Hemp vs Cannabis: What’s the difference?

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I thought I’d hop on today and talk about n hemp and cannabis, are they the same? What makes them different? Why is one legal & the other is illegal?

Hope you enjoy reading and find helpful.

As always, any questions I am always here and happy to help, book a free chat below with myself and let’s get you started on your own healthy Hemp & CBD journey.

Hemp & Cannabis, are they the same? What makes them different? Why is one legal & the other is illegal?

Scientifically & genetically, they are the same plant that has been cultivated in different ways to achieve different effects.

Medical cannabis plants have been bred selectively over years with a lot of trial & error, to produce female flowering plants the yield budding flowers & these buds are what contains large quantities of THC.

Whilst hemp plants are tall & do not produce any flowering buds, therefor containing trace amounts of THC. The hemp plant is legally grown all over the world & can be used to produce many products, such as; – textiles, building materials, food & supplements.

Most cannabis plants produce between 5-20% THC, with some strains producing 20-30% THC, whereas hemp plants naturally produce less than 0.2% THC.


Although sometimes hemp oil products can sometimes be described as cannabis oil products, as technically the term can be used to describe both as they are derived from the cannabis plant, but although both are from the cannabis plant, they are very different.

To break it down in simple terms –

  • Marijuana is rich in THC & is used to get ‘high’
  • Hemp is an industrial food crop that is sold under licence within the UK.

But both are from the cannabis family!


The reason why cannabinoids appear to help with so many illnesses is because prior to prohibition they were part of the human food chain.

Dairy cows ate feral hemp, which was rich in CBD and passed the CBD to humans through their milk, eggs, cheese, & meat

Obviously that all changed once they stopped growing hemp around the world in 1937 when corruption and politics secretly placed hemp along side marijuana causing the prohibition of cannabis.

This fuelled sickness & disease around the world because humans weren’t getting the necessary amount of CBD needed for the endocannabinoid system which causes a deficiency called CED.

Many autoimmune issues that plague us today simply didn’t exist prior to 1937.

So us folks that are promoting & educating about the benefits of CBD aren’t just all of a sudden trying to “hype up” a product just for sales….CBD is NEEDED for your body️ – PERIOD!

Fact check me please! You will find this is all true! Greed and corruption is why we are the sickest we have ever been in human history!

The time is now to end the prohibition of a plant that has been studied and proven to work for many ailments. I am not in the business for the money. I am in this business because I can’t turn my back and pretend a natural alternative doesn’t exist.

I owe it to myself to be as knowledgeable as I can and share that knowledge with the world.

CBD oil is made from Hemp right?

So isn’t Hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil, so can’t I just use that instead!?


CBD oil may be derived from Hemp, but this does not make them the same.

The purest & most potent CBD comes from ‘aerial parts’, which is flowers & leaves. CBD & other cannabinoids are extracted from these parts of the plants in many different way but CO2 is the best way & the one you should be looking for.

Hemp seed oil, is extracted from the seeds from the hemp plant, just as the name suggests & actually contains NO CBD!

It is high in anti-oxidants, Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids, making it a great addition to your diet, but it should not be confused with CBD oil.

They are both food supplements for better health, so mixing them up won’t cause you any harm, but you may not get the desired results if using Hemp seed oil instead of CBD oil.

There are so many products on the market these days, it can be a minefield.

Let me help you cut through the confusion. book a free no obligation chat with me below!

Hope you enjoyed reading and found helpful. If you would like to learn more about anything hemp, cannabis or CBD related, let’s chat!

You’re Flawsome!

Lots of love,

Jem xoxo

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I am not making any medical claims in this or any of my other publications. All content I produce, is purely for educational purposes and for sharing my own personal knowledge and experiences of CBD.

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