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Hemp vs. Marijuana

Understand The Difference between Hemp Plants and Marijuana

Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana Plants

Many people equate Hemp plants with Marijuana; this a myth. Let’s discuss how are they are different.

Many people associate Hemp plants with Marijuana, as the two plants are no-doubt related. Let’s discuss, however, the stark differences that exist between the two.

Both Hemp and Marijuana plants are derived from the Cannabis Sativa family. They are, however, two completely different species despite being from the same family. Both Hemp and Marijuana have many therapeutic properties that can be beneficial to our health. The main difference between Hemp and Marijuana is the amount of level (Tetrahydrocannabinol) present in the two plants. THC is what causes marijuana users to feel "high." See, Marijuana contains up to 35% THC, while hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana gets users high. Hemp simply cannot do this; it has far too little THC to cause neural alterations.

Though it can't get us high, Hemp has over 25,000 applications; and it is proven by studies and medical research to help our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our products are extracted from the best standard of hemp plants coming only from top quality hemp farms that take care to eliminate pollution and harmful chemicals from their cultivating process. It is all organic.

Perhaps you're thinking: "well, 0.3% THC is still something; will this show up on my drug test?" The simple answer is no. The levels of THC are nowhere near enough to show up on a drug test; you will pass with flying colors. Marijuana users, on the other hand, are guaranteed not to pass their drug test, as the amount of THC level in their blood is far higher.

Understanding The Difference

There are lot of health-related similarities between Hemp & Marijuana, but the biggest divergence between the two is that hemp does not contain THC.

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Hemp Plants

One of the differences to consider when comparing hemp oil vs CBD oil is where the oils originate from.

Hemp oil is derived from the hemp plant. Hemp plants are a form of cannabis sativa that is typically grown for industrial purposes. The oil is extracted from the hemp plants by compressing the seeds they produce. Hemp seeds do not contain THC.

Marijuana CBD

This oil contains a concentration of CBD, or cannabidiol, is cultivated to be high in CBD since it only contains trace amounts of THC. This makes the ratio of CBD to THC much higher.

THC is what causes the effect of feeling euphoric or “high”. The forms of cannabis plants that are typically used for smoking are bred to be high in THC. CBD does not give that feeling when consumed as it works with your body in a different way.