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The MAZAKALI GreenPaper® discusses deep trends and insights that matter to investors and operators alike.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is cannabis and cannabis is hemp.
Differences are defined by history and use, by legality and by botany.
History & Use: Hemp has traditionally been used to describe plants grown for industrial use, plants that won’t get you ‘high’ but can be used to make clothing, rope and sails.
Legality: If a cannabis plant has THC content below 0.3%, it is considered hemp and therefore completely legal. This definition is socially constructed rather than being scientifically accurate.
Botany: Botanically speaking, there is more debate than there are conclusions on what is hemp vs. non-hemp cannabis.
So while there is plenty of debate around what is hemp and what is non-hemp cannabis, differences.are defined more by history and use than by genetics and botany.
What is Non-Hemp Cannabis?
Non-hemp cannabis has traditionally been called marijuana.
Differences from hemp are defined by history and use, by legality and by botany.
History & Use: Historically, the term marijuana originated in Mexico and has been used to describe what many also call pot or weed and has traditionally been smoked or eaten to get ‘high’.
Legality: If a cannabis plant has THC content greater than 0.3%, it is considered marijuana or non-hemp cannabis and is illegal in the U.S.. When the U.S. government decided on 0.3% as the dividing line between hemp and marijuana, even they admitted that it was arbitrary.
Botany: Botanically speaking, there is more debate than there are conclusions on what is hemp vs. marijuana.
While there is plenty of debate around what is hemp and what is non-hemp cannabis, differences are defined more by history and use than by botany.
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As early entrants and investment leaders, we are driven by a passion and belief that purposeful cannabis and plant based medicine investment will play a significant role Beyond Impact.