Are Hemp and Marijuana the Same?

No. These are often confused because they both come from the same plant family, Cannabis. Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for its tall, sturdy stalks and low levels of THC. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, accessories and CBD oils.

Although Marijuana also comes from the plant family Cannabis, it is grown for its high levels of THC. THC is what elicits the high. It is highly regulated, federally illegal, and can induce anxiety & psychosis. Marijuana is used for medicinal or recreational purposes.