What is the Difference Between CBD and Hemp

Many people confuse CBD, hemp, and marijuana. Intuitively, they are different, otherwise, they wouldn’t have unique names. But what is the difference?

Joint Jam produces CBD products that help relieve inflammation, joint pain, and soothe your muscles after a long day at work. Our products include Joint Jam, CBD Salve, Bubble Buzz, CBD Bubble Bath, and Salt Buzz, CBD Salt Soak — all of which are all natural pain relievers. Below, we’ll explain the difference between CBD and hemp. Order your CBD products from us today!

What is Hemp?

In essence, hemp is a plant of the family of cannabis plants. Hemp is distinct from the cannabis plant, although they are in the same family. Hemp plants do contain THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant that gets you high. However, the concentration of THC in the hemp plant is extremely low and won’t get you high.

So what does the hemp plant have to do with CBD? CBD is a compound found in hemp plants that is the actual component that your body uses to help with pain, inflammation, sleep, depression, and a whole host of other conditions. CBD is an extract of the hemp plant.

The hemp plant has been used by humans for centuries. It has been grown for thousands of years in Asia and the Middle East, but gained popularity in the United States during World War II as a material to make uniforms, canvas, and rope — all of which are still made today. Hemp is a popular material in clothing, paper, insulation, and even biofuel. Hemp seeds are a popular ingredient and can be eaten raw. Soap and other cleaning products are made from hemp plants. Hemp can be used for baking, and even for producing milk products. Lotions are popular, as well as shampoo. In essence, many products are now being made from the hemp plant, and their popularity shows no signs of waning any time soon.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring compound found in both the hemp plant and the cannabis plant. However, CBD is found is greater concentrations in the hemp plant rather than the cannabis plant, which is why hemp plants are used for extracting CBD. Growing hemp plants is not illegal; growing cannabis plants is.

CBD is the non-psychoactive compound in the hemp plant and the cannabis plant and won’t get you high. CBD is derived from hemp plants and is made into a variety of consumables and edibles, such as gummies, tinctures, and topicals, which is what Joint Jam makes. CBD oil is basically diluted CBD from the hemp plant that has had oil added to it, such as coconut or hemp seed oil.

There is one CBD drug that has been FDA-approved, which is used to treat epilepsy. However, many people use CBD to treat other ailments that cause pain, anxiety, and stiffness, amongst others.

What’s The Difference Between CBD and Hemp?

In essence, CBD is a derivative from the hemp plant. The cannabis plant is the variety that produces THC, which is the main ingredient in marijuana that will get you high. The key is to think hemp and CBD and then THC and marijuana.

Joint Jam wants to emphasize that understanding the characteristics and particulars of each will come with time. As you learn more, these acronyms will become second-nature, and soon you will become a pro!

Why Choose Joint Jam For Your CBD Topical Needs?

Joint Jam makes the best CBD topicals for your pain and soreness conditions. We make all of our CBD products in small batches for quality control purposes, and we use only the highest-grade CBD in our products. We also use many other ingredients to help soothe away your conditions that can impact your lifestyle. 

Joint Jam currently makes only three CBD topicals that include our Bubble Buzz, CBD Bubble Bath that is designed to soak into your skin as you relax in a warm bath. We offer a CBD salve called Joint Jam, CBD Salve that is designed to help relieve joint and muscle pains. Finally, our CBD topical called Salt Buzz, CBD Salt Soak will help relax and heal sore muscles, aching joints, and inflammation. All of our CBD products are made in the USA and are parabens or phthalate-free. Order your soothing and relieving CBD products today!