The four brothers: Cannabis vs Hemp vs Marijuana vs CBD

 

Lots of people are very confused about the four terms above and I understand why. Throughout my research, I have found the correct definitions in only a very few online dictionaries. For this reason, I have decided to do a brief post of what is what so we are all on the same page. OKAY!

Cannabis:
Cannabis is a flowering plant in the family Cannabaceae. There are a number of genus in the species but the three main species are Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. It grows wild in many of the tropical and temperate areas of the world and it can be grown indoor as well.

Hemp:
Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant that is grown primarily for use in industrial applications. In fact, Today hemp products are everywhere. There are soaps, milks, beers, clothing, ropes and many more products you can find at your local market. It is also considered a superfood as it is very nutritious. It has been specifically cultivated to produce a low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content and a high cannabidiol (CBD) content. In fact, it contains less than 0,3% of THC.

Marijuana:
Or as many name it grass, pot, dope, Mary Jane, hooch, weed, hash, joints, brew, reefers is made from dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is usually smoked or made into edible products like gummy bears or brownies. It contains 5% to 35% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD:
Hemp produces a cannabinoid called CBD. CBD is a non psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and actually blocks the “high” typically associated with marijuana. It is a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils.

I hope this post has fulfilled its duty…if not, do ask questions in our comment section.

Cheers,

Mounia

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