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What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Although members of the same plant family - Cannabis Sativa - hemp and marijuana differ greatly in their biological structures. Most notably is the significant concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the marijuana plant. Concentrations of THC in the typical marijuana plant range from 10% to 30%. By law, hemp plants can have THC concentrations no higher than 0.3% - which is not significant enough to get you "high", but can result in a failed drug screening. 


Are hemp seed oil and full-spectrum oil the same?

No. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, but contains no CBD or any other cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil mainly serves as a healthy cooking ingredient and due to its anti-aging properties, is used in many skin-care products. Full-spectrum CBD oil is extracted using the entire hemp plant and utilizes the strength and synergy of more than 100 cannabinoids like CBD and THC, resulting in significant therapeutic benefit.  


Will hemp-derived CBD products get me high?

No.  By law, THC concentrations in legal hemp can be no higher than 0.3%.  THC is the psychoactive compound found in hemp and marijuana that, in large doses, can result in the "high" commonly associated with marijuana use. The 0.3% THC concentration of the hemp plant is not significant enough to result in a "high", and allows you to experience the various therapeutic benefits that THC offers. It is critical that you purchase your hemp-derived products from reputable suppliers that will provide you with honest, accurate information


Why is there any THC at all in full-spectrum products?

THC in low concentrations has significant therapeutic value.  Also, the presence of THC in low amounts magnifies the therapeutic effect of other cannabinoids like CBD. For additional information, see section titled "What is the Entourage Effect" in our In-Depth Topics Section.


Is it possible to fail a drug test from using full-spectrum products?

The legal limit of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the hemp plant is 0.3%, which isn't significant enough to result in any intoxicating effects. However, the consumption of full-spectrum (also known as whole-plant) hemp-derived extracts may lead to a positive drug test for THC - much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive test for opioids. If you are subject to drug testing, we strongly suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider and/or HR representative prior to consuming full-spectrum or pure CBD products from any supplier. 


Do you offer THC-free products?

The majority of our products, including our hemp-derived CBD oils, are available in a variety of strengths in both full-spectrum and pure CBD options.  Our Pure CBD line of products has No Detectable (ND)* levels of THC, verified by third-party Certificates of Analysis (COA).   


If you are subject to drug testing, we strongly suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider prior to consuming full-spectrum or pure CBD products from any supplier. 


 *Lower limit of detection (LOD) is .01 parts-per-million (PPM)  


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Hometown Hemp

1750 Highway 192 W, Suite 3, London, Kentucky 40741

(606) 657-5392

Store Hours

Monday - Friday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 

Closed