What is the difference between Hemp and 'Marijuana'?
Hemp and Marijuana are both strains of the Cannabis plant however they are often confused so we hope this explanation will leave you with a clearer understanding of the differences and similarities.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. But these differences didn’t stop our political leaders from getting confused and accidentally grouping all Cannabis species as a Schedule I Drug and banning it in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. Even after 45 years, the government still seems to have some trouble in distinguishing the two plants.
Although legislation is being made, progress has been slow. In its application, hemp and marijuana serve completely different purposes. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp produces CBD low in THC, the psychoactive component of Cannabis that gets you high
The difference between hemp and marijuana explained:
What can Hemp be used for?
Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. Overall, hemp is known to have over 25,000 possible applications.
Here are 10 things you may not know about the usage of hemp, like the protein in hemp resembles the same protein found in our blood we kid you not!….read on to learn more
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