Why shopCBD only carries hemp-derived CBD

CBD can be derived from both marijuana and hemp. So why does shopCBD only carry hemp-derived CBD products? Is one better than the other? Which should you choose? There are lots of factors to consider when you’re deciding between hemp or marijuana-derived CBD, and there are also many reasons why shopCBD only works with hemp-derived CBD. Let’s break ‘em down.

First things first – the law

The biggest, and most obvious, reason is that only hemp-derived CBD is legal on a federal level. Many marijuana-derived CBD products contain negligible amounts of THC, and meet most other legal requirements for sale, but only products derived from commercial hemp plants are specifically legalized through the Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill, or Agriculture Improvement Act, was passed by the Senate on December 11, 2018, and it de-scheduled some cannabis products from the Controlled Substances act, for the first time ever. Basically what it means is that it’s now legal to produce, sell, possess and consume products derived from industrial hemp plants—most notably, CBD products.

For these legal reasons, and for your safety, everything sold on shopCBD only contains 100% legal hemp-derived CBD.

What are industrial hemp plants?

While both marijuana and industrial hemp are derived from cannabis plants (specifically, Cannabis sativa), there’s a huge difference in their biochemical structure. Namely, industrial hemp plants contain much, much lower levels of THC than cannabis plants intended for recreational consumption.

It all depends on the purpose the plant has been bred for. Industrial hemp is selectively bred to contain only trace amounts of THC, while preserving other cannabinoids (like CBD), and maintaining its integrity for manufacturing purposes, like creating rope and cloth.

Marijuana plants, on the other hand, are bred to emphasize the exact opposite – they’re optimized for THC production, and not much else.

No license required

Because all of the products we sell (like CBD oils, capsules and topicals) are made with hemp-derived CBD, no special license, documentation or prescription is needed to buy products from shopCBD. That means you can order worry-free without submitting any documentation, or needing to obtain a prescription.

Hemp-derived CBD is an easy, risk-free way to get the CBD products you’re looking for, since there’s no paperwork to fill out and no laws restricting your access to it.

Safe + secure

There’s a good reason that hemp-derived CBD is legal; it contains virtually no THC. That means it’s safe for just about anybody—young and old, canine, feline, human, or otherwise!  The near-total absence of THC means you’re getting CBD in a pure and complete way, with no worries about experiencing the psychoactive effects of THC.

For those who seek a completely THC-free product, look for something containing a CBD Isolate.

And for a little more information about the different kinds of CBD products, read more here.

The right choice for you

For conscious consumers who want only the very best, 100% safe and legal, hemp-derived CBD, shopCBD’s expertly curated selection offers a wide range of options. There are tons of CBD creams, oils and edibles out there, but ours all have one very important thing in common: they’re all made with 100% hemp-derived CBD.