Cannabis and the Cannabidiol are trending right now.

Cannabis VS Cannabidiol; CBD oil vs Hemp oil.

Cannabis and Cannabidiol are trending now, why does this matter to all of us. So many people today are using cannabinoids to manage different ailments and for health maintenance. Some call it cannabis, hemp, marijuana, pot, weed etc. What are the differences? Are cannabis and marijuana the same? Is CBD oil the same as cannabis oil and hemp oil? These and many more we are going to discuss here.

Stay away from mind-altering drugs that make you feel good momentarily only to bring you down the next minute and make you want some more of the high feeling. This could ruin your life, your career and push you into making bad choices.

Hello friends, today we are going to look at some terminologies used in Cannabis industry and see how they are connected. As we know that cannabis, hemp, cannabidiol and marijuana products are trending now both in stock market and in business arena. Those of us that are using products of these plant species to manage health issues need to know “are cannabis and marijuana the same?” Is cannabis oil same as hemp oil? Is cannabidiol (CBD) oil same as cannabis oil? and so on.

As we noticed recently in the US, there is so much focus recently on these products because of recent legalization changes that are being made around the hemp, marijuana, cannabis use in some states. Before now cannabis, marijuana, hemp and all in that class were considered illegal drugs and were barned.

Now that some states in the US are beginning to legalize cannabis use due to its medicinal and health benefits, it becomes important for people to know the differences if any in the terminologies used to describe and discuss cannabis and its products.

Cannabis is a flowering plant that belong to the family of cannabaceae. The cannabis is of three species cannabis sativa (also known as hemp), cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis.

The cannabis saltiva also known as hemp plant is mainly cultivated for its low level of THC which is the mind-altering psychoactive compound in cannabis that causes the high and addiction. Hence hemp plant is for non-drug use. It is cultivated for its CBD products and the terpenes. Hemp may have as little as 0.3% THC which is permitted since that is not sufficient to cause the high.

Marijuana is a specie of cannabis with over 0.3% of THC content. Marijuana because of its high content of THC can cause euphoria and dependence. Cannabinoids are compounds produced from the cannabis plants. The cannabis plant has over 480 identified chemical compounds that resemble the endocannabinoids in human body which are deemed beneficial to health. Cannabidiol, Tetrahydrocannabinol and the Terpenes are all products of cannabis plant.

Now we could say that cannabis is like the parent plant to hemp, marijuana and other species of cannabis. Hemp is a cannabis plant with little or no THC while marijuana is cannabis with high THC. Different species could be cross breed to produce plants with varying content of CBD and THC. Weed, pot etc. are the names associated with cannabis use especially in an informal (illegal) use of the drug.

Why the Noise about Cannabis recently?

In recent time Cannabis and its products have been in the headlines and mainstream media. Why? Cannabis is not new neither are the health benefits recently discovered. In the early 90s, it was discovered that the human body has what is called the endocannabinoid system.

This system implies that the human and other animals with vertebrae produces cannabinoids. These endocannabinoids have receptor cells scattered all over the cells of the immune system, the brain and the nervous system, reproductive, skeletal and digestive systems.

The functions of these endogenous cannabinoids are to regulate sleep, mood, motor coordination, appetite, digestion and hunger, strong immune defense system, pain control, temperature regulation, memory, boost fertility and the reproductive system and pleasure.

In a situation were there is imbalance either over production or under production causes shift in the systemic balance.

In the case of under production, the phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant can replace the endogenous cannabinoids in the receptor binding sites. Cannabis produces relaxing and calming effect in the body.

The cannabis cultivars are the Terpenes which are the aromatic sweet fragrance oils found in the cannabis plant. It is also of health benefits, supplies the body with essential oils.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil are one of the main component of the cannabis plant whether from hemp or marijuana but without THC as THC is another chemical component in cannabis. Cannabidiol oil is one of the endocannabinoids in the body that regulate body functions. Cannabidiol oil is found to be helpful in managing anxiety, depression, tremor, pain, inflammatory conditions, seizures, arthritis, stress, panic attack, migraines etc.

