The new-but-expanding cannabis oil industry is creating excitement and confusion among cannabis novices and connoisseurs alike. Questions surrounds the topic, in part because scientists are just beginning to understand the complexities of cannabis themselves. With a little research you will find that the extraction known as CBD hemp oil is distinctly different from the edible seeds or cooking oil you find at the grocery store, as we will discuss here.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the more than 100 compounds unique to marijuana known as cannabinoids, and in recent years you may have heard how CBD is gaining particular attention for its possible uses in medicine. According to Project CBD, cannabidiol may offer a wide array of medical benefits – ranging from pain and anxiety management the treatment of seizures – without the psychoactive effects that make people feel “stoned.” Scientific and clinical research suggest that CBD hemp oil may be a viable treatment option for many more ailments, including diabetes, arthritis, depression, schizophrenia, and alcoholism, as well as neurological disorders and possibly some cancers.

CBD hemp oil is a botanical extract of seeds from cannabis plants with the highest levels of cannabidiol and the lowest levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). As mentioned, CBD hemp oil is an entirely different than products you see made of common hemp plants at the supermarket due to their lack of cannabidiol. You will not experience the same therapeutic benefits of CBD hemp oil with them.

To obtain the purest CBD hemp oil extractors use CBD-dominant strains bred to have only trace amounts of THC, which is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. Among the thousands of unique marijuana cultivars, Leafly.com currently lists the varieties with the highest CBD levels as: sativa strains Charlotte's Web and Hawaiian Dream, indica strains Dark Star and Violator Kush, and hybrid strains Blueberry Essence and Sour Tsunami.

You can use CBD hemp oil in a variety of ways, such as vaporizing the oil or consuming it in capsules, but the most common way is to absorb a measured dose of oil directly under your tongue. The early scientific findings beg more studies be conducted, but CBD hemp oil offers a safe, natural alternative to powerful narcotics that sufferers of any age can consider. Ask your doctor specific questions regarding how CBD hemp oil may help relieve your ailments.