With more countries reducing restrictions on CBD, many people have become interested in incorporating CBD into their health and wellness routines. While it is a growing trend, there is still some confusion amongst consumers about the difference between hemp and cannabis.
One common misconception is that hemp is medicinal and cannabis is recreational. Another misconception is that hemp belongs to one species of cannabis, while marijuana belongs to another. These beliefs typically originate from misinformation about the plant circulating on the internet and social media. In this post, K’dara CBD is going to set the record straight on the differences between hemp and cannabis.
The easiest way to understand the difference between hemp and cannabis starts with a better understanding of the system of classification for every living organism. The classification system starts with kingdom and then moves down the ladder to phylum, class, order, family, genus and finally to species. Within plants, species can then be further divided into cultivars.
Based on this system of classification, Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Within the Cannabis genus, there are three different species including the Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Within these three species, you find a wide range of different cultivars or strains.
Hemp is one particular cultivar or strain of the Cannabis Sativa species that has been bred preferentially to have long, fibrous stems. Hemp has a long and illustrious history with many of the world’s major economies that relied on it for things like rope and cloth.
Today, hemp regularly aids in the production of plastics, hempcrete, and biofuels, which is why it is often called Industrial Hemp. Most recently, many governments have legalized is cultivation because hemp is high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This makes it ideal for extracting full-spectrum CBD used in supplements, cosmetics and nutritional products that meet legal federal requirement.
Cannabis, on the other hand, is a word that can be used interchangeably when talking about any of the cultivars (strains) and species (Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis) of the genus of plants known as Cannabis.
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