Within this article, I share some of The Differences between Marijuana and Hemp. Prior to becoming a lover of all things Hemp, I had many preconceived notions of what hemp was. It wasn’t until I conducted my own research that I came to discover the true power of hemp. I also came to realise the major difference between the Marijuana and Hemp plant. The truth is that both come from the same plant, just different parts. Within this article, I am going to assist you in dispelling any myths or preconceived notions you have about Hemp, Cannabis or Marijuana so that ultimately you are able to understand the differences.
“Health Canada defines hemp as products of Cannabis Sativa which contain less than 0.3 percent THC, whereas US law defines hemp as all parts of any Cannabis Sativa plant containing no psychoactive properties, except for defined exceptions.”
When we look at the quotation above, it is important to identify the main properties contained in these plants. The two main ingredients of THC and CBD, THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol where as CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol. Both of these properties are very different, and so I have outlines the differences below:
THC is best known for being the psychoactive ingredient in the Cannabis, where as CBD is non-psychoactive. Therefore, you won’t get high from CBD, though it does offer numerous other health benefits when using it as a dietary supplement.
THC is also a psychotropic drug controlled by federal authorities, whereas CBD is considered safe and is used legally around the world. However, none of this has stopped misinformation being produced about the two.
THC has been extensively researched over the years. It is said that THC can alter your behaviour and can even make you lose control of yourself. Due to its psychoactive properties, it can still have an impact in small quantities.
There are just some of the differences, the image below illustrate the differences between the plants.
There’s a lot of misinformation spread about both CBD and THC, so it helps to know the facts. If you’re interested in learning more about Hemp, stay tuned for future articles. You can always check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp and CBD page, should you have any more burning questions. You can also visit out page about our hemp and cbd oils