high-cbd hemp

Industrial versus High-CBD Hemp: The difference matters

Cannabis, hemp, marijuana, CBD — there are so many words flying around it can be hard to keep track of what’s what. Let’s quickly break down our terms. What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Its closest relative is hops, which are used to bitter and flavor beer (think India Pale Ale). There are two classifications of cannabis: marijuana and hemp. Marijuana Marijuana, which is short and bushy with broad leaves, is often called “weed.” Use of marijuana results in an intoxicating “high” because it contains high amounts of the cannabinoid THC. Hemp Hemp, which is a leaner plant with skinnier leaves, contains less than 0.3% THC. It has a long history of use for industrial purposes (rope, textiles, paper, etc.), but...