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4 things you should know about the Hemp plant

We are, in what appears to be, a cannabis revolution. Worldwide, studies are slowly providing a new perspective for the cannabis plant; the once considered dangerous and toxic substance is now proven to be not only safe but extremely versatile in its medical benefits.

So, if you're curious about hemp and its therapeutic properties, let's start by highlighting 4 essentials you should bear in mind about the amazing hemp plant.

 1. Hemp and Marijuana are not the same.

Yes, we know that to the naked eye it might be hard to set them apart, but Hemp is like the well-behaved sister of Marijuana. Even though they come from the same family (the Cannabis sativa plant), they have different cultivation needs and serve distinct purposes. What makes these plants differ in their genetic attributes or their network of chemical compounds within their DNA. Their molecular structure depends on the ratio of CBD vs THC.

2. No, Hemp can't get you high.

While Marijuana can create a euphoric feeling throughout the body, hemp doesn’t have the same effect on the endocannabinoid system: it can’t get you high. The reason for such a variance in experiences comes down to two molecules: CBD and THC. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant that gives marijuana its psychoactive characteristics. However, under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, and due to its low concentrations of THC, hemp is non-intoxicating and its effects are not psychoactive when compared to Marijuana.

3. Hemp has numerous health benefits.

Due to its rich natural composition, Hemp has been proven to have several therapeutic properties that help both humans and pets.

4. CBD is predominant in Hemp.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the predominant cannabinoid found in hemp. When extracted from the whole plant, CBD works in unison with the other 112 cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids to help bring balance to our system.

These are only a few of the things you should know about the hemp plant. We are committed to being your trusted source of hemp knowledge and we hope you stay tuned by joining our newsletter.

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