What is Hemp? How does Hemp differ from Marijuana?

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Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L. They are scientifically different and cultivated in different ways. Hemp is a tall, slender fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf.

Farmers worldwide have harvested hemp for the past 12,000 years for fiber, food, and oil. Marijuana is the flowering tops and leaves of psychoactive varieties of cannabis that are grown for their high Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains only small amounts (less than 1%) of the euphoria-producing compound THC and possesses much higher percentages of the compound Cannabidiol (CBD).

Due to the high concentrations of CBD in Hemp, it’s an ideal plan to make CBD products from.


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