Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. But these differences didn’t stop our political leaders from getting confused and accidentally grouping all Cannabis species as a Schedule I Drug and banning it in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. Even after 45 years, the government still seems to have some confusion in distinguishing the two plants. Although legislation is being made, progress has been slow.In its application, hemp and marijuana serve completely different purposes. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. Overall, hemp is known to have over 25,000 possible applications.
Make it simple…
“Marijuana” – Female Cannabis plants produce flower which is used in the Recreational and Medicinal markets
“Hemp” – Male Cannabis plants (usually Sativa males) produce only seeds, which is used in industry sectors.
Part of the Cannabis family (Cannabaceae) which includes hops
Tall fibrous plant typically grown outdoors .
Domestication of the plant has produced significant differences between Hemp and Marijuana.
Does not grow flower (Marijuana) – just produces seeds
Has thousands of uses – primarilirly acts as a source of Fibre for many products
produces little to none THC and CBD – less than 0.3%
Did you know?
The oldest pc of hemp rope was found in Czechoslovakia in 1997 estimated at 26,900 years old.
Cannabis is a Dioecious plant – male and female plants are separate and pollinate via Wind
Only females produce flowers (buds) – Males produce only seeds
Male Cannabis plants are classified as HEMP usually Sativa Males
Research into industrial applications for hemp use is growing rapidly, especially in Canada
In June 2018 the US lifted its 80 year Hemp ban to grow the plant on American soil
Frequently Asked Questions
When was Cannabis discovered ?
Cannabis as medicine - written records date back to 2700BC in China and Ancient India. Cannabis has been around since the creation of the earth. It is thought to be a major food source for herbivores and birds for over millions of years. It was called the earths gift by the ancient Sumarians.
How long has Cannabis been used for medicine ?
Cannabis INDICA was a popular pain reliever in North America until the 1920’s and was introduced to Europe by William O’shaughnessy (irish doctor) in 1839
Mexico was using Cannabis for years to treat their people throughout the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Read more @ http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/whiteb1.htm
Can I overdose from Cannabis? Can I get addicted?
there is not one case of cannabis overdose recorded to date. Addiction rates are just as high as Coffee which is about 9%. Tobacco and heroin take the cake at 32% and 23% respectively.https://simplycannabisinc.com/wp/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=learn
Is Cannabis Healthy for me?
Anything inhaled or which is burned to produce smoke or vapor is generally unhealthy for a human being. What is healthy are the THC and CBD attributes which help us and our body.
It has also been said that juicing cannabis has exponential health benefits.
Is Hemp the same as Cannabis, whats the difference?
Hemp is part of the Cannaebacce family, so yes it is same family. The difference is that hemp plants are the male plants. The Cannebacce family is dicoecious, which means that male and female plants are separate and must pollinate. Hemp is classified as a male Sativa plant.
What do they use Hemp for?
Thousands of uses have been developed for hemp. – primarily acts as a source of fibre for products such as paper, plastics, textiles, construction materials, its also used in foods, medicines, and can be used as Fuel.
Fun Fact: Henry Fords first automobile prototype was made out of 100% hemp.
Fun Fact: Hemp seeds are still widely used, and have extremely high health benefits, for both humans and birds.
Why did they stop using hemp or cannabis ?
Cannabis became entangled with the expansion of the Canadian opium ad drug act of 1923 (significantly influenced by the US) Even though there was not scientific evidence to justify restricting Hemp use and or cannabis use for that matter; It was added to the confidential restricted list of substances in the 1929 narcotics drug amendment bill.