Let’s get straight to the point. Not all CBD Oils are the same. First of all, you should know where your CBD Oil comes from. Is the CBD oil made from Hemp or is the CBD Oil made from Marijuana.

CBD Oil made from Hemp and CBD Oil made from Marijuana are not the same.

One can argue that, at a molecular level, CBD is CBD. However, that’s where this argument ends. There are some key differentiations between CBD Oil made from Hemp and CBD Oil made from Marijuana.

CBD Oil made from Marijuana cannot be purchased online. It can only be purchased from a dispensary

With all the rules and regulations around THC, it would be impossible to sell any Marijuana products online. Every state has their own regulations. At the time this article is first published (May 2019), there’s definitely a movement to legalize Weed, but it’s going to take a lot of voters to change things.

CBD Oil made from Marijuana contains way more THC than the legal amount that can be sold online.

CBD Oil made from industrial hemp must contain <0.3% THC. There’s no chance of you getting high, even if you were to consume a whole 1oz bottle in a sitting.


Even if you buy CBD at the dispensary with a 20:1 ration of THC to CBD, you will most likely get high. It might not feel it as much, but you’d still feel it. Especially if you’ve never tried it before or consumed any weed in a while.

Also, Marijuana is grown to get people high. It’s kind of a principle that you should respect the plant for its natural properties. You wouldn’t want to filter out all the THC for a CBD Oil. That’s what hemp is for.

There are also different types of CBD Oils

We’ve briefly gone over the differences between CBD from Hemp and CBD from Marijuana. However, there’s more to CBD Oil than that. There are 3 different types of CBD Oil on the market today:

  1. Full Spectrum CBD Oil
  2. Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
  3. CBD Isolate

What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

We’re going to break this down to a molecular level. You’re already familiar with CBD and THC. These are just 2 of the many different types of cannabinoids that can be found in either Hemp or Marijuana. There’s…

  • CBD
  • CBDa
  • THC
  • THCa
  • CBN
  • CBG
  • CBC
  • and more…

When it comes to “Full Spectrum” CBD Oils, these will contain ALL the cannabinoids found in the original plant. Depending on the plant (Hemp vs Marijuana), the amounts of each cannabinoid will vary.

Because we’re talking about Full Spectrum CBD Oil, the majority of the oil will contain CBD, with trace amounts of CBN, CBG, CBC, THC and more. If you’re buying Full Spectrum CBD Oil made from hemp, then you will have <0.3% THC per bottle.

As a personal preference here at Helpful Hemp, we think taking a Full Spectrum blend is far superior than a Broad Spectrum CBD Oil or a CBD Isolate.

When you take a Full Spectrum CBD Oil, all the different cannabinoids work together to create an “Entourage Effect”.

It’s kind of like diet and exercise. If you want to lose weight, you should do both. You should also clear out your kitchen of junk foods, stop letting your friends and family enable you to break your diet, and live a healthy lifestyle. Doing all of those things is the “Entourage Effect” of losing weight.

Which brings me to our next type of CBD Oil.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?

Broad Spectrum is very similar to Full Spectrum, with 1 key difference. Broad Spectrum CBD Oil still contains all the different types of cannabinoids found in the original plant, but it contains 0% THC.

Like CBD, THC has tons of healing properties. However, even at a <0.3%, you’re not guaranteed to pop negative on a drug test.

To be fair, no reputable company that says their products contain 0% THC will promise you that you will pass a drug test. Ask for their lab results. If their lab results show 0% THC, you should be good to go. Still, even with lab results, make sure you’re buying from a reputable company. Even with 0% THC, the likelihood of you popping positive for THC on a drug test is slim, but not impossible.

You’ll still get an “Entourage Effect”, but you may not feel it as much without the THC.