Cannabis

Differences between Marijuana and Hemp

Marijuana Leaf

Hemp and CBD is a hot topic at a current, and it's important to have a clear understanding of the differences between hemp and marijuana.

Both hemp & marijuana are members of the same genus, Cannabis, and the same species, Cannabis sativa.
We first need to take a look at the cultivars (subtypes) of the cannabis plant. Cultivars are types of plant species that are bred for different purposes. There are three types of cannabis cultivars, namely:

  1. Cultivars grown mainly for industrial usage, with larger stems and fewer branches
  2. Cultivars grown mainly...