Is Marijuana the Same as Hemp?

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Once passed into law, the 2018 Farm Bill allowed farmers to start growing industrial hemp for use in a wide variety of products including CBD oil. Since then, the hemp plant has started to garner a lot of attention and has brought up comparisons to its still widely illegal sibling cannabis. In this article, we will explore the key differences between marijuana and hemp to help provide a little more clarity of what exactly CBD is and why it still remains legal when derived from a hemp source.

From an outsider perspective, there are very little taxonomical differences between marijuana and hemp. Both in scent and visuals, hemp and marijuana are relatively indistinguishable between each other. However, key differences start to show when the plant is observed from a chemical level in terms of how much THC is present in each.  In order to be classified as hemp, cannabis plants are required to have less than 0.3% THC content. But what exactly is THC and why is it still so heavily regulated?

THC is the compound found in marijuana that provides a psychoactive effect when smoked or ingested. Most marijuana strains will be THC centric and contain around 5% to 20% of the compound, although the range varies widely depending on the strain in question. With hemp, the THC isn’t present so the CBD content can be more easily isolated for its benefits. For this reason, industrial hemp is most often utilized for CBD extraction because of the crop yields that are possible with this plant.

As a full-service CBD manufacturer, Hemp Partners is committed to providing the highest quality products possible with no THC content included. To do this, we utilize only verified and tested CBD sourced from industrial hemp farmers. Bring your vision for your desired CBD product and let our team of experts make it a reality!

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No matter what your desired CBD product may be, the experts at Hemp Partners are here to ensure you have the support you need to succeed in this exciting and growing industry. Our team understands the important role a contract manufacturer plays in your business’ success and will work hard to not only provide the high-quality CBD products you need but also the customer service you expect. Contact us today to learn how Hemp Partners can expand your product lines and increase your profit margins with affordable CBD manufacturing.