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All CBD and hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC by federal and state laws, We abide by all state and federal guidelines, including applicable paperwork. Tegridy Pharmz states no health claims to: Hemp,CBD or any other products on our website.

DA DISCLAIMER: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, et .Al. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act require this notice.

 

Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana

Hemp is a torrid subject lately, with debate about its legality taking place in practically  every state. The legal status of the hemp plant is so fiercely questioned because it is a member of the cannabis family – just like marijuana. People often get muddled  about the distinction between the two, including lawmakers!

Even as this blog is being written the USDA is federally trying to re regulate hemp to 0.3% total THC, which would put a damper in this newly formed cannabis sector. For more information about this pleas read my blog about Unfair USDA Regulations and how to comment to make a difference.  If you have been wondering about hemp vs. marijuana and what the distinctions  are, then you’ve come to the right spot. Today, we are looking into the differences between industrial hemp plants and marijuana, and why the two deserve separate legal statuses.

 

 

 

 

Hemp vs Marijuana

Now, to get to the point what exactly are the differences between Hemp and Marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana both belong to the ‘cannabis’ genus of plants. Contrary to popular belief, there are multiple types of cannabis that can have profoundly different effects. It’s a good idea to read up on different types of cannabis to know what you’re dealing with when it comes to hemp.

 

 

 

 

Cannabis – Is a genus of flowering plants in the  Cannabaceae family. It has an endless list of uses from rope to a powerful mind altering drug. Cannabis has been cultivated since at least the 3rd millennium BCE,  indication suggests it was

cannabis

cannabis

being smoked for its effects around 2500 years ago in the Pamir Mountains region in Central Asia. Although, the number of subspecies of cannabis are regularly challenged, there are three recognized subspecies: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.  It is generally debated that Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis are a subspecies of Cannabis sativa.

 

 

 

 

 

Cannabis sativa – Is a subspecies of cannabis, this is what people are often referring to when they talk about Hemp or cannabis; although, it is regularly cultured with other subspecies of cannabis. Cannabis Sativa is an annual herbaceous flowering type plant. indigenous to eastern Asia but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation. It has been cultivated throughout documented history, used as a source of fiber, Oils, foods, enjoyment, religious and spiritual ceremonies and medication. Each part of the plant is harvested individually, dependent on the purpose of its use.  It was first described by Karl Linnaeus, who named it Cannabis sativa L, with the L referring to his surname. Sativa is the tallest known type, often reaching 2-4 meters in height. C. Sativa is taller than C. Indica with slim narrow leaves. Check out our  Strains of cannabis sativa here

 

hemp flower

hemp flower

 

 

Cannabis indica was discovered more recently, in 1785 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and was collected in India . It flourishes in arid, mountainous regions, such as the hills of Afghanistan and parts of India. Indicas are much shorter and bushier than sativas; some say they resemble a small Christmas tree.  C. Indica is shorter, bushier than its counterpart C. sativa, with broader leaves. Like all other species of cannabis there is a use for every part of this plant, from rope to medication.

cannabis indica

cannabis indica

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sativa vs indica

sativa vs indica

Finally, there is Cannabis ruderalis. It grows predominantly in the northern hemisphere in China, Russia, and Poland. Ruderalis is well adapted to surviving harsh environments and climates. It is a reasonably small and hardy plant. In the past, humans used ruderalis plants for fibers and nutrition, as well as medicine. since the ruderalis species grows well in the northern hemisphere where the photo period can be very short. Contrary to other species of cannabis, C. ruderalis arrives at its flowering stage based on maturity of the plant and not a certain photosynthesis period.

C. ruderalis. C. ruderalis was classified in 1924 by D. E. Janischewsky, observing the evident differences in seed, shape and size from formerly classified Cannabis sativa. ruderalis represent  at the time, undomesticated  types of cannabis which have higher CBD levels and a more cerebral effect.  Over time, these three subspecies of cannabis have been bred together repeatedly. So much now that it is hard to make a clear distinction between them. Ruderalis plants are the rarest. All three, sativa, indica, and ruderalis species can be found in the recreational and medicinal marijuana community.

 

 

 

So how is hemp and marijuana different exactly?

Hemp” is a term loosely used to allocate varieties of cannabis that contain 0.3% or less delta 9 THC content by dry weight.  While the legal definition described above had not been legitimized until the Agricultural Act of 2018 had passed, “hemp” has generally been used to describe non-intoxicating Cannabis that is harvested for the industrial use of its derived products.

However, this is highly disputed, Hemp has more THC to offer than just delta 9 THC. Hemp has: delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC, THCv and THCa, this is also known as a cannabinoid profile . Industrial hemp like C. ruderalis offers more CBD content as well as, a  more cerebral ( couch lock ), type of effects. This makes Industrial hemp perfect for insomnia, anxiety, et al.

Marijuana has more THC and less CBD, this can be desired by some. However, for some this can be too much, especially in today’s world where marijuana is being bred for maximum THC. Marijuana has a cerebral and a body type effects that can create anxiety as well as help with it, it all comes down to any cannabis flowers cannabinoid profile and the individual. Just as marijuana today is increasing in THC the actual pure parts of the plant have been bred out over time, like the amounts of CBD. This also has a lot to do with prohibition and entire species of this plant have been lost forever, leaving it to be cultivated on the black market changing it forever.

Hemp flower for sale

The buds or flowers From hemp are legal for sale within most states in the USA; however, there are a few places it is still restricted, unfortunately.

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

All CBD and hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC by federal and state laws, We abide by all state and federal guidelines, including applicable paperwork. Tegridy Pharmz states no health claims to: Hemp,CBD or any other products on our website.

DA DISCLAIMER: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, et .Al. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act require this notice.

 

 

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