCH and the onset of psychosis, at least for those who have a genetic predisposition.

  22. My step son works at a place that sells both oils. We were visiting him and he gave me a bottle of hemp oil to try because I have severe back and leg pain. I had a spinal fusion about 4 years ago and now I’m looking at needing another one. I have literally been in pain at least at a 3 for a 3 years and this stuff works like magic! I can usually push through pain and get the job done but pay for it for days later. I’m sick of pain pills and all the red tape I have to go through to get them, just so I can be doped up and tired…still not functioning. This hemp oil also has me at a fairly stable 2 on the pain scale. Every night before bed. I hope more people find out about these oils, they are so helpful for so many things!

  23. Hi, what about the Hemp CBD Oil from Healthyhempoil.com?, they claim they have top quality and high content of CBD oil which have same properties that CBD oil, is it correct?

    I am looking for high quality CBD oil, but I dont want to buy something that is not good

  24. I have a bottle of hemp oil and i’m hoping it will help me with my balance problems at the age of 81

    but i still want to give CBD oil a shot too see which one is the most helpful too my aches and pains

    1. It depends on what kind of hemp oil it is. It needs to be therapeudic grade, not hemp culinary oil. CBD is in my experience and opinion far superior to any other. It is non psychotropic but has all of the healing properties.

  25. How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil online? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.

  26. Coach I can give you some websites to go to that are excellent sources to purchase from. I do not sell anything , I am just another person like you who has a lot of chronic pain and know people who have suggested places to purchase the CBD from that are reputable and sell an excellent product that is pure and lab tested for their purity. You can message me on this site and they will notify me of your message. Thanks Andrea

  27. I have been using a nano-enhanced Hemp oil for my chronic arthritis and it’s helped tremendously! I’ve had 3 hip replacements within a 14 month period and still have pain. I also suffer from chronic back pain from a fall some years ago (or rather, slid down on my butt) down stairs. After the first day of taking it I woke up the next morning NOT needing a pain pill as I normally do just to get out of bed. I felt amazing!! I try to take it regularly (I can’t stand the taste) because I know it works. I say, if Hemp oil works it’s a good brand, if it doesn’t, either try another or move on to CBD oil.

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