The Differences Between Hemp And Marijuana

November 21, 2019
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November 21, 2019 The Hemp Train

The Differences Between Hemp And Marijuana

Despite the recent explosion of hemp products flooding the market, confusion still abounds regarding its relation to Marijuana. Although both plants belong to the cannabis family, notable differences exist between them.

Marijuana has clouded the perception of the hemp industry with the outdated stigma that it makes you ‘high.’ This effect is directly related to the amount of THC that the plant produces. THC — technically known as Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive element responsible for that feeling.

Although hemp does contain THC, the percentage is so small that it will not get you high. For perspective, in order to be considered hemp by law, a plant must contain less than .03% THC. This percentage is significantly lower than medical marijuana, which typically contains between 20 and 27 percent THC. 

For those still reluctant to consume Tetrahydrocannabinol, now is a great time to reconsider using hemp products. Cannabis was first used by physicians for medical treatments over 10,000 years ago. Those in the industry know firsthand that Hemp continues to be stigmatized due to its close relationship to marijuanna.

THC and CBD offer many of the same benefits for its users. Those discouraged by the euphoric effect of weed can still reap the benefits that the plant has to offer. Cannabis has been known to help with nausea, seizures, inflammation, pain relief, mental disorders, bowel disease and many more.

Today there are no more secrets about these two plants and their similarities and differences. The fact is there are so many benefits surrounding cannabis plants that it can’t be ignored. Whether you enjoy the sensations that come along with marijuana or you just want the medical benefits of CBD, there is no more questioning there is an option for everyone.

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