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What is the difference between Hemp and CBD marijuana CBD?

There are two primary types of CBD: hemp derived and marijuana derived. Let’s understand the difference between the hemp and marijuana derived CBD. Both have different chemical and physical attributes. The hemp plant is thin with thin leaves and tall slender stalks. The marijuana plant has large buds, broader leaves and short stalks. Both plants contain THC and CBD but with a major difference in the amount of both THC and CBD. Hemp plants are low in THC (less than 0.3%) and marijuana plants are high in THC.

CBD Wild Leaf CBD comes from the Cannabis Sativa CBD Flower and Leaf extracts and is considered Broad Spectrum.

Cannabis and hemp plants is there a difference yes a big difference. In general, there are two “types” of cannabis plants, low resin hemp plants and high resin cannabis plants. Low-resin industrial hemp includes plants grown for fiber and for seed oil. High resin plants include THC-rich plants and non-euphoric CBD-rich plants. These high resin plants provide the CBD medicinal attributes of the plant. Industrial hemp grown for fiber or seed is typically low in medicinal cannabidiol content. So bottom line, to receive the benefits of CBD the oil must come from high resin cannabis, not hemp seed. Scientists, farmers and companies are developing new plants that are CBD rich. Therefore, less extraction and higher yields.

What are the issues with Hemp Oil?

Industrial Hemp it is not an optimal source of CBD-rich oil for several reasons:

It typically contains far less cannabidiol than high-resin, CBD-rich cannabis, and huge amounts of hemp foliage are required to extract a small amount of CBD. This raises the risk of contaminants.

Heavily refined CBD paste derived from industrial hemp foliage is poor starter material for formulating CBD-rich oil products. Both the imported hemp paste and the products infused with “pure” hemp-derived CBD powder are generally considered lower quality CBD and they typically include a thinning agent.

Products with heavily processed “pure” CBD derived from industrial hemp lack the full spectrum of aromatic terpenes and other cannabinoids found in high-resin medicinal plants. These compounds interact synergistically to enhance their therapeutic effects

Why is it important to buy US based CBD?

When CBD is purchased from outside the USA it has been known to include chemicals which could be considered harmful including pesticides! This is because they are not subject to any state and/or federal testing.  Also, a number of Asian countries like China (where a large % of CBD products are made) have questionable testing practices and regulations and this leads to products that could contain unhealthy substances such as pesticides.

Will CBD products from CBD Wild Leaf make me high?

Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the consumption of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD Wild Leaf products contain zero % THC. THC is inherently present in trace amounts in hemp plants. The legal limit of THC in hemp is no more than 0.3%. Furthermore, the underlying science behind the conversion of certain cannabinoids, for example cannabidiol (CBD), when consumed, to other related cannabinoids, for example THC, is not yet fully understood. Although the risk is low, individual biochemistry, the possibility of conversion of cannabinoids and the possibility of trace, but legal, amounts of THC inherent in hemp products, we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products if you are subject to drug testing.

Does CBD causes psychoactive effects? Is it Psychoactive?

Bottom line: CBD is not psychoactive! There have been many studies demonstrating CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. Low doses of THC (less than .3%) are present in a number or CBD products which may have a psychoactive effect on individuals who are very sensitive to THC, CBD Wild Leaf products contain 0% THC ,and while using it you can maintain a clear mind and active lifestyle. CBD Wild Leaf uses the CO2 extaction method and we attach a COA to every order to demonstrate our 0% THC.

In addition, it depends on which CBD oil you are purchasing. If you are purchasing marijuana CBD oil, depending on the extraction process, the ration and the strain, there may be levels of THC which will give you the “high” effect. If you purchase hemp CBD oil, which contains extremely low levels of THC, you will not experience a high. Please be aware that some people are extremely sensitive to THC and even an amount of less than .3% THC can affect an individual.

Do high servings work better?

This is not true and may have the reverse affect.  In general it is best to start with lower servings and build up to the optimized serving for you.

Is CBD sedating?

Yes, it can be for some individuals but in general small doses of CBD will not produce a sedating effect however, higher servings may have a sedating effect. It’s also important to understand that everyone is different and you will need to discover if it is for you.

Is CBD effective without THC?

CBD is very effective without THC. CBD is referred to as the Medical part of the plant and THC is referred to as the “ recreational “ part. But THC does have some therapeutically value as well.

Is all CBD the same? What is the reliability?

