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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.