Cannabis & Hemp – Similarities, Differences, and Consumer Products

What is hemp? Is cannabis the same as the hemp plant? What is hemp used for medically? Which is better - Hemp or Cannabis? These are some very common questions on hemp and cannabis. Especially now as cannabis and cannabis-derived products become more accessible globally.

 

Cannabis and hemp share quite a few common traits beyond just their genetic similarities. Both species of plants produce similar looking leaf structures, their seeds have high nutritional value, and their plant fibers are strong and can be used in the making of rope and textiles. However, in today’s times both are primarily cultivated in order to harvest the buds they produce which can contain varying potency levels of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are the central focus of a rapidly expanding global industry of medical, wellness, cosmetic, and other consumer products. 

CANNABIS

Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as cannabis or marijuana, is a grouping of plant species found to grow naturally in various regions across the globe. Varieties include indica, sativa, and ruderalis, however most modern cultivars of cannabis are a hybridisation of these varieties. Mature cannabis plants produce highly resinous buds that are utilized for their therapeutic medicinal value. Over 140 cannabinoids can be found within the cannabis plant, as well as over 200 terpenes.

HEMP

Hemp is a variety of plant species closely related to cannabis. In jurisdictions where the cultivation of cannabis is prohibited, hemp is most commonly utilized for its cannabinoid content, primarily low to moderate potencies of CBD along with negligible to low potency values of THC. Harvested hemp can be used in the creation of therapeutic cannabinoid extracts, nutritional supplements, fabrics, rope, plastics and other products and industrial applications. 

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

For centuries many different cultures have cultivated cannabis and hemp to be used in the creation of a wide variety of consumer products.

CANNABIS

HEMP

Infused Edible Oils

Nutritional Supplements

Tinctures

Cosmetics

Sublingual Sprays

Textiles

Topical Creams

Paper

Transdermal Patches

Plastics

Whole Dry Flower

Building Materials

Vaporized Extracts

Fuel

  

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