Hemp vs Marijuana: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

A lot of people out there believe marijuana and hemp are the same, they are similar, however, they are also different. It’s not hard to see why people would get easily confused.

Especially due to the fact that they look very similar. and hemp (cannabis plants like Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica) is their chemical composition.

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CBD Hemp plants VS. Marijuana: What’s the Difference?

Both plants come from the Cannabis Sativa plant family. Marijuana has thicker and wider leaves, while hemp has slimmer and glossier leaves.

Hemp and marijuana plants contain over one hundred cannabinoids, but the number of cannabinoids inside marijuana and hemp is what separates them.

Marijuana has a larger amount of these cannabinoids. Probably the most well-known cannabinoid inside these plants is THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid that gets you “high.” The second most well-known cannabinoid is CBD, which stands for cannabidiol. CBD won’t get you “high,” but it does offer many reported health and wellness benefits.

For marijuana, it’s not uncommon for strains to reach past 25% THC. Yet, in hemp (cannabis plant), THC accounts for less than 0.3%, which isn’t enough to even get you “high” or show up on a drug test

Both marijuana and hemp contain CBD. However, interestingly, the hemp plant contains significantly larger amounts of CBD than the marijuana plant.

Hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Due to hemp’s low THC level, it has been used in the cannabis industry. It is argued that hemp could replace many industrial materials due to its strong fibers. Industrial hemp has been used to create rope, clothes, buildings, and much more.

CBD Hemp flower VS. Marijuana Flower

A lot of people out there are familiar with recreational marijuana and the “high” it offers. However, not everyone is a fan of getting “high” because it can actually sometimes induce paranoia, anxiety, and other symptoms.

Yet, for people who are interested in cannabis’s health, medicinal benefits, and wellness properties without getting “high”, CBD hemp is perfect.

Cannabis flower (CBD flower) is great for a variety of occasions and different types of ailments. If you’re interested in trying CBD hemp flower for yourself, check out our high-quality Hemp Flower.

CBD Products in Savannah, Georgia

CBD hemp flower isn’t the only type of products Mary Jane’s carries. We offer a large selection of products with CBD extracted from cannabis seeds or hemp seeds, perfect for your needs and lifestyle. If you’re in Savannah, Georgia come stop by!

Can’t make it in the store? No worries! We’ve got you covered with our online shop where you can purchase and have hemp derived CBD products shipped directly to you.


What is Hemp?

Hemp or in other words industrial hemp is one of the botanical varieties of Cannabis Sativa or simply Sativa. This plant is grown specifically for medical purposes and for technical purposes (as the name implies). This plant can produce a wide variety of goods and is one of the fastest growing plants.

What is Marijuana?

This is a plant that is also often referred to simply as cannabis. This plant has a psychoactive effect on our body. The THC component is responsible for the psychoactivity of the plant. Also in the composition there is the most famous component of CBD.

Hemp VS Marijuana: What’s the Difference?

Both plants come from the same family – Cannabis Sativa. But these plants differ both in properties and in appearance. Hemp has shiny and thin leaves, while its relative Marijuana has wide and thick leaves. Also, plants differ in the amount of THC in the composition. More information in our article.

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