What Is The Difference Between Hemp And Marijuana? Explaining the Basics:
Despite the rise of CBD and associated hemp products, many people still aren’t sure about the difference between hemp and marijuana, and they may choose marijuana to treat themselves. At Hemp City, we believe in the entire cannabis plant, but we feel strongly that hemp can be a better choice depending on your needs.
So at Hemp City, we’re here to break down the basics – and make sure you pick the right product for your unique needs and your own situation.
What Is Hemp?
It’s a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are different plants. But this is actually not true! Marijuana and Hemp are both derived from the same plant – the Cannabis plant.
Hemp, specifically, is a term used to classify any variety of Cannabis that contains 0.3% or less THC-9, based on the Agricultural Act of 2018. Hemp is legal in all 50 states.
THC-9 is the psychoactive ingredient that gets you “high.” So basically, you can think of hemp as a Cannabis product that doesn’t contain THC-9, and won’t later your mental state. This term has been used for years to describe Cannabis that’s non-intoxicating, and has been used to create paper, fabric, rope, and other products like CBD (Cannabidiol) oils, or edibles.
What Is Marijuana?
The term “marijuana” is used to classify any variety of Cannabis that contains more than 0.3% THC-9. Federally, marijuana is an illegal Schedule I drug, but dozens of states have either decriminalized it or legalized it for medical or recreational use.
Since marijuana is bred to have a high THC-9 content, it will get you “high” and alter your mental state when you consume it, unlike hemp and hemp-related products like CBD. This makes it potentially useful for treating some medical conditions.
Need More Information? Contact Hemp City Today!
At Hemp City, we take pride in educating our customers. If you need more information about hemp and marijuana and how they differ from one another, our team is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (760) 992-5045 to get the assistance you need today, or shop online if you’re ready to get started.