Hemp-derived CBD – what does that mean?

Hemp-derived CBD – what does that mean? - Life Elements

Life Elements

Apr 2, 2018

“Hemp” is one of two varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. The other of course is “marijuana.” Both the hemp and marijuana strains of the plant contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound that has been used to treat a wide range of conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. The primary difference between the two varieties is the amount of the psychoactive component “tetrahydrocannabinol” (THC).  The hemp-derived CBD used in all of our products contains less than 0.3% THC, so it’s non-psychoactive and legal under section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill.