Learn the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis

Hemp and Cannabis – both plants belong to the Cannabis family and both are very popular due to their valuable effects. So you may feel confused about which one is suitable for you?  Nowadays it has become quite easy to differentiate between cannabis and hemp plants for the different uses worldwide.

Now let’s talk about the two plants in more detail –

Know The Cannabis:

Cannabis is the drug that comes from the Cannabis plant. It is also known as pot, weed, and marijuana. Its every strain is made of more than 113 different components, including two major cannabinoids:

•          The non-psychoactive component, Cannabidiol or CBD.

•          The primary proactive component, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

A plant should contain at least 0.3% THC before falling it under the cannabis category. Otherwise, it will be classed as an industrial hemp plant. Ruderalis, Indica, and Cannabis Sativa have been fallen under the popular cannabis as they are high in THC.

Uses of Cannabis:

1)        The Food and Drug Administrations in the United States has approved the first epilepsy treatment that contains CBD. And it has also been proven that a high CBD concentration can prevent seizures.

2)        Millions of people throughout the world are using medical marijuana for controlling their mental and physical problems. Marijuana can reduce anxiety, depression, PTSD, muscle spasms, hand tremors, and inflammation.

3)        The ongoing research is also showing some potential health benefits, such as controlling ADHD, slowing the onset of degenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and dementia.  

4)        People can inhale the vapour of cannabis to use it as a psychoactive drug.

Know The Hemp:

Hemp also comes from the Cannabis family, but those plants which have less than 0.3% THC are called hemp. Industrial hemp is rich in more CBD in comparing to THC. That’s why it does not contribute any psychoactive effects, rather it is used for making oils and food supplements.

Uses of Hemp:

1)        Hemp is used in skincare and beauty products as it enhances the glow of the skin and hair.

2)        Hemp is used as a health food or nutritional supplement.

3)        Hemp is used to make eco-friendly fibers and textural products.

4)        Hemp seed extracts are used as hemp milk and hemp flour.

5)        Hemp seeds are used to make hemp oil, which is rich in nutrients and beneficial fats.

6)        Hemp oil can be used instead of regular cooking oils.


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