It can be challenging to see the difference of hemp and cannabis, and I can’t blame you for that. This may be because both of them comes from just one plant. There are different factors that can affect as to when to call this plant a cannabis or a hemp. A lot of people are interchanging these two terms, which makes them very confusing. What people don’t know is that they have a separate and different connotations.
In this article by Matt Price, he talks about the difference between these two. Continue reading below to understand hemp and cannabis:
Differentiating Between Hemp and Cannabis
Unfortunately, prohibition has spurred a lack of education surrounding the cannabis plant. This has led to countless rumors about what makes hemp different from cannabis. Everything from “hemp plants are male and cannabis plants are female” to “cannabis is a drug and the other is not” are incorrectly being preached as common knowledge to unknowing bystanders. So, how are these terms supposed to be used? Let’s find out.
According to a 1976 study published by the International Association of Plant Taxonomy concluded “both hemp varieties and marijuana varieties are of the same genus, Cannabis, and the same species, Cannabis Sativa. Further, there are countless varieties that fall into further classifications within the species Cannabis Sativa.” See full post here..
So now that you have read everything about hemp and cannabis, you surely won’t be able to interchange the two of them.