Having discussed what cannabis is, now we need to answer the questions on “is CBD oil the same as cannabis oil? CBD oil is made from cannabis plant but without the psychoactive component THC while cannabis oil could contain THC depending on the specie of cannabis plant the CBD oil came from. Pure CBD oil could also be made from marijuana by isolating CBD component of the plant from the THC component.

Hence hemp is not same as marijuana as hemp is cannabis plant with little to no THC and mainly grown for its high content of CBD products. Marijuana on the other hand has higher concentration of THC in its components and could be addictive.

Some people have said that using the whole plant extract is better and more effective than separating the product into its constitute chemical components. Some have produced it this way in their homes and use it in foods, drinks, juices, animal feed and pet food. I am not here to encourage or discourage this practices but know that whichever means or method you choice for your CBD source, play it safe and try it out first. Products with high THC and products with chemical contaminants could lead to severe chemical reaction or side effects.

CBD oil is not only good for humans it is also great for your furry friends and animals as these animals could suffer from pain and arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Also pet animals do suffer from separation anxiety, irritability, aggressive behaviors and pain.

Cannabidiol has been found to contain anticarcinogenic properties which could either suppress  cancer cell growth or prevent its occurrence. This benefit is good for humans and animals as well.

When looking for CBD oil to buy for yourself or for your pet or livestock, look for organically grown, GMO free, pesticides free and verifiable products. There are some many in the market that it is becoming difficult to pick the right product. Look for products with pure quality CBD oil with low THC component.

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Author: GinaO

Hello Folks, Gina here. I am an entrepreneur business woman. I live my life by serving others and living it one day at a time. I was once an active healthcare provider but wants now to focus more on my business. I want to make a difference in the lives of others and make decent money selling products online.

40 thoughts on “Cannabis and the Cannabidiol are trending right now.”

  1. Great information on the differences among cannabis, hemp, and marijuana, and it’s derivatives. It is very important to be able to benefit from the CBD oil without having to worry about it having too much THC content. I stopped smoking marijuana some 35 years ago. I know that CBD oil is a very hot area from a medical, and business standpoint. I have even begun looking into the best source of CBD oil, and I believe I have found it.
    Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Good luck, Tom

  2. What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about Cannabis and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for Cannabis and cannabidiol.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to read your new posts.)


    1. Hi Ali thanks for reading and commenting on my post. The focus of my posts in regards to CBD oil is to explore how CBD products relieve anxiety, depression, pain etc. CBD oil which is a product of cannabis has potential health benefits associated to the products that makes it interesting to research on.

  3. I have been taking cbd oil and smoking cbd flower for close to 6 months now and I could not be happier with my results. I use to suffer from debilitating PMS symptoms and now I barely have any symptoms. I have never felt more in control of my own body and I love that my periods do not control my life any more.

    My boyfriend also includes CBD into his regimen to help with running aches and pains, also for anxiety. It is truly a wonderful thing and it feels great to consume something so natural, so good for our bodies.

    Thanks for writing this article and spreading the good word.


    1. I appreciate that Ciara, I hope you continue to do well on CBD products, if it works for you, far more better than prescription meds with all the side effects


    Incredible data on the distinctions among cannabis, hemp, and marijuana and it’s derivatives. It is vital to probably profit by the CBD oil without stressing over it having excessively THC content. It is advisable to stay away from this mind-altering substances such makes one feel high one minute and really restless the next minute and leaves the individual craves for the experience to get high again. What health benefit does this product give?

    1. Cannabis products especially CBD and the essential oils have been linked to some medicinal benefits such as pain management, stress, anxiety, depression, cancer, seizure, tremor, arthritis, and more

  5. This is a great and lovely information about cannabis and cannabidiol. This is an eye opener for me because i am just getting to know much more about them. Over the years , I don’t know cannabidiol can supress cancer cell growth both in human and animal; I am also happy to discover that cannabis is like the parent plant to hemp, marijuana and other species of cannabis.

