With the CBD industry going through an unprecedented boom, it’s no surprise that new users have a lot of questions. The range and diversity of CBD products make choosing the best place to start pretty difficult. To help you out, we’ve got together some FAQs and answered them in detail.

How do cannabis and hemp differ?

While cannabis and hemp can be the same exact plant, legal hemp is a different strain of the cannabis satvia bred that is bred for a different purpose. Legal hemp contains a much lower proportion of THC than other strains. THC is illegal in most countries and contains many psychoactive effects. Unlike THC, CBD with little to no THC maintains all the benefits that come with the miracle plant, without the infamous ‘high’ associated with cannabis.

The biggest difference between the two is the change in how they’re bred. Plants high in THC will contain a lot of flowering, as well as being smaller and much bushier. Hemp isn’t just low in THC and high in CBD, the plant also has a naturally high amount of CBDV, CBG and CBC. HighKind is an example of a CBD company that takes its production very seriously, ensuring that all this hemp goodness is kept in their extracts, without any amount of THC. If you’re looking for a cannabinoid profile that gives you all those remarkable health benefits without the anxiety inducing ‘high’, CBD products are the way to go.

It doesn’t stop there for hemp – the plant has been used in remedies, rope and food for thousands of years across the world. In contrast, THC cannabis has more recreational and spiritual connotations across human history.

How does hemp have an effect?

When you take a CBD product containing hemp extract, the compounds act like a switch that triggers a regulatory system in your body. This is called the endocannabinoid system. This system is crucial to the day to day running of your immune system and overall wellbeing, but it could be harnessed even more effectively using CBD hemp extracts. Products with high levels of botanical terpenes, minerals and nutrients from the plant are the best way to take advantage of these unique benefits. Full-spectrum extracts, while being lower purity, contain a higher proportion of these compounds and lead to an even more productive CBD experience in terms of health.

How are hemp cannabinoids different from cannabis cannabinoids?

That one’s easy to answer – no. Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, no matter where they’re derived from. What’s more important is the extraction process used when taking out those beneficial compounds. CO2 extraction is the cleanest and most efficient method of extracting hemp and takes all the best bits out of the plant with incredibly low levels of THC.

Where is the best place to start with CBD?

We would recommend starting your CBD journey with vaping. Vaping is super easy to do and is the quickest way to get CBD goodness into your body. Begin with a simple starter pack and then you could make your way up to dabbing. Dabbing uses purified CBD extracts called concentrates which can give your CBD experience a big enhancement. As we said though, if you’re a beginner, CBD vaping is the best place to begin.

CBD is any old compound. Full-spectrum extracts have the potential to help you out with their mental and physical health benefits. GRab a CBD vaping kit and get started on your CBD journey.