By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi

Not all CBD is created equal. There are tons of products on the market now that call themselves “CBD”, but the truth is that some CBD is not as potent or effective as other kinds. The primary difference has to do with the process with which the CBD is extracted and how it is used to make the product. There’s a noticeable difference in efficacy between isolates, distillates, and whole plant methods for creating CBD products. The efficacy of oils can vary, especially when it comes to those derived from the cannabis sativa plant. Though often used interchangeably, hemp oil and CBD oil have crucial differences in how each one affects your body and health. In order to determine which cannabis product is right for you, you have to explore the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil, and what ingredients you should look out for, and the history the end of the hemp prohibition.