The Cannabis sativa plant is a unique herb used in everything from textiles to food to skincare. Cannabis sativa contains about 80 cannabinoids which are active compounds that are generally concentrated in the plant’s leaves. Hemp and Marijuana are from the Cannabis sativa species but are genetically different and are used for different purposes.
Cultivated for use in everything from agriculture to food to skincare, Hemp is a multi-purpose ingredient with a range of benefits. Hemp is a well-known fiber used in clothing, textiles, and paper. Hemp oil and seeds also find their way into foods like granola and salad dressing. A rich source of omega fatty acids and essential nutrients, this highly effective herb is used in a wide variety of products.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is extracted from Hemp and used in skincare formulas. Since it is extracted from the seeds of the plant, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil contains less than 0.3% THC making it non-psychoactive.
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced in the Cannabis sativa plant and are generally concentrated in the plant’s leaves. Two of the most well-known Cannabinoids are THC and CBD.
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid and the primary psychoactive component found in Marijuana. Marijuana typically averages 10% THC—well above the amount found in Hemp.
In addition to THC, CBD—or Cannabidiol—is a non-psychoactive compound found in Cannabis sativa. While CBD generally has low levels of THC, they are generally higher than the amount found in Hemp.