Hemp and marijuana are different
species of Cannabis sativa, come from different plants, and are bred
for different purposes.
Both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp. Hemp also has much lower levels of THC (less than 0.3%) than the marijuana species.
Hemp is grown to be durable, have very long stalks and as few flowering buds as possible—this can make it
easier to extract the high amounts of CBD. Hemp’s chemical profile
means that you can’t get “high” from it, and it is used to create food and cosmetics, as well as other products, including rope, bricks, natural polymers, fiber, clothes and many more.
Marijuana strains of cannabis are
typically smaller, flimsier and have many flowering buds with the
sole purpose of maximizing the concentration of THC.