Hemp and CBD Oil Explained

Hemp and CBD Explained

Hemp Plant vs. Marijuana

Although Hemp and Marijuana are both cannabis plants, their flowers not only appear different but go through entirely different cultivation processes. In addition to these factors, in order for a cannabis plant to be categorized as Hemp, it's flower must contain less than 0.3% THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis. The 0.3% amount of THC is negligible and cannot produce a high. 
Hemp extract is an oil derived from the stalks and seeds of the industrial hemp plant. This oil can be used for a variety of purposes, the most popular being consumed as a wellness supplement for the cannabinoids,  phytocannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) and more. All products featured on this site have been sourced from hemp and verified by third party lab testing. 

Is Hemp Oil on this site the same as what I see in my grocery store?

Although you can buy hemp seeds and hemp seed oil in stores, it is not the same as hemp oil extract. Oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant is extremely nutritious but does not contain phytocannabinoids, which are a part of a diverse class of chemical compounds. Hemp oil extract contains many phytocannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), which is being studied extensively for its beneficial properties. Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol has become one of the most popular natural remedies for multiple ailments ranging from severe health issues to more common joint pain and even headaches. 
CBD originates as a naturally occuring ingrediant found in the cannabis or Hemp. Unlike it's cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive and will not give an individual or animal a "high" sensation. As such, this makes CBD unique and an incredibly approachable natural option for those looking for a natural remedy to symptoms without having the mind altering effects of traditional  pharmaceutical drugs. 
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis hemp plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. 

Endocannabinoids and the ECS

We’ve mentioned phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids derived from plants), but did you know that our body naturally produces cannabinoids? Endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) support our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is composed of a series of receptors located throughout the body. These receptors are labeled CB1 and CB2.
The ECS helps regulate various biological processes, including homeostatic functions. Phytocannabinoids are very similar to endocannabinoids and it has been discovered that they also interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. With this discovery, it has been acknowledged that phytocannabinoids are an all-natural way to support the ECS.

Is it legal?

When properly sourced from the Hemp Plant Flower, hemp derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states. All products offered by Green Drop CBD are derived from Hemp, and are compliant with Section 7606 of HR2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014.

Commonly used Hemp and CBD Terms

Hemp Extract
Oil extracted from hemp’s aerial plant parts, containing a natural blend of phytocannabinoids.

Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is used interchangeably with hemp extract, but be cautious: some companies use this term when they really mean hemp seed oil.

Hemp Seed Oil
Oil extracted from hemp seeds (nutritious, but doesn’t contain phytocannabinoids).

Natural chemical compounds found in hemp extract that have been studied for various potential effects.

Natural chemical compounds, similar to phytocannabinoids, that are produced by our own bodies.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Series of receptors that interact with phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids to maintain homeostatic functions.


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All products contain less than 0.3% THC and are legal in all 50 US states. 
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
Due to FDA regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not our products can help with specific ailments. We do, however, suggest that you conduct your own research in order to make the best decision for your wellness goals.