Hemp vs Marijuana
Marijuana and Hemp are born of the same Cannabaceae family.
Hemp is the general term for the Industrial variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant; this variety
is the non-psychoactive strain with less than 0.2% of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
Hemp is not used as a recreation drug in that you cannot get a ‘high.’ It is a product with
It is used to manufacture various products; paper and rope are the oldest uses. Hundreds of
years ago, bibles and maps were made of Hemp paper. We still use it to make bags and
Foods you can make milk from Hemp seeds, cold-pressed oils for cooking,
Herbal remedies, tea’s, oil tinctures, skin creams and lip balms.
Industrial Hemp used for insulation, for bio-fuels, in car manufacturing, rope and carpet
Marijuana or Cannabis is usually the terms used for the variety of the Cannabis Sativa
plant that contains more than 0.2% THC and is psychoactive.
This plant harvested for Cannabis products, for medicinal and recreational products. The
plants look different when they grow. Hemp has a thicker stalk, with slimmer leaves and
much fewer branches.
Cannabis is often shorter, with slender stems with a denser growth of leaves and buds.
In recent years, the Cannabis plant harvested for pharmaceutical, medical use, Growth of this
plant requires a Medical Licence and Home Office Licence. It is not yet legal in the UK for
citizens to cultivate Cannabis.