Hemp is probably the earliest known plant grown for textile fiber dating back to ancient Mesopotamia–– roughly 8,000 BCE. It was used by ancient people throughout the world as medicine for various types of ailments. Its versatility was well-known throughout history.
The Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?
The only real difference is how we use the terminology. Both plants that we call “hemp” and “marijuana” are in the cannabis family. So they are essentially the same plant, but they’re classified differently based on their chemical structure. Like we said before, think of you and your dramatic Aunt Alice. Two different people, different personalities, same family. That’s a good way to think of the cannabis you’ll find in dispensaries vs. the cannabis that is mainly CBD-dominant, and available for purchase online. It’s all a matter of the cannabinoids.