In this blog post, we would like to explain the difference and confusion between Hemp seed oil, CBD oil, Hemp oil, Cannabis oil and CBD.
There is and will ever be only one oil related to hemp. The hemp seed oil. Since 2010 Hemp Seed Oil Europe Ltd. has been supplying to the EU market premium Canadian hemp seed oil made by cold pressing of hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil is loved by many for its nutty taste, light green color and content of Vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9. This article has been sold on the EU market as a food and cosmetics ingredient according to the European safety standards and regulations.
All the other „oils“ (Hemp oil, CBD oil, Cannabis Oil) are technically extracts of green parts (leaves and flowers) of Cannabis plant. Under UNO Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961), extracts of cannabis are a „Schedule I substance“ and for cannabis extraction a government license is required.
The other „oils“ (Hemp oil, CBD oil, Cannabis Oil) are spawned into the market from questionable sources in syringes or bottles with droppers. The other „oils“ come with miraculous health claims, claiming a food supplement status with content of CBD between 5-20% and content of psychoactive THC from less then 0,2% up to 20% depending on the level of dilution of the crude cannabis extract.
Under EU regulations, food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients (vitamins or minerals). No psychoactive substances are allowed to be part of foods or food supplements in the EU. To learn more about the Legal status of Cannabinoids in end-user products on EU market please check out the presentation by Boris Baňas.
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Below is a sneak peak to different nomenclature classification:
Hemp Seed Oil: Other fixed vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified, CN 1515 90 59
Hemp Essential Oil: Essential oils (terpeneless or not), including concretes and absolutes, CN 3301 90 90
Extract of cannabis (CBD oil / Hemp Oil / Cannabis oil): Vegetable saps and extracts, CN 1302 19 70
Cannabidiol: Phenols; phenol-alcohols, CN 2907 29 00