Hemp and Cannabis: What is the difference?

Hemp and Cannabis: What is the difference?

When trying to wrap your head around the differences between hemp and marijuana, it is important, to begin with this simple fact: both hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant. The main difference, especially regarding the oils, is in a number of cannabinoids; THC and CBD, that they contain.

Types of Oils:

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. Industrial hemp is the only plant used for this type of hemp oil. The seeds of the hemp plant can be cold pressed peeled and unpeeled (preferably cold), to create a delicious oil.

There are no cannabinoids such as THC or CBD present in the oil since hemp seeds are not psychoactive. Hemp oil is legal in most countries and can be found in food markets, together with more common types of oil, like olive oil.

Hemp seeds oil is known for its great taste and for the high values of unsaturated fats, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6. It can be used in many different applications such as Lotions or soaps, a base for plastics, instead of petroleum and eco-friendly paints.

Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is made by extracting the resin of the female cannabis plant, for example with a solvent. After the resin is dissolved in the solvent, the solvent is evaporated to leave the concentrated extract behind. What is left is an extract with THC and/or CBD, that can be blended with hemp seed oil, olive oil or other types of oil to facilitate ingestion.


CBD-Rich Oil is a specific oil that contains CBD and doesn’t contain THC.

CBD-Rich Oil is obtained via extraction made from cannabis flowers, most of the times from hemp strains rich in CBD. Then this extract can be mixed with hemp seed oil, olive oil or other types of oil to facilitate ingestion. These CBD-Rich oil products are non-psychoactive.