True CBD oil does not contain THC. A CBD product should only include cannabidiol unless otherwise indicated on the package. While many manufacturers like Green Roads maintain the standard of 0% THC, there are products on the market that contain a small amount of this compound.
THC is the psychotropic compound found in the hemp/cannabis plant. This compound has its own unique set of properties and traits. While useful in its own right, currently, it is not available for purchase around the country. In 2014, a national Farm Bill was signed by former President Barack Obama. This bill authorized the cultivation of industrial hemp which refers to varieties of hemp that contain <0.0mg THC. This definition of industrial hemp sets the bar for CBD and other hemp products to <0.0mg THC or less.
So, does CBD oil contain THC? Not if it’s made properly. Green Roads enlisted the help of a licensed pharmacist with decades of experience when designing their products. The hemp extraction process that we utilize allows us to remove the THC, and we have the lab test results to prove it. Without lab tests displaying the contents of your CBD products, there is no way to discern whether the product contains THC. There has even been a controversy among several reputable CBD oil manufacturers regarding the THC content of their products.
Difference Between THC and CBD
People have a tendency to misunderstand the hemp plant as a whole. Hemp is a broad term for the Cannabis sativa L. plant species. This means that the term hemp can refer to cannabis that contains high levels of THC, also known as marijuana. It can also refer to low THC varieties of cannabis. These low THC varieties are legally defined as industrial hemp, but many people choose to refer to them simply as hemp.
The major difference between THC and CBD is that THC is psychotropic whereas CBD is not. THC produces the “high” of marijuana that the plant is so well known for. CBD, on the other hand, is a more subtle compound. CBD displays a unique chemical structure with many of its own properties. CBD isolates are quickly becoming popular, which indicates the efficiency of CBD as a stand-alone product.
THC and CBD are both compounds contained within the hemp plant species. The hemp plant contains hundreds of chemical components. The three major types of compounds found in hemp are terpenes, flavonoids, and phytocannabinoids. THC and CBD are both phytocannabinoids. The prefix “phtyo” indicates that the compound originated from a plant, and “cannabinoid” means that the compound relates to the human endocannabinoid system.
Through research and a growing understanding of the endocannabinoid system, it is becoming clear that natural supplementation can be an excellent way to maintain health and happiness. In addition to our pure CBD products, we also offer CBD that has been infused with natural terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic natural compounds that occur in many plants all around us. They are responsible for the distinctive smells of many plants from citrus to sage. Terpenes occur naturally in the hemp plant, are non-psychotropic, and work in harmony with CBD. If you’re looking to invest in your health, terpenes can be a flavorful and effective addition to your daily regimen.
Green Roads is among the leading CBD manufacturers and is dedicated to providing pure CBD products. Our independent lab test results clearly display the 0% THC content of our products, and we offer both CBD isolates and broad-spectrum CBD. Whether you’re enjoying a CBD edible or settling in for the night with CBD syrup, you can rest assured that you know what you are taking.