Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. CBD

Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. CBD

28th Jun 2021

Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. CBD

Those looking for Hemp or CBD products are often faced with deciding which category is best suited for them: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD. And it can get pretty confusing, fast.

These 3 cannabinoid products all have slightly different properties which can influence the experience of the user, which is why it’s incredibly important to understand the difference between them so you can make the best choice for you.

Here is Hemp City’s quick guide to understanding these 3 main types:

1. Full Spectrum

Full-spectrum is the top tier which uses the entire plant and cannabinoids like THC-9 and CBD. Full-spectrum products offer the "full experience," including the so-called "high" feeling.

Additionally, because full-spectrum contains THC, people under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing it. Not only that, but you should also consider whether your place of employment asks for routine drug tests, as the THC will be detectable for days or even weeks.

If you are over the age of 21, and your job does not ask for routine drug tests, then the full spectrum is a great choice if you want to experience the full effects of the plant.

2. Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum is considered a middle tier, as it also uses the entire cannabis plant and cannabinoids like CBD. The major difference is that it does not contain THC. However, the cannabis plant contains several cannabinoids, but in general, a product is considered broad-spectrum if it has 2 or more cannabinoids that are not THC.

Unfortunately, of all the cannabis products on the market, the broad-spectrum type is the most confusing category to navigate, as it is somewhat of a grey area. Two broad-spectrum products from two vendors can be vastly different and offer a different experience for the user, so it’s important to consider the qualities of the product itself in this case.

Moreover, since it doesn’t contain any THC, you can take it even if you have to undergo a drug test at your job. The caveat is that most stores don’t carry broad-spectrum products, so it might be hard to access them. However, if you are interested in broad-spectrum products, shop our selection at Hemp City today!

3. CBD

Lastly, we have CBD, the final tier. These products only contain the CBD cannabinoid which has been extracted for the plant, and it’s an ideal choice for anyone looking to experience the potential benefits of the plant, but without the potential intoxication effects (high feeling).

Like broad-spectrum products, CBD does not affect the results of a drug test.

Additionally, CBD is the most popular tier in the full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD pyramid, leading to an amazing variety of products. From Topicals to Edibles, Vape to Tinctures, and even Pet Products, CBD products are almost limitless. Shop our great selection of CBD products today!

Don’t Know Which Type Is for You?

It can be daunting to navigate the world of cannabis products in the beginning, especially if you all add in the different forms these products can come in, which all create a different experience - vapes, edibles, oils, etc.

We at Hemp City are committed to offering you access to some of the best cannabis products and flatten the learning curve newcomers often have to face. If you’re looking for such products and are still unsure which type is right for you, the Hemp City team is here to help you make the right choice.

We’re far more than just a Hemp or CBD store. We are a resource for everyone interested in this industry, and our approach to cannabis education and high-quality products has allowed us to grow a strong, loyal community.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to us online and the Hemp City team will happily assist you.

Or, if you already know what you want, check out our products here and shop for the best cannabis products on the market now!