    Thanks for your indepth analysis

  6. Thanks for the informative post. It is so nice of you to give a thorough description on cannabis. There are so many names which indeed confuse people. People think all cannabis is the same. as you described clearly in your article. There are different kinds of cannabis, for example, CBD and THC. CBD has minimal side effect, however, THC may cause High, not good!

    One friend told me that CBD can cure cancer. What is your opinion on this? It would be wonderful if it could cure cancer. It is so cheap to fight cancer and help a lot of people.



    1. Thanks Anthony for reading my post on CBD oil. I would not say that CBD Oil cures cancer but CBD Oil and other CBD products have chemical components that might help to suppress the growth of cancer. I have heard and read that lots of cancer patients use it both for cancer management, pain, and side effects of chemo. I truly hope that more information will be available and that CBD products will be the answered prayers. 

  7. the benefits have anti-inflammatory properties due to cannabinoid receptors in skin. Some researchers say it may be able to help fight acne, and beauty/skincare products with cannabinoids are advertised as being able to help with pain relief, hydration, or even just a euphoric relaxed feeling. The type of cannabinoids your beauty products have help determine the effects.

    1. Hi Ennymatics, CBD products have been discovered to have anti-inflammatory effects which makes it likely that it can control pain due to inflammation, also has antianxiety anti depressant effect which could promote relaxation and sleep and lots of other health benefits.

  8. It’s really good to know that there’s a difference between CBD oil and cannabis plant. I know CBD oil is the rave making product in the medical world at the moment and I was looking for the best source to purchase for a relative.

    However, I was worried to its addictiveness but now you’ve satisfied my fears.I might have just found the best CBD oil I’ve been looking for.

    Kind regards

  9. Hello Ginao,

    I have read your post Thanks for the informative post. What a nice post you wrote I really enjoyed reading it This is a great and lovely information about cannabis. It is so nice of you to give a clear description on cannabis. Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about Cannabis and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details One of my friend told me that CBD can cure cancer. It would be wonderful if it could cure cancer.

    1. I hope so too and that will be awesome so see. More research is still needed and hopefully FDA will find enough reason to come in not to make things hard but safer and well regulatated

  10. I have been confused lately reading articles about CBD oil and wasn’t sure if they were talking about cannabis. Thank you so much for clearing this up for me.

    I think I must try some of this hemp oil everyone is talking about as it seems to be so good for so many different things. I will just make sure to look for the pure version as recommended by your article.  

    1. Thanks Michel, read labels and go to the website and check out information about the company and what they say about their products before purchasing. 

  11. Thank you so much, you have covered so much information in your post and it is very interesting to know and understand that there are big differences between cannabis, hemp, and marijuana.I am a bit of the old school and have smoked marijuana back in the day. I always thought it was better to legalize it than not, obviously with a certain level of control but it is true there are so many benefits especially for ill people deriving from cannabis that I will never understand why government allow selling medicines that have 50 different secondary negative effects but then when it comes to CBOil you still get the funny look from certain people.

    1. Thanks Barbara the goal is for us to keep talking about the CBD products that are not harmful but beneficial and hopefully with time things will change.

  12. Hi Gina, very interesting and informative post about Cannabis and Cannabidiol. Cannabis became very popular nowadays and it is good to be educated about it, from your article we can learn a lot. There are so many products made from Cannabis and I think this plant has a bright future, we just need to be carefull where to buy to get quality products. I also think that many benefits of this plant are still undiscovered. Thanks for sharing with us!

  13. Hi, I have been doing some research on the many benefits of CBD oil recently and found your article very informative. Thanks for the clarifications on cannabis and hemp plant. I have always used them interchangeably. There is so much confusion out there. Talking on the issue of legality, I think that it’s a good thing that most states in the US have legalized the use of CBD oil due to its medicinal benefits for a host of medical conditions such as insomnia, anxiety and acute pain. The bottom line is, CBD oil is great. THC is psychoactive and should be avoided if possible. More people should be enlightened rather than the stereotyping of all CBD oil users as stoners.

