Hemp vs. Marijuana

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Hemp vs Marijuana

Hemp and Marijuana are both members of the Cannabis family. Hemp is different from Marijuana in its application, function and cultivation yet both are still great for natural health. In 1970, political leaders naively grouped all cannabis species as a Schedule I drug and banned it under the Controlled Substances Act. Legislation is now in place to correct these errors of the past, legalizing the distribution of hemp in all 50 states. Marijuana contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinal (THC), a substance that causes psychoactive effects. An industrial Hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana plants can contain from 10% to 40% of this drug. The appearance of these two plants may be similar, but their effect on us is significantly different.