13/07/2021
By Team Hempstrol

One of the biggest USPs of cannabis is its ability to treat several diseases not just symptomatically but from the root. However, owing to a general lack of understanding, there’s a lot of confusion regarding cannabis-derived products. Cannabis extract and CBD oil come from the same group of plants. Both of them offer therapeutic benefits. But, medical marijuana and full-spectrum CBD oil are very different. Before we understand the difference between the two, let's know the plant they come from.

Briefly tell me what is cannabis?

Technically, cannabis refers to a group of three plants: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis, and all of them have psychoactive properties. Most people are using Cannabis and Marijuana interchangeably. While Hempstrol derives its CBD from Hemp, it is a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant but they are not distinct species at all but different names for cannabis. While science doesn’t differentiate between hemp and marijuana, the law does.Cannabis is made up of more than 120 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Experts are still in the research phase to figure out what each cannabinoid does but till now we have a better understanding of two of the cannabinoids present in Cannabis. One is Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) and another one is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD and THC: What are they?

CBD and THC, two of the several compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus, are psychoactive cannabinoids but CBD is non-euphoric and non-intoxicating. Meaning, it won’t get you high but rather help you reduce inflammation and pain in your body. It is the THC that can cause you to feel “high” and produces a high sensation.  Both of these compounds work with your body’s endocannabinoid system but have very different effects.

CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis. As mentioned above, cannabis refers to a group of three plants and one of them is Cannabis sativa. You can find several cannabis products in the market containing either CBD or THC or a  combination of both. Remember, Cannabis contains both of the cannabinoids: THC and CBD, though certain strains may have much more of one than the other. For example, Hemp has large quantities of CBD, but no THC. If you are looking to buy CBD oil in India which doesn’t contain THC then one might be interested in the Hempstrol CBD oil range to treat their various physical ailments.  

What do we mean by Full-spectrum CBD oil?

There are three types of Cannabidiol. CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD but due to lack of entourage effect makes isolates cheaper than other forms of extracts. If you are looking to treat severe diseases, it is recommended to go for full-spectrum CBD oil in India. Another type is called Full-spectrum CBD which contains other compounds of the cannabis plant such as terpenes and other cannabinoids. And the last type is called broad-spectrum CBD. At Hempstrol India, Full-spectrum CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp plants. meaning it utilises all parts of the Cannabis Sativa plant, including flowers, leaves, and stems. This results in a full-spectrum formula with all the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and essential oils. This results in a signature CBD oil rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. For those who are wondering whether it will be safe to consume Full-spectrum CBD oil due to the THC content in it can relax as it contains only trace amounts (less than 0.03%.) of THC which is safe, effective, and 100% non-psychoactive. 

A full-spectrum formula is highly beneficial as it has all the phytocannabinoids, producing the entourage effect. In simpler words, the theory suggests that all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and terpenoids become more efficient and effective when they work together. According to researchers, cannabidiol also modulates the psychoactive properties of THC. Full-spectrum CBD oil can help people cope with joint pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, mood disorders, and insomnia. In India, Hempstrol offers premier full-spectrum CBD oil  India prepared from Colorado-grown, organic, and Non-GMO hemp plants. The CBD oil is free of any additives or preservatives and is third-party lab-tested to ensure safety and efficacy.

Is it legal to use CBD oil in India?

Remember, not all cannabis products are psychoactive or cause hallucinations, and nor is their consumption a crime. CBD oil uses the extracts of cannabis leaves(also known as Vijaya leaf)  and other parts of the same plant can be legally sold in India provided the company has a license from the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic.  However, in the wake of the recent controversies over drug use in Bollywood, CBD oil in India and other related medications containing extracts from the cannabis plant have also come under increased scrutiny and with a flood of misunderstanding, misinformation, it has become even more important than before to research about CBD and the company you are purchasing from.