Is CBD Oil Same As Cannabis Oil? Which is better for Health?

by Munim
Is CBD Oil Same As Cannabis Oil?

Two prominent medicines ‘cannabis oil’ and ‘CBD oil’ are in debate for years as both have medical value. CBD, also known as cannabinoids, is one of 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are many health benefits associated with cannabinoids, each has a different effect on the human mind and body. 

While both sound very similar, in this blog we have highlighted their medical properties that are very different from each other. Let’s have a look below. 


CBD oil is made using either hemp (contain minimal THC bred to be highly fibrous) and or cannabis. It won’t make you ‘high’ as it doesn’t contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and isn’t psychoactive–– mainly focusing on a high CBD content. 

CBD oil is the best selling oil to treat numerous health conditions that athletes, seniors, and medical practitioners are suffering from. It can treat 

  • Mood Swings, 
  • Severe Migraines,
  •  Relentless Body Pains,
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, And Constant Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Acne
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes

However, some potential side effects of CBD oil include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased activity of p-glycoprotein
  • Fatigue and Tiredness

Note: CBD oil isn’t considered psychoactive and for this reason, you can find it almost everywhere in the world and can also be purchased online.

Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is made from marijuana strains. It contains a high THC percentage (50% -80%) and is almost same as CBD oil. But when consumed too much, cannabis oil can knock down even the experienced user.

What is THC?

THC is the cannabinoid in cannabis oil. It is widely known for its psychoactive effects as it helps to regulate autoimmune responses and homoeostasis. We can neither confirm nor deny if consumption of cannabis oil benefits a person; as it solely depends on age, medical condition, illness history etc. However, some of the potential health benefits of using cannabis oil–– based on human consumption and research, are listed as follows. 

Some side effects of cannabis oil: 

  • Feeling high 
  • Drop-in memory
  • Feeling of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Increased heart rate
  • Poor learning ability

Bottom line

Both CBD oil and cannabis oil are made from the same plant. The former is very beneficial (normally pressed from hemp plant seeds) contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and a lot of antioxidants. Whereas, cannabis oils contain a high amount of cannabinoids as it is extracted from the whole plant. For this reason, it is advisable to have the recommended dosage (as prescribed by the doctor) and due diligence when consuming cannabis oil. 

Keep reading to learn more about CBD oil and its numerous health and skin benefits.

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