The Cannabis Plant
Cannabis sativa is a species of the Cannabinaceae family of plants. Cannabis comprises the chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). This compound is known to be responsible for most of the typical psychoactive effects of cannabis. A “high” is experienced when cannabis is consumed. Cannabis is an annual herbaceous plant with two primary classifications, namely Indica and Sativa. Marijuana and hemp belong to this plant genus. Hemp is a member of the Cannabis sativa species only. Marijuana can be a member of either. The resinous secretions of the cannabis plant are known as hashish. They can be smoked or eaten. The fiber of the cannabis plant is cultivated as industrial hemp used in textile manufacturing. Marijuana is a controlled substance, but the cloth is used publicly and for medicinal purposes.
What is hemp?
Hemp is a cannabis plant that is harvested commercially for its seeds, stalks, and flowers. Because it grows sturdy and tall up to 2 to 4 meters in height, it’s typically cultivated outdoors. Cannabis plants produce seeds that are often used in food and cosmetics. The stalks are the source of fiber used in constructing materials and clothing. Flowers are grown for its cannabinoid content. The cannabinoid content of hemp is different from Marijuana. High THC content makes hump psychoactive. If the level of THC is below 0.3%, there is no effect. Hemp has high concentrations of Cannabidiol CBD.