The psychoactive properties of cannabis have long been known. Cannabis sativa owes its psychedelic effects to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most potent psychoactive compound of the cannabinoid group found in marijuana.
However, cannabis and marijuana are not the same thing at all. For example, marijuana contains over 100 cannabinoids and not all of these compounds are psychoactive. Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the cannabinoids, is a natural remedy that is now widely used for many common ailments.
Hemp oil or hemp oil?
Hemp CBD oil in Europe and the United States is considered a good option for those seeking relief from pain and other symptoms, without the mental effects of marijuana and other pharmaceutical drugs.
Today, CBD oil is gaining popularity and some scientific studies confirm that it can alleviate or even completely relieve symptoms such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and tremors of the limbs.
CBD oil is made by extracting the substances from the plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp oil. Thus, plain hemp oil, which is used for food and cosmetic purposes, does not have the same therapeutic properties. It must be further enriched with CBD oil. Since cannabinoids can be absorbed through the skin and mucous tissues, creams, patches, vaginal sprays and rectal suppositories are also used for medicinal purposes.
THC tetrahydrocannabinol is the one cannabinoid responsible for the psychostimulant property of cannabis. This substance is listed as a controlled substance and its trafficking is illegal. Sometimes cbd oil may contain a small percentage of thc. It all depends on the manufacturer. If there is only cbd and no thc in the oil, such oil is valued higher because the degree of purification is better. Some countries allow the use of THC and CBD together. To avoid manipulation with the active substances of the herb, the legislation also prohibits the use of untreated hemp in any form.