No it’s not all the same! Unfortunately, there are a number of products that after being tested for CBD found less than the amount shown on the labels. An astonishing 25% of the 84 products tested contained less CBD than was advertised plus THC was found in 21% of the products! Another cause for concern is the unreliability of the purity and amount of CBD in products. CBD Wild Leaf products  have established new industry standards for purity and efficacy. We receive positive feedback and inspiring testimonials and you can view these testimonials on our testimonial page!

The majority of formal studies regarding CBD have been conducted with single-molecule CBD extracts, produced by biochemical laboratories for the purpose of research. But there is a stark contrast between isolated CBD molecules and whole-plant hemp extractions which typically include CBD, legally acceptable trace amounts of THC, and more than 100 other compounds including cannabinoids, flavonoids, omega-chain fatty acids, and terpenes. Many of these compounds can interact synergistically, which creates what scientists refer to as the “entourage effect.” The hearty chemical profile of our strain is an immediate advantage.

CBD Wild Leaf products are superior to the other CBD oils you will find in retail establishments and on the internet.

Choose a CBD Brand with a Serving Size You Can Trust

Figuring out how much CBD oil to take can feel like trying to navigate through a complicated maze. The sheer volume of CBD brands on the market can create confusion for consumers. Not only do vendors use different source materials (CBD-rich cannabis vs. industrial hemp, different strains, etc.), but they also implement different extraction techniques. CBD Wild Leaf utilizes only the finest CBD oil available and it is organic, GMP, Made in the USA, grown in Colorado, third party tested and the COA is provided with each order.

What are CBD Side Effects?

Generally considered safe, CBD can cause certain reactions in people and it may interfere with some medications. Before a customer starts using CBD Wild Leaf products they should check with their doctor to ensure safety. There are certain conditions that increase the risk of using cannabis. Patients with a history of psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, should be under careful psychiatric monitoring when using cannabis.

All drugs and supplements have side-effects and potential harms. The side effects associated with cannabis are typically mild and are classified as “low risk”, particularly when compared to many of the pharmaceutical drugs used for the same conditions and symptoms. Serious complications are very rare and there is no known case of a lethal overdose.  Though it’s well-tolerated, CBD can cause side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue and can also interact with other medications you’re taking, such as blood thinners.

Can you overdose on CBD?

High doses of CBD have been shown to be safe. CBD will not cause a fatal overdose. However it is possible to take too much CBD. A consequence of taking too much CBD is the increased chance of negative side effects like lethargy or drowsiness.

Why does CBD affect people differently?

Strength and potency of the product as well as our individual bodies are the two key components to how CBD can affect us. We all have different bodies with different chemical makeups. That’s why it makes sense that people can respond differently to CBD. Factors like our age, weight, gender, lifestyle, medical history, and more can all come into play when it comes to how CBD will interact with us. In addition, you have to take into account the strength potency of the CBD you’re taking. This explains why some people seem to have different experiences with CBD than others.

What can CBD Oil help with?

It’s important to understand that there is currently no scientific research proving that CBD oil, in any form, can cure diseases. However, there are numerous case studies and testimonials from patients who have claimed that it has helped them with the following conditions:



Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Alzheimer’s disease


Bipolar disorder


Cardiovascular disorders

Chronic pain


Epilepsy (seizures)


Huntington’s disease



Multiple Sclerosis

Nausea (emesis)


Parkinson’s Disease

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Tourette’s syndrome

What is the difference in Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate?

Let’s look at these terms and what they mean.

Full Spectrum: Full Spectrum CBD Extract contains a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes and THC.

Broad Spectrum: Broad Spectrum refers to CBD that contains zero THC and provides most of the entourage effects of the full Spectrum without the THC.

Isolate: An isolate refers to the very high white powder “pure CBD” single molecule form of CBD. CBD isolates can either be made from a high CBD plants or it can be synthesized.

What is the difference in recreational, medical and CBD cannabis?

In general, the difference is what plant produces the cannabis as there are four types of “cannabis” products:

Type 1 (THC-dominant) Recreational – High THC, lower CBD (psychoactive marijuana that is ingested primarily for the “high”)

Type 2 (THC & CBD) Medical – Mixed THC and CBD plants (psychoactive but not as much as THC dominant plants). CBD and THC enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. Most medical patients need access to a wide or full spectrum of whole plant cannabis remedies, not just low THC products

Type 3 (CBD-dominate plants from flowers not industrial hemp) CBD – high CBD, low THC)

Type 4 Hemp Oil (CBD from Hemp Oil and less than .3% THC) typically does not contain the CBD that is beneficial. Industrial hemp is not an optimal source of CBD-rich oil.

