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Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What's the Difference?

The marijuana plants has so many positive uses that people in the future will think we were insane for ever making it illegal.

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This past December, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill may have sparked a new oil boom. For the first time, hemp -- the form of cannabis that doesn’t get you high -- became federally legal. The news heated up the already hot CBD oil market because CBD, the medicinal, nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana, is also found in hemp. In other words, CBD oil, as long as you derive it from hemp, is legal everywhere. 

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But is it? Does this mean an explosion of new CBD products? And how is hemp seed oil different than CBD oil?

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