Hemp CBD v. Medical Marijuana
Published on Sep 16, 2018
With so much changing in the medical cannabis market around the world it can be hard to keep up with the differences in products, but experts are available to help you find out what's best for you, Hemp CBD or Medical Marijuana. Hemp CBD has exploded in popularity recently as an over-the-counter medication that anyone can use for many different ailments. One major attention-grabber is it's ability to help suppress certain types of seizures and provide relief and sleep to those who may not be able to find it in prescription medications. Hemp CBD is made from hemp, not marijuana, and contains either no THC or trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that gets the user high. Instead, hemp CBD often provides an anti-inflammatory and a relaxing feeling that many users find helps them to fall asleep easier. On the otherhand, medical marijuana typically has both CBD and THC, with varying amounts of both depending on the prescription from a doctor and illness. Many find that the THC works even better alongside the CBD to help bring out the most effective qualities of both for medical marijuana patients. But only medical marijuana patients registered with the state are able to be prescribed and purchase the medication, making it more exclusive depending on each patient's laws in their home state.
While medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, it is still illegal under federal law, which means dispensaries have to follow the laws closely and the product is not covered by any health insurance.
The benefit of medical marijuana over hemp CBD oil is all of the products are tested for purity, chemicals, pesticides, mold and fungus.
“Medical marijuana goes through testing facilities and there is analytical data from all of it,” Yereance said. “There are no chemicals, no pesticides and it’s 100 percent natural.”