18 Jan 2018

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

 Let’s look at the difference between hemp and marijuana. There is still a lot of confusion about that.

Cannabinoids can come from medical marijuana plants or from industrially grown hemp plants. Both are varieties of Cannabis sativa but they are grown for different purposes, and each one comes with its own rapidly changing legal status at the Federal, state, and local level. Hemp was cultivated over the centuries for the strength of its fibers for clothing, food, oil, and most recently, biofuels. Marijuana was bred over the centuries for it’s mystical and spiritual qualities due to its psychoactive THC. In the US, hemp is defined as containing less than .3% THC and marijuana is defined as containing more than .3% THC. Most marijuana strains today contain about 20% THC and up to 35% for the prize blends