CBD is a molecule found in various types of plants. Yes, even more than just Cannabis. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It’s the powerhouse molecule, able to do a laundry list of different things in the human body. Its also the most abundant in Cannabis Sativa L or Hemp. Cannabinoids can be found in other things like Hops, Cocoa, Brussel Sprouts, Black pepper and yes, even humans produce Cannabinoids in our body. Now lets learn about the Difference between the plants…
Marijuana vs. Hemp; What’s the difference? Well, its actually quite simple. Hemp and Marijuana are cousin plants in the Cannabis kingdom. Marijuana got its name from the Mexican immigrants coming into the United States, who called it “Mary Jane.”
Hemp is also a nickname, used to describe its applications or industrial purposes, such as Rope, Fiber, Food, Clothes, and Fuel.
Both are Cannabis Sativa L., a subspecies of Cannabis Sativa in the Genus Cannabis of the Cannabaceae Family.
But, Legally speaking, “Hemp” is also a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight). And “Marijuana” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight) and can induce psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user.
*The defining characteristic between hemp and marijuana is the chemical composition contained within each plant. CBD and THC.
Both hemp and marijuana can produce high amounts of CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabis compound; however, THC is produced at very different levels in the Marijuana plants.
While hemp can contain no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, marijuana can contain up to 30% THC content.