Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is procured by pressing hemp seeds. Hemp oil is the perfect fuel for diesel engines & generators, or even a great amendment for your favorite salad dressing. Hemp seed oil, however, is NOT the medicinal fraction of the plant, which is a different type of oil derived from the top flowers, leaves, and stems of the hemp plant.

 

Part of the confusion on this topic is that the term “Hemp Oil,” can also be used to refer to the aforementioned resinous oil produced by the rest of the plant. This particular oil is rich in the medicinal fraction of plant oils known as cannabinoids, terpenes, and terpenoids, one of which is prized molecule cannabidiol, or “CBD,” for short.

 

The term “CBD Oil,” on the other hand, is referring to an extract made from the tops of the plant, which are the medicinal fraction rich in the molecule cannabidiol. Hemp seed oil does not contain these medicinal compounds, so it’s important to remember that there are two very useful types of oil we can produce from hemp.

 

So unless you are simply looking for a cooking oil, be sure that the oil you are purchasing actually contains CBD. Look for the product’s certificate of analysis, which shows through lab testing, how much CBD the product contains.