In this series we sit down with Ted Smith and Dr. Dave Hepburn to discuss the medical intricacies of cannabis. Ted Smith is the founder and president of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club. Ted has been an advocate for medical cannabis, compassionate access and patients rights for 25 years. Dr. Dave Hepburn is a Canadian author and a retired medical doctor. He advocates for broader use of medical marijuana and cannabinoids. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC).

In today’s video we get a professional take on the significant differences between CBD Isolate, a synthetically isolated CBD extract in the form of a white power; and full spectrum CBD that contains trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes. There is much debate over the utility of CBD Isolate, which is mass produced due to the ease of access to hemp plants globally. This availability of hemp derived CBD Isolate has flooded the cannabis market with cheap and bountiful CBD which is used in most edibles and oils. It is advantageous due to the fact that it is 99% pure CBD and it is easy to add to medicines, guarantees the product is THC free, and its easy to dose. However, some argue that CBD Isolate isn’t as useful of a medicine as full spectrum CBD because full spectrum oil contains trace amounts of other cannabinoids and terpenes that can contribute to the pain relieving medicinal qualities of CBD. Dr. Hepburn breaks down the myths from the facts and brings to light some medical realities that add to this interesting topic of CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD.

Video by John Giles