Hemp Vs Marijuana
Although both Hemp and Marijuana come from the same species of cannabis plant, they have been bred with very different traits in mind.
Marijuana is grown specifically for the delta-9 tetra-hydrocannabinol (THC) oils of sexually mature, unfertilized female plants to provide a mind and mood altering effect for the user.
Hemp is bred to be grown for both the thick and quickly growing, fibrous stalks and for non-mind-altering healthful oils that are derived from flowers and seeds.
In most cases marijuana and hemp cannot be grown together because consumers of marijuana insist on their product being “sensimilla” (seedless). Hemp is typically grown to encourage seed production for everything from animal feed to health food.
In order for a cannabis plant to be considered “industrial hemp” it must contain less than .3% THC. Medical and recreational marijuana typically contains anywhere from 13% to 25% THC or more.