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As the legal market of medical marijuana (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) grows, many consumers are becoming more curious about their options. While consumers are curious about their options, they are often misguided, misinformed, or hesitant due to the close relation of the medical marijuana industry. As the CBD market continues to rise, it’s important to know the difference between hemp and marijuana and how the two relate to the cannabis plant.

THC, the most common cannabinoid is known for its mind-altering effects or “high”. THC can directly bind to your CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which induces the mind-altering effects. Furthermore, THC most commonly comes from the marijuana plant, the female cannabis plant. Which is more potent in THC than CBD. In fact, anything more than 0.3% THC in the cannabis plant is considered marijuana and anything below is Hemp. Although CBD can be derived from both the marijuana plant and the hemp plant, the legality of the two is different.

Hemp, previously a regulated substance under the 1970 Controlled Substance Act, was removed as of the 2018 Farm Bill Act, making it legal to grow and purchase hemp and hemp-derived products. This includes CBD. As for Marijuana, the cannabis plant is still considered a controlled substance and is federally illegal. Although CBD is legal if derived from the hemp plant, it is still considered illegal if derived from the marijuana plant.

CBD, unlike THC will not give you psychoactive or mind-altering effects. In fact, CBD has been known to help combat the psychoactive and mind-altering effects that some find undesirable. While THC is dominant in the female cannabis plant, marijuana. CBD is dominant in the male cannabis plant, Hemp. Making the two similar in make-up, but different in effect and uses. CBD could potentially help with pain, inflammation, anxiety, neurological disorders and many others. Also, while having very limited side effects unlike many other medications on the market today.

While the subject of CBD and THC can be new and confusing, it’s important to know the difference. At Serenity Medical, we use hemp derived CBD isolate. Extracted in the United States. Furthermore, since Serenity Medical uses CBD isolate, this guarantees a pure CBD extraction, with 0% THC. Giving you natural relief, and peace of mind to pass a drug test. Other than the CBD isolate extraction, Serenity Medical gets every batch of CBD tested, to ensure there’s no THC or additives, and that you’re getting the amount of CBD prescribed on the product. We provide the lab results for our CBD Batches that we run through a Third Party Lab for your piece of mind. When shopping for CBD it is important to have a CBD Supplier that is willing to share Lab Results with you to prove their claims. Whether you are getting your CBD Supplies from Serenity Medical or another source, it is important to see their Lab Results to ensure it is truly 0% THC. 

At Serenity Medical we aim to educate and give our consumers peace of mind. We don’t want to simply sell you a product. The goal is to help give an understanding of a new, up and coming industry. We are eager to assist our consumers through their CBD purchasing journey to ensure that you understand the CBD products along with their benefits. We are creating different educational webpages to educate our consumers on the variety of CBD Products and what is right from them. Thank you for taking the time to read this article, we hope we were able to educate and answer some of your questions.

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5 Comments

  1. admin
    February 23, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Hi LuAnn,

    Currently our product is not taken from seed to sale. Although our goal is to potentially have our process full circle, we currently outsource it from a reputable source within the USA. The CBD Serenity Medical uses comes with a COA, and is tested again upon arrival. Appreciate the question!

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