In December 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law in the United States. It removed Hemp, defined as Cannabis sativa L. and derivatives of cannabis with no more than 0.3 percent THC from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). THC is the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can get a person “high”.
What the general public refers to as Cannabis (also known as marijuana) and Hemp are two varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant species in the Cannabacea family. Since both are part of the same species there seems to be some confusion around their differences. Both plants also have CBD and THC compounds which is also confusing to some. The main most important difference between Cannabis and Hemp is that the Cannabis plant is the one with higher concentrations of THC where a person would feel any psychoactive effect or get a “high” from.
The 2018 Farm Bill made it possible for products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) derived from the hemp plant to enter the mainstream consumer market. Accordingly, there has been a “Green Rush” of cannabis-inspired and infused hemp products such as beauty and personal care products. Both CBD oil and Hemp Seed oil are used in a range of consumer products. Some confusion exists due to misleading advertisements and misleading labels on products. Hereby a list with the difference between Hemp Oil, and Hemp Seed Oil.