Hemp v Marijuana
While they are the same plant, there are significant differences between the two. The Marijuana strain of the Cannabis sativa is small, bushy, and full of flowering buds. Hemp plants are usually taller and thinner, with long, strongly pronounced stalks, and very little flowering buds.
Marijuana plants are generally grown to have very high amounts of THC, and a low amount of CBD. Hemp is the exact opposite, it contains large amounts of CBD and trace amounts of THC. This is perfect for people who seek the benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp has a multitude of uses including making herbal supplements, clothing, rope, paper, bricks, natural plastic, food, oil, and so much more. Marijuana, on the other hand, is usually used medicinally, recreationally, and spiritually.
According to Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (“Farm Bill”) industrial Hemp is defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” This translates as the part of the Cannabis sativa plant with a THC concentration of below 0.3 percent by weight