Cannabidiol or cbd is still relatively new to mainstream culture. Cbd, one among many compounds found in cannabis plants and hemp plants, has become a buzz because of its potential health and therapeutic benefits. Cbd oil is available in many forms, including topicals, tinctures and infused edibles.
Many people are now interested in learning how they can start a cbd business. While there are many challenges to this industry, especially in the context of the changing legal landscapes, the opportunities are significant.
Before you can get involved in the cbd industry you should learn more about cannabinoids, and the products they are used for.
What does cbd stand for?
Cbd is one cannabinoid among the many compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the most prominent cannabinoid. It is responsible intoxication due to cannabis consumption. Cbd does not produce any intoxicating effects. It has potential therapeutic, health, and medical benefits.
Cbd products are often made in several steps. First, the material must be cultivated and harvested. If you are going to use industrial hemp to make your cbd products, you will have to either grow the plant yourself or buy large amounts. Cbd oil can be extracted from the hemp plant using a variety different methods. Again, this can be done yourself or by hiring an extraction company. Once the cbd oil has been extracted, you can either sell it as a concentrate of infusing other products. You can find cbd products such as sublingual tinctures, infused edibles, and topicals like creams or gels on the market.
Both hemp and marijuana plants contain cbd. Cbd oil from both hemp and cannabis can be extracted to make cbd oils. However, hemp cbd oil is different from cbd products derived form cannabis.
Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. It is therefore legal under federal law. Cannabis, however has more than 0.3% (often in much higher amounts) and is still illegal under federal law.
Cannabis and hemp are closely related. Actually, industrial hemp (also known as cannabis sativa) is cannabis sativa. A hemp plant’s flowers contain very little THC. However, the cannabis plant’s flowers (commonly known by the name marijuana) have much higher levels.
Full spectrum cbd vs. Cbd isolate
You may have heard of the terms “full–spectrum” and/or “isolate” if you have done research on the cbd industry. Depending upon the extraction methods used cbd oil may contain other cannabinoids as well as compounds from the source plant. This is what we call full-spectrum cbd. Full-spectrum cbd also includes other cannabinoids, as well as compounds known by terpenes. These compounds are responsible to creating the flavor profile and aroma, as well the specific effects.
La ferme du cbd like its name, is a concentrate of cbd. It contains only cbd and no other cannabinoids. While cbd isolate is purportedly pure may sound appealing, there are evidence that full-spectrum cbd is capable of producing an “entourage impact”. This refers to the effect where all compounds present in full-spectrum cbd combine to produce greater results. Researchers still trying to understand the entourage effect of cbd and cannabinoids have not yet found any.