Hemp food consumers and companies have raised concerns regarding extracts of CBD
(cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid in Cannabis) being marketed as “hemp oil.”
Hemp oil is the common term for hemp seed oil (see Wikipedia), obtained by pressing hemp seeds that contain low levels of CBD, typically less than 25 parts per million (ppm). In contrast, CBD extracts are produced either directly from cannabis flowers that are up to 15% CBD (150,000 ppm), or indirectly as a co-product of flowers and leaves that are mixed in with the stalks during hemp stalk processing for fiber. Like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is not produced or pressed from hemp seeds.
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