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Hemp Seed Oil vs. Hemp Oil vs. Cannabis Oil vs. CBD oil vs. Cannabidiol

There is and will ever be only one oil related to hemp. The hemp seed oil. All the other „oils“ are technically extracts of Cannabis. With one exception of hemp essential oil which is a vapor fragrance distillate.

In the last year or two we keep receiving inquiries about CBD oil, Hemp oil, Cannabis oil. Here at Hemp Seed Oil Europe, we are not able to supply these products, but we will try to explain the difference.

There is and will ever be only one oil related to hemp. The hemp seed oil. Since 2010, Hemp Seed Oil Europe has been supplying 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. We offer this article 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.

For 100% legal end user products enriched with CBD and >98% pure CBD crystals for professional use only, produced under government license please contact CBDepot.

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): Vegetable saps and extracts, CN 1302 19 70

Cannabidiol: Phenols; phenol-alcohols, CN 2907 29 00


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