At Mr. CBD Chicago, we strive to provide a one-stop-shop for CBD and hemp community, education, and resources for our beloved customers: people and pets. Read below for a no-nonsense guide to understanding what CBD is, a breakdown of CBD products, and more information.
Understanding The Difference
Full Spectrum <0.3% THCFull Spectrum CBD Products are created from hemp through a full plant extraction. It contains naturally occurring cannabinoids (includes<0.3% THC), plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals & plant proteins of the original hemp source. These compounds work together, typically referred to as the "Entourage Effect”.
Broad Spectrum (0% THC)
Broad Spectrum CBD products are created by taking Full Spectrum extract and further processing it to remove trace amounts of THC. Broad Spectrum products contain an array of naturally occurring cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals & plant proteins of the original hemp source. Similar to Full Spectrum products, these compounds work together in what is known as the "Entourage Effect".
CBD Isolate (0% THC)
CBD Isolate is created by removing all other molecules, expect CBD, from the Full Spectrum extract, leaving the CBD in an anhydrous state. All that remains is a white powder that is at least 99% pure CBD with 0% THC. This powder is applied into various CBD Isolate products such as oils, edibles, topicals and vapes.
*CBD can be extracted from hemp (cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3% THC) or from marijuana plants (cannabis plants with higher concentrations of THC).
**CBD isn’t detected in hemp products, but hemp products may contain trace amounts of THC.
THC may show up in high enough concentrations to produce a positive drug test.