Hemp (or industrial hemp), like marijuana, are names for the cannabis sativa plant and its products. Although hemp and marijuana are both considered cannabis sativa plants, the terms are usually used in specific instances. The hemp business, or industrial hemp, was made federally legal with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill implemented key farm programs and specifically legalized hemp, provided it contained <.3% Delta-9-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Products containing hemp are legal and typically include things like paper, bioplastics, clothing, shoes, and biofuel. Some hemp products meant for human consumption were made legal as well, including CBD (cannabidiol) and delta-8 THC, a separate cannabinoid than delta-9 THC. Wholesale hemp is available for purchase from hemp farms across the country and can be made into products after purchase or some hemp farms offer product line creation, private labeling, and whit labeling.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in hemp and legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD is typically found in hemp oil, capsules or softgels, vapes, tinctures, topicals, creams and lotions, and has found its way into CBD-infused foods as well. The only requirement for CBD products to be legal is that they contain less than .3% delta-9 THC. Since CBD is THC-free, it will not get you “high”. Although CBD doesn’t get the user high, it already has an approved medical use. Epidiolex, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex.
Although CBD Oil has not received approval for use with the following conditions, anecdotally it has been known to help with:
- Increased appetite
- Heart Health
- Chronic Pain
- General wellness
CBD is typically available from purchase from retailers or if you’re looking to start your own CBD brand you can purchase bulk CBD from a wholesale hemp distributor. Purchases from wholesale hemp providers will typically get you much better pricing than if you were to buy from individual retailers. Purchasing from wholesale distributors also allows you to know where the products are coming from and you can ensure they are of the highest quality in addition to getting to wholesale prices.
If you are able to find a reputable hemp farm or wholesale hemp distributor, you might be able to purchase directly from them or even create your own CBD business purchasing and reselling high-quality wholesale CBD products like CBD oil or CBD gummies.
What is Full-Spectrum CBD? What is Broad-Spectrum CBD?
Typically you will hear CBD referred to as “full-spectrum” or “broad-spectrum”. Full-spectrum CBD will contain several other extracts from the cannabis plant including up to the federally allowed .3% delta-9 THC in addition to various cannabinoids and terpenes. Broad-spectrum will include various cannabinoids but this type of CBD will typically be free of THC except for possible trace amounts.
CBD isolate is another option. In this case, the CBD is extracted and only CBD is found. CBD isolate can be made from CBD distillate.
What is CBG?
CBG (cannabigerol) is another cannabinoid different from CBD. CBG is typically extracted from younger hemp plants and is typically found in oils. CBG has no approved uses but it currently being looked at as a possible treatment for:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8, like CBD, was made federally legal with the 2018 Farm Bill. Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that is typically found in low quantities in the hemp plant so it’s usually synthetically made. Delta-8 THC will get you “high” and has been referred to as “diet weed”. The feeling of delta-8 THC is thought to be 50-75% the potentancy of delta-9 THC. As long as the product contains less than .3% THC, it remains federally legal although some states have chosen to specifically make delta-8 illegal at the state level. Delta-8 can be found in edibles, pre-rolls, tinctures, vapes, concentrates and more. Although delta-8 does not have any currently approved uses by the FDA, anecdotally it has been known to help with:
- Pain Relief
- Nausea Relief
- Boost in Appetite
Delta-8 is available for purchase online or in stores across the country from various retailers. Delta-8 can also be found from wholesale hemp distributors. Delta-8 is usually sprayed onto hemp flower to make it smokables as well as look like the marijuana you might be used to. CBN is another cannabinoid that is thought of as being more similar to CBD. CBN is even less psychoactive than delta-8, generally considered to be 25% the potency of delta-9 THC.
There are many different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Hemp is federally legal to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 that stated cannabis plants are legal provided they contain less than .3% delta-9 THC. Wholesale hemp is available for purchase from various growers and distributors and the cannabinoids can be extracted from there. Some distributors will also help with the extraction process and creating cannabinoids meant for consumption.