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What is the difference Between High CD Hemp & Marijuana?


The question I am asked most often is, "What is the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana?* You first need to know that hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. Industrial hemp is now federally legal in all fifty states. since Congress signed the Farm Bill in 2018. Industrial hemp is typically grown for three reasons: fiber, seed, and cannabinoids. Hemp fiber is used for rope, textiles, paper, and a few hundred other things. The seed is a highly nutritious food, a versatile oil, and a fuel. Finally, industrial hemp is grown for its abundant cannabinoid content, including CBD (or cannabidiol) and THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the key to understanding the difference between hemp and marijuana. THC is the molecule in cannabis responsible for its psychoactive properties and will make you high."CBD, while not psychoactive, has a number of medicinal benefits. The concentration of THC in the individual cannabis plant determines if the plant hemp or marijuanaFederal law states that if a plant has a 0.3% THC content or less, it is legally considered hemp. If the plant contains more than 0.3% of THC, it is legally considered marijuana. Bottom line: hemp has a THC level of 0.3% or lower, while marijuana has a THC level of 0.3% or higher.

So how are you supposed to know Which is which?


Knowing the difference is a question on everyone's minds. There is a lot of confusion, anxiety,

and even false arrests. How can a police officer tell the difference between hemp and marijuana during a traffic stop? How would a boss or co-worker react when they see a bag of “something” or smell that funny smell? Industrial hemp and marijuana look very similar and even smell the same, so how can you know which is which? The answer is testing. Professional, documented, third party testing. Hemp is regulated at the state level requiring third party, independent testing for THC. The testing lab will issue a COA, or Certificate of Analysis, to both the grower and the governing state. If the COA shows that samples taken from a particular batch of hemp are under the 0.3% THC limit. 


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