Industrial hemp is another name for Cannabis sativa, a plant that is rich in a large spectrum of cannabinoids, mostly cannabidiol (CBD). Marijuana is another term for a different strain, Cannabis indica, which is rich in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While both CBD and THC belong to the group of cannabinoids, their effects on our bodies differ dramatically. This easy-to-read chart with shows some important differences.
|Is it psychoactive?||Yes||No, mild relaxation is possible|
|What is it used for?||Medicine and recreation||Medicine only|
|Is it legal?||Prohibited in many states||Legal in all states|
|Does it fail the drugs test?||Yes||No|
|How does it affect my body?||Has various effects||Promotes homeostasis (balance)|
|Which plant contains it?||Dominant in Cannabis indica (common name is marijuana)||Dominant in Cannabis sativa (common name is hemp)|