In this Video we’ll talk about Cannabis vs Hemp – what is the real difference?
CANNABIS VS HEMP
You know,… there’s so much misconception out there, even from industry professionals, people who write books about cannabis. They talk about Cannabis and Hemp (Cannabis vs Hemp) as though this is something completely different. So no wonder my mom is confused.
Now the fact is that Hemp is Cannabis!
Let me explain a bit further so we can all understand where the possible confsion between the word Cannabis and the word Hemp might come from.
Cannabis is a species of a plant and includes all aspects of the plant.
Now you are aware that cannabis can get you high, right?
So cannabis plant has different strains.
The cannabis strains that get you high are refered to as Marijuana. However most people also use the word cannabis… or the word hemp. And that’s where the confusion comes from.
You see Cannabis also has strains that are bread for industrial use,… and these cannabis strains do not get you high – this is referred to as Hemp.
INTERNATIONAL DEFINITION OF HEMP
The international definition of hemp as opposed to marijuana was really born all the way in the 1971. It was developed by a Canadian researcher and scientist named Ernest Small. In 1971 he published a little-known but very influential book called »The Species Problem in Cannabis.«
Ernest Small acknowledged there was no natural point at which the cannabinoid content could be used to distinguish strains of hemp and marijuana, but despite this he “drew an arbitrary line on the continuum of cannabis types, and decided that 0.3 percent THC in a sifted batch of cannabis flowers was the difference between hemp and marijuana.”
So there you go.
You got Cannabis as a plant species.
Then you got Cannabis strains that have only traces amounts of THC called HEMP. If you smoke that it will not get you high as there’s not enough THC in Hemp flowers.
And you got Cannabis strains that have high amounts of THC called Marijuana,… and a bunch of other names like Pot, Dope, Ganja, Reefer, Herb, Weed, MaryJane and so on.
So basically Cannabis vs Hemp is a nonsense. If you want to make sense you have to say Marijuana vs Hemp.
It’s all cannabis as that is the name of the plant species.
Cannabis strains with almost no THC are referred to as HEMP.
Cannabis strains with THC are refered to as Marijuana.
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