The key difference between hemp plants and medicinal plants is resin content. Most hemp plants are low-resin plants. Medicinal plants are high-resin plants. Industrial hemp plants are typically a low-resin agricultural crop grown from pedigree seed, machine harvested and manufactured into a multitude of products. Medical plants are a high-resin horticultural crop, typically grown from clones, hand-harvested, dried, trimmed and cured.

The best source of whole plant, CBD-rich oil is high-resin CBD-rich cannabis—regardless of THC variations—that is sustainably grown without the use of pesticides or plant growth regulators.

Where does it come from? Does it matter?

Yes, It does matter where the CBD Oil comes from! CBD Oil is extracted from low-resin industrial hemp, fiber hemp, flowers and from cannabis plants high in CBD. Industrial hemp typically contains far less cannabidiol than high-resin CBD-rich cannabis flower tops. Huge amounts of industrial hemp are required to extract a small amount of CBD that doesn’t contain all the medicinal cannabidiol.

Plant breeders are currently focusing on developing high-resin cannabis varietals. Colorado is known for its robust hemp program due to the state’s agricultural program. Other states that have good agricultural programs are Oregon and Kentucky but other states are developing their agricultural programs since the passing of the Farm Bill. CBD Wild Leaf uses only the finest quality CBD extracted from the flowers & leaves high in cannabidiol by the CO2 extraction method which removes the THC and captures all the CBD. CO2 extraction is the best method to extract pure CBD isolate, in which state it exists as a clear/white crystal. This method is preferred over other methods because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. if CBD is purchased from outside the USA has been known to include chemicals which could be considered harmful including pesticides! This is because they are not subject to any state and/or federal testing.  Also, a number of Asian countries like China (where a large % of CBD products are made) have questionable testing practices and regulations and this leads to products that could contain unhealthy substances such as pesticides.

Is CBD legal in all states?

CBD is Legal in all 50 States as long as it contains 0.3% or less of THC. But it does depend on who you ask! Individual states have passed laws permitting the use of cannabis or cannabis oil, so please refer to your state of residence for current laws as they are changing rapidly.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system acts a homeostasis regulator in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance. This system within the human body has receptors using cannabinoids to support cells and a healthy immune system function.

A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the nervous system. Natural phyto-cannabinoids can be introduced to support the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. This helps to maintain proper balance, allowing for immune system support.

The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and break down of endocannabinoids. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studies cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD works by something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This body system exists in all humans and animals. Scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system only in recent years — we did not always know of its existence. Matter of fact, in 2014 only 14% of medical schools recognized and taught this system.

Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is a network of neurons and synapses throughout your body and brain. These emit and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the hemp plant and our bodies produce.

CBD works because the cannabinoids it contains bind with the endocannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to create a fully functioning network of neurons in your body. That’s why our bodies respond so well to CBD when we provide it with extra cannabinoids — these chemicals occur naturally in our own bodies!

Is the product actual CBD Hemp Oil or Hemp Seed Oil?

Next, you should investigate whether it is actually CBD hemp oil, or hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is also a product of the hemp plant, but it comes from the seeds, which DO NOT contain therapeutic amounts of CBD. Pressing/grinding hemp seeds via cold pressing produces a natural essential oil, which can retain high amounts of nutritional value and flavor as they contain Omega 3 and 6 acids, high protein content, and a low level of saturated fats, this type of oil contains little of the health benefits associated with CBD. CBD Hemp Oil is produced through CO2 extraction of the flowers, leaves, stem and stalk.

With this in mind, don’t let a company fool you buy selling you “hemp seed oil” that has been labeled as a CBD oil. Make sure the CBD is produced from CO2 extracted from the flowers and leaves, otherwise you’ll be left wondering why nothing is working! Be sure and ask for the COA so that you know that you are getting the correct oil that contains CBD. A recent testing of 84 products on the market found that almost 25% did not contain CBD.

What’s better Hemp Seed Oil or CBD Oil?

It’s important to understand that Hemp Seed Oil is NOT the same as cannabis oil, despite them being made from the same plant. They are made from different parts of the plant which have different levels of CBD and THC. Cannabis Oil is usually made from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant which contain between 5%-10% THC. This is why the THC needs to be extracted. Only products made from industrial hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC are legal to sell, buy, consume and ship. Trusted brands that sell Hemp CBD oil have mastered the extraction process. They produce pure CBD oil that is high in CBD potency and can help with a variety of medical conditions.