Does CBD have THC in it?
With all the positive vibes and news about CBD lately, there’s been a huge surge in not only sales, but the number of new users. It has also become extremely simple to buy CBD online. At The CBD Haven, we believe that’s a great thing.
However, there’s still a lot of misconception out there. Some still believe that CBD is weed. Which could not be further from the truth. Especially not if it comes to CBD oil without THC, or hemp derived CBD.
To be perfectly fair, there are some similarities, as both come from the cannabis plant.
The difference comes when looking at the THC content. Marijuana is a variety of Cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC by dry weight. THC is psychoactive and it is what gives you the high, typically associated with weed.
Hemp on the other hand, is a variety of Cannabis plant that can contain 0.3% THC or less. This was clearly defined by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. At this level, THC will not be psychoactive, and hemp derived CBD oil will not get you high.
There’s a bit more to know about CBD and the differences. If interested in learning, make sure to check out our What is CBD blog.
So why the confusion? Why are there still individuals out there who are not willing to give it a try. There are various reasons. One of which is that hemp derived CBD is still fairly new, having only been legalized on a Federal Level since 2018.
What adds to the confusion is the complex and sometimes misunderstood laws on the State level. While CBD is technically legal in all 50 of the United States, some local communities are still banning sales.
As you can imagine, this makes it even more of a no no for some.
We wanted to clear some common misconceptions up and help to shed more positive light on what is CBD, and more specifically hemp derived CBD.
We thought it was important to answer the following questions, to help people understand more about cannabidiol.
Difference between CBD and THC.
Does hemp have THC?
How much THC is in CBD oil?
Is there CBD oil without THC?
What does THC free mean?
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Who wants to learn?
1. Difference between CBD and THC.
Wondering what is the difference between CBD and THC? There are quite a few. It’s also important to note their similarities. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids that are derived from the cannabis plant. Both also seem to have some medicinal benefits, although they're still being studied.
There are a few key differences in that THC is psychoactive and is responsible for the effects you feel after smoking or ingesting marijuana. CBD is non psychoactive therefore most users do not report feeling any intoxicating symptoms.
It’s also important to note that the marijuana variety of the cannabis plant is high in THC content, and typically low in CBD, while the hemp variety is quite the opposite. High CBD content and only up to 0.3% THC by dry weight.
2. Does hemp have THC?
Wondering does hemp oil have THC? That’s a trick question. Technically hemp, as a plant does have THC. However, hemp oil does not have to.
There are currently three main spectrums of hemp derived CBD oil:
By definition, full spectrum is the only cannabidiol extract that has a small concentration of THC. Both Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate are cannabis oil without THC.
There’s also CBG, but it is typically combined with CBD oil that can be either full spectrum or broad spectrum. Never CBD Isolate.
3. How much THC is in CBD oil?
Depends on the type of cannabidiol extract you purchase. If you purchase marijuana extracted CBD, chances are the THC content will be very high. You will only be able to legally purchase at a CBD dispensary. Or to be more accurate marijuana or medical dispensary.
Every product at The CBD Haven is made from hemp extracted CBD oil. That means none of our products can contain more than 0.3% THC. If you’re looking for hemp without THC, our selection of broad spectrum and CBD Isolate is the way to go.
Even though they technically are THC free, this is achieved through an extraction process and some very small elements can still be found.
4. Is there CBD oil without THC?
There are two options of CBD without THC. They are:
Broad spectrum, which contains all the cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes of full spectrum oil, minus the THC.
There’s also CBD Isolate, which is exactly what it sounds like. 99% pure CBD. Nothing else.
For further clarification, take a look at our blog on Three CBD Spectrums and their differences.
5. What does THC free mean?
Hemp without THC, or THC Free oil is possible and widely available. The fact still remains that naturally hemp does contain THC. When the manufacturers produce CBD oil, it is through an extraction process of the hemp plant.
Typically, there are 3 variations that are made, all depending on the extraction process. Full spectrum is the least processed, as it contains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This includes THC, although in a small amount of 0.3% by dry weight.
The oil can be further processed to remove THC. It then becomes broad spectrum oil. There’s also an extraction process where only CBD is removed from the hemp plant. This is CBD isolate oil, which contains 99% CBD and is THC free.
6. Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Technically CBD will not show up on a drug test. That’s because a drug test doesn’t look for CBD. A drug test is technically looking for THC.
Even though full spectrum contains only 0.3% THC by dry weight, it can show up on a drug test, depending on how sensitive the test is, how long you’ve been taking the hemp oil and how your body responds.
The longer you have been consuming full spectrum oil, the more of a chance you have to build up THC in your system and fail a drug test.
Hopefully this was helpful and will guide you on your journey to decide whether or not you want to start your own CBD wellness routine. If you do, make sure you do your research, and find the oil that is right for you.