Hemp – Marijuana/Weed – Cannabis

What’s the difference
There are thousands upon thousands of different cannabis strains, all with varying growing traits, tastes, aromas, yields and effects; but they all have something in common: They belong to one of three families of cannabis – sativa, indica or ruderalis. If you are in doubt whether to talk about hemp or marijuana/weed, the word cannabis is always good.
Hemp, marijuana/weed belong to the same genus, Cannabis Sativa, but are very different from each other.
The biggest and best-known difference is the content of THC, the cannabinoid that gives psychoactive effects. Hemp has been cultivated and improved for thousands of years for its fiber. It is hard to pinpoint when exactly medicinal usage started, but we know that it was several thousand years ago. Hemp is grown to contain as little THC as possible and as much CBD as possible. Hemp has no psychoactive or intoxicating effects so you will not get high from hemp. Marijuana/weed is mainly grown to obtain the highest possible concentration of THC. Hemp has the strongest natural fiber in the world and has many different applications. It can be used, among other things, as a raw material for paper, for the textile industry, the car industry and as a building material. For our FreshFlower-CBD we use fiber hemp with a high CBD content and a low THC content. In the Netherlands, a CBD dietary supplement may not contain more than 0.05% THC according to the law.

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