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an Issue of the Exclusive Carolina Hemp Hut Print, "Pot Headz". This cannabis culture series is designed with humor to teach

Potheadz – Issue 7: What is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Most people are unaware that Hemp and Marijuana are really the same plant. In fact, most people do not know what THC is and what CBD is. We break things down so more people can appreciate the benefits of both along with their compounds.

It’s a fact that most people do not know that hemp is Cannabis Sativa l. (the Genus and Species for hemp). It’s also a fact that most people do not know that marijuana is Cannabis Sativa l. So what is the difference between the two? What is Hemp vs Marijuana?

You may have heard about Law Enforcement being against Hemp flower. If you haven’t this article will help fill in some gaps. The main reason for most people is that even the drug-sniffing dogs are not abe to tell the difference. Frankly, we know that MOST PEOPLE cannot tell the difference either.

Working in a cannabis dispesnary like we do gives you an opportunity to greet all sorts of people. Some are truly exploring their options for some therapy like pain or lack of sleep while others are “old school” and love the overall relaxation afforded by Cannabis. We’ve learned from most of our customers that people cannot distinguish between Hemp vs Marijuana.

This is somewhat important since so many people know that hemp products have been made LEGAL when President Donald Trump signed the US Farm Bill (2018) into law. There is only State-level protection, not Federal, for other forms of cannabis (such as pot). This is also why you cannot cross State lines with marijuana (pot, weed, ganja, etc.) but you can with Hemp. 

Woah! What the heck?!

We’ve offered more articles on the difference between the two cannabinoid-carrying botanicals, Hemp and Marijuana here.

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We work to educate our customers so they can make healthier decisions about cannabis products. Carolina Hemp Hut is a full-service cannabis dispensary.