What is the difference between broad and full spectrum CBD? It is the most asked question we get at TerraSol Dispensary. As a premier Wisconsin hemp dispensary and certified CBD educators, we are pleased to provide you with an answer.
CBD, widely known for its health promoting properties, comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Whether the product contains THC and in what amount will determine whether it is a broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD. Just as important, it will also determine whether the product is legal for sale and use in the United States.
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is a chemical found in certain Cannabis Sativa species. For instance, it is the natural chemical in marijuana which provides a euphoric high.
The Basics About CBD and Spectrums
CBD or cannabidiol, is one of the most abundant compounds in Cannabis Sativa. But, there are many species, with varying amounts of THC. Look at it this way, the Robin and the Hawk are both birds, but they are very different. So are different species of Cannabis Sativa.
Hemp is one type of Cannabis Sativa in which you will find an abundance of CBD. Products made with hemp may be legally sold and used in Wisconsin and most states, as long as they contain less than 3% THC. Marijuana is another type of Cannabis Sativa with CBD. That said, marijuana usually contains more than 3% THC making it illegal to sell and use without a medical prescription.
Broad Spectrum CBD Defined
A broad spectrum CBD product will have several naturally occurring extracts from the cannabis plant, including flavonoids and terpenes. The catch is that broad spectrum CBD products will be entirely free of THC. Simply put, it is removed. At the same time, you will receive health benefits of CBD including:
- Pain relief
- Neurological protection
- Better sleep
- Skin health
- Improvement of arthritis
- Less anxiety and depression
- Reduction of PTSD
Full Spectrum CBD Defined
A full spectrum CBD product will contain various phytochemicals in Cannabis Sativa as well. The big differentiator is that a full spectrum product may include up to 3% THC. This small amount of THC shouldn’t cause you to get high. Still, some research indicates that full spectrum CBD products may be your better choice in reducing pain and inflammation.
You might wonder if a full spectrum CBD product is legal in Wisconsin. The answer is yes, as long as it comes from hemp and contains under 3% THC.
There is a drawback to full spectrum CBD. The THC can show up on a drug test, especially if the CBD product is mislabeled and contains more THC than claims.
The Importance of Buying CBD from a Reputable Dispensary
There is no FDA regulation of CBD products. With that in mind, it is extremely important to buy from a reputable CBD dispensary. In effect, the buyer should be aware of exactly what is contained in the purchased product.
At TerraSol Dispensary we offer a vast array of CBD products. All of the hemp in our products originates from reputable farms in Wisconsin and Colorado. Additionally, everything on our shelves or for sale on our website is personally vetted for quality, efficacy and safety.
Contact Us for More Information on CBD
In addition to sourcing CBD, knowing which product will work best for you makes a big difference. As certified CBD educators we will help you find the right product, at the best dose, and most effective delivery method for your personal needsFeel free to contact us, at TerraSol Dispensary, or stop in to see us at our Menomonee Falls store. We are proud to be your premier hemp dispensary in Metro Milwaukee.