. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Most would agree Not Very Much By Look and Smell especially to Law Enforcement but Scientifically, industrial Hemp
( Does Not Get You HIGH ) and Marijuana/Ganja ( Dude Your STONED )are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. What Is Know that they have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. Another difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Old Fashion Tradition shows industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowers while a marijuana strain of Cannabis will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties grown here in Colorado are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Colorado hemp like otto # 2 and Cherry, GSo Mix #5, and Totality Hemp Flower Strains. These Guys are The Best in the world. 99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only and shy of any high grade CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of therapeutic CBD and always and only a trace amount of THC. Hemp is great for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more. Marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.
In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means 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.”