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What is the difference between cannabis and hemp?

What is the difference between Cannabis and Hemp?

When looking for the first time one cannot make a difference between Cannabis and Hemp. Both are the same plant: Cannabis sativa. There are a few characteristics that differentiate the two. One is majorly used for safe industrial and pharmaceutical purposes, and the other is used largely as a recreational and pharmaceutical drug.


Hemp vs. Cannabis – How Hemp Differs from Cannabis:

  • Cannabis contains a high amount THC which is the reason it is psychoactive in nature. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC by definition. Hemp will not make you stoned, unlike Cannabis.
  • Since Hemp has a very less amount of THC, it is also being used for a lot of industrial purposes, such as Paper, cosmetics, food, supplements, textile etc.
  • Marijuana can be either a Sativa or Indica. Hemp is only a member of the Cannabis Sativa family.


Conclusion: Which can be considered to be a better drug?

Hemp oil based CBD products is considered a health supplement. These products can be found in health food stores all over the country. 


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