Highlighting the answer: CBD hemp or marijuana?
While this might seem like an obvious answer, this question is flooding the forums. But also dispensaries and sometimes divides natural product specialists within the cannabis industry itself. Reply :
The root of this debate is whether the CBD (cannabidiol) from a very low THC plant, commonly referred to as industrial hemp at less than 0,3% THC concentration, would somehow be considered different or ineffective compared to CBD from a high THC plant (i.e. marijuana).
By following the discussion about cannabis nationally and globally. There is no doubt that you have heard of CBD, this fascinating cannabinoid advertised as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, non-psychoactive, promoting metabolism and having neuroprotective benefits, among others… This is in contrast to the physiological action THC and other cannabinoids. However, there are over 113 other (recognized) cannabinoid compounds that are hallmark of cannabis. Thus, the majority of cannabinoids have yet to be studied in more detail in biological systems.
The physico-chemistry of the CBD
The laws of physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry remain the same whether the molecule is synthesized or from a hemp plant, or from marijuana. A molecule of a compound is made up of a specific arrangement and configuration of atoms, with its own bonds. The strain of the cannabis plant, regardless of its percentage or ratio of CBD / THC. Besides, this fundamental truth cannot be changed. As such, when CBD is administered by the human body (human physiology), our body will not differentiate where it is coming from. Interactions with different enzymes and specific CBD receptors also remain the same.
CBD is CBD, whether it is hemp or marijuana, any argument against it is both logical and scientific error. The strains rich in CBD come from an expression of genotypes characterized by the phenotype of the plant. The genotypes of the various strains of cannabis dictate the pathways of biosynthesis that give rise to different phenotypes as well as variations in cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid profiles (kind of fingerprints).
Analogy with dietary supplements
We can make the analogy with food supplements concerning Docosahexaenoic acid, the long chain omega-3 (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in fish oil. Food sources rich in DHA are wide and varied, from freshwater fish to saltwater fish (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, etc.), from seaweed to shrimp, offal (liver) and even fish yolks. 'eggs.
The argument offered by some in the cannabis industry would be tantamount to saying that the DHA of salmon is "different" or "superior" to the DHA of algae or vice versa ... Again chemistry shows that DHA from algae , salmon, or egg yolk is the same molecule, unchanged… A similar analogy can be drawn with the vitamin C of oranges being "different" than that of grapefruit. It is clear that in these scenarios DHA and vitamin C retain the same chemical and biological characteristics. And this regardless of the source.
The same can be said about CBD, CBC, CBG, and THC or any other cannabinoid that cannot be “different” despite the provenance of different strains of cannabis… CBD remains CBD ^^