What I learned, Marijuana vs Hemp

As a Massage Therapist, I have had several clients ask me if I ever thought about using CBD oil for their massage session. My first reaction was, "No way am I using pot oil!". Then I kept seeing Facebook ads and articles on CBD oil, I even started to see famous people and doctors start talking about using it. I figured it was worth the research to at least educate myself on it. I must admit I really knew nothing about it and I really never paid much attention to all the medical marijuana ads and debate. To me pot is pot and I've seen people on pot and I didn't want anything to do with it or any products made with it.

I figured I would start with the biology, what is the plant, what is it made of and what are the oils and parts of the plant actually being used. What I found was that I really had no idea what this species of plant was or that there are different types of the plant. I won't go into all the details, but I will break down the important facts.

What is CBD Oil? CBD or Cannabidiol is an oil known as a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. It is an oil that is extracted from the plant and has known health benefits. CBD oil is NOT Marijuana.