It’s a question many first-time CBD enthusiasts ask, and there’s certainly some confusion around the topic.
After all, cannabinoids are found naturally in both marijuana and hemp, which while derived from the same plant, are not the same.
Hemp vape oil is made from non-psychoactive hemp, and only contains trace amounts of THC and CBD, which means that hemp-based CBD oil won’t give you the characteristic pot buzz.
Therefore, CBD hemp oil is not considered as medically versatile or valuable as cannabis-derived vape oil, which contains significantly higher levels of both cannabinoids.
In fact, hemp-derived cannabis oil, or “e-juice” (since the liquid can often be used with standard e-cigarettes), should be considered more of a dietary supplement than anything else.
Surprisingly, despite the fact that hemp-based CBD oil is non-psychoactive, it still occupies a gray legal area as far as the federal government is concerned.
Recently, the DEA issued a ruling lumping hemp-based CBD oil in with true marijuana extracts, classifying it as a Schedule I drug.