CBD from hemp versus CBD from cannabis: Is there a difference?

A question we are starting to receive from medical cannabis patients is whether CBD derived from cannabis is more beneficial than CBD derived from hemp.

Simply looking at its pure form, CBD is CBD. Or as Tilray’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Joshua Eades, would explain, “A compound is a compound.”

The two most common forms of extracted CBD are full-spectrum, which is a whole-plant extract, and CBD isolate. Differences in full-spectrum extracts are a result of the extraction process, the parts of the plant used, and the percentage of cannabinoids found in the final product.

Tilray’s CBD oil process uses a precise, state-of-the-art cold extraction method that maximizes the extraction of cannabinoids, while leaving behind undesirable compounds such as chlorophyll, pigments, tannins, waxes, and other compounds that can affect taste, smell, and consistency. This results in a clean, consistent product.

While full spectrum CBD oils can include other cannabinoi

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