Hemp vs Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are terms often used interchangeably to describe any cannabis plant or its derivatives. Here’s an easy way to differentiate between the two:
Hemp Is Cannabis. Marijuana Is Cannabis. Hemp IS NOT Marijuana.
While they have many different chemical properties, according to the federal government, industrial hemp includes the plant Cannabis Sativa L. and any part or derivative with a tetrahydro- cannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
So 0.3% is the ‘magic number’ laid out in Sec. 7606 of the Farm Bill. All CBD products manufactured by Ground Zero Naturals are derived from crops grown in accordance with Sec. 7606.
Hemp plants are considered the oldest domesticated crops in our history. Some cannabis plants were selectively bred for religious and medical purposes. Marijuana (THC) was federally legal until 1970, when the Controlled Substance Act was implemented.