Most people probably realise that CBD has something to do with hemp, but they are not quite sure how it works. How exactly do we get CBD from hemp? How can we get different types of CBD from the same plant? Everything is about extraction!
One common misunderstanding about hemp is that it is synonymous with marijuana, which can be used as a recreational psychoactive substance. It is understandable that people make this mistake because technically, they are just different names for the same plant variety – Cannabis sativa. The difference between labelling a plant as hemp or marijuana is the reduction in THC content. THC is a psychoactive compound that can cause a “high” effect. Hemp and marijuana are identical in all other respects and contain both CBD and THC. The difference is that a cannabis plant designated as “Hemp” will contain no more than 0.3% THC.