Hemp and marijuana vary from each other, and they are all too often misrepresented. CBD has hit the mainstream in recent years. Indeed, in terms of their cannabinoid profiles, impacts, and lawfulness, there are many differences between hemp and marijuana used in CBD oil. Because of the uncertainty and problems that CBD users experience, understanding the difference between hemp and marijuana is becoming increasingly important.
Hemp Vs Marijuana:
The purpose, cultivation, and application of hemp are different from marijuana. Hemp is a cannabis plant that is cultivated for seeds, stalks, and flowers commercially. Owing to its vigorous growth and its height of up to 2 to 4 meters and its traditional outdoor cultivation. Marijuana is a dried cannabis plant floral and can either be derived from the Indica or Sativa species of cannabis. The two genera are ‘cannabis’ plants, namely hemp and marijuana. Hemp is a word this day that’s thrown around a lot. When cannabidiol drugs are widely popular, people often seek cannabis CBD, as it is said to be of the highest quality.
Hemp is a cannabis plant with low THC levels and high CBD, marijuana on the other hand, contains a much more THC and less CBD. Actually, marijuana plants can contain up to 30% THC and make them quite powerful and intoxicating. Marijuana has, maybe for centuries, been used as a drug.
Main Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana:
Below is a few key differences that allow one to distinguish between hemp-based CBD oil and marijuana-based CBD oil:
Legality in South Africa:
CBD should come from legit hemp crops that are also regulated. The plant should contain no more than 0.2% THC. This makes the guidelines 100% in line with what is generally developing across the EU. Furthermore, CBD should be packaged in sizes of 600mg or less an clearly label a maximum of 20mg of CBD/day. This kind of CBD will be classified a “supplement” and on “Schedule 0”.
While both plants are cultivated very differently. Marijuana producers must be highly vigilant in all stages of development to closely control temperature and humidity. The plants are cultivated separately or spread widely, and the intake of nutrients is controlled carefully. Whereas, Hemp is easy to grow on the other hand. Without the use of chemicals or fertilizer, farmers can grow hemp quickly so that most hemp crops can be organically cultivated.
Usage of Hemp and Marijuana:
Human beings have selectively grown cannabis plants for several thousands of years. Any of these plants were used for their psychoactive and medicinal value. For its fiber or seeds, other cannabis plants were cultivated for use in fabrics and textiles, in milk, in additional cosmetics and body goods. These cannabis plants are now known as industrial hemp plants as long as the amount of THC is relatively small. The use of hemp for the manufacture of CBD drugs is today popular.