    1. Phranell86 you are absolutely right, Because I use this product, I really want it to be what they said it is. I would love to see FDA get involved and put regulations on the cultivating, harvesting and processing of the products so that those who solely aim on making money off of it will not infiltrate the market with bad products and cause more harm than good.

  14. Heard so much about Cannabis but never heard about Cannabidiol. Your post has been able to give me a firm knowledge on the differences between the two, also now am being able to know that its really trending at the moment.Am also able to know that Marijuana is different from cannabis. Thanks so much for this eye-opening post. Hope to read more of your subsequent posts.

  15. wow wow wow…….. And Cannabis was demonized for years and the dealers and users were prosecuted,demonized and penalized only for us to now find out that the plant is packed with a lot of goodness and benefits, not just for humans but for animals alike. Nature had even blessed us with receptors because it is something that I body can benefit from. 

    Your article has really educated me on the types of cannabis and their differences, I used to think that Hemp was the same as marijuana. It’s cool to learn something new each day. 

    1. Vapz, I am glad you learned something from my post. Remember that marijuana was banned because of its mind-altering effect that makes users misbehave. Not everything in the plant is healthy but research has discovered that there are many chemical components of this plant that our body needs and produces and if supplemented using this plant will help us maintain good health. The THC component is the problem which is the component that drug users sort after.

  16. I’ve been using marijuana for a long time. Over time, I have been suffering from schizophrenia due to excessive eating. After treatment in the Rehab Center, I was cured. So, I’m always passionate about this topic. As a recreational drug it is used more in our Indian sub-continent. Thanks to Giono for writing in a detailed account. However, if there have any links to share on Facebook or other social media it would be more fruitful.With Regards.

    1. First of I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. Trust me I have panic attack, anxiety and depression and I know how horrible and devastating those attacks could be. I truly hope you continue on the right path and if you can stay away from using unfiltered marijuana may be that will be helpful. My post is on CBD oil component which does not have the mind-altering effect like in raw marijuana and these have been discovered to have some health benefits. Please stay in touch with your doctors as your treatment seem to work for you.

  17. Thanks for the clarification on cannabis, hemp and marijuana. This is really insightful and informative. Before now I have always  think all have the same functionality but now I know. CBD oil as is really useful as it has many health benefits. Thanks alot for sharing a wonderful and educating piece. Thanks a lot

  18. Hi, 

    i have read your entire article.You have mentioned a wonderful think about the Cannabis and Cannabidol. cannabis and cannabidol does not help us it hurts but cannabidol oil come to our advantage. we have to be careful about this. that which harm us should definitely be exclude. we have to know about this. we have to careful about our health.

    Thank you so much for sharing this. 

    1. Thank you Rjpollob for your comment and I definitely agree with you that anything that constitute potential danger to our health should be eliminated. That is why we are focusing on CBD products without the THC component. I appreciate your comment. Thanks 

  19. This is a great and detailed information about cannabis and the cannabidiol are trending now. It will be of good help to your readers, I’m glad I read this. CBD is legal in many state and is useful to relief stress and can be use for treatments as well. There is concern and different types of CBD getting into the market, like the rise of softgels, balms, capsules etc. There should be a timely rules on the types of products to avoid any death due to wrong selection.Thank you for sharing!

    1. I appreciate that you read an commented on my post. Yes we are also trying to make people aware of some many fake products out there that promise things they do not deliver. Thank you for touching on that.

  20. Hi Ginao

    I have read your whole article about Cannabis and Cannabidiol.This is an awesome article. By reading your article I understand that CBD oil is very much helpful for our human health.CBD oil is not only good for humans it is also good for animals.I will share this great article with my friends and relatives.Thanks a lot for sharing this informative article.

    1. Thanks Smshakil for reading and commenting on my post. Yes CBD oil is very beneficial to our health and well being but we need to be very careful where and what we buy the product if we are using it because there are lots of bad products out there. 

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