The CBD Oil Boom: Making Money on Medical Marijuana for the Masses

CBD makers use a solvent like carbon dioxide or butane to extract the compound from plants, similar to how concentrates more commonly known to cannabis users are derived. It’s sold as an oil, whether in tinctures or for vaping, or in a drier format like powders, wax chunks, or whole-plant buds or particles.

Pot plants that are high in CBD and low in THC are more commonly grown now as demand has grown. CBD products made from cannabis plants may have low or high levels of the psychoactive compound THC. The more-common variety being sold over the counter and online is, or should be, from a low- or no-THC cannabis strain called hemp.

Hemp and marijuana are the same plant, but so-called industrial hemp has high levels of CBD and low levels of THC — typically

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