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A Beginner’s Guide to Hemp & Hemp Oil

Although hemp has been grown around the world going back thousands of years, there’s still a lot of confusion about how the plant compares to marijuana. In recent years, the interest in what hemp is and how it’s grown has increased due to the popularity of hemp oil and CBD oil as an alternative method of pain relief.

Here, the team from Asha Apothecary wants to pull back the veil and remove any misconceptions about hemp, how it’s grown, and precisely how it differs from marijuana.

Marijuana vs. Hemp: The Key Differences

Although both of these plants are part of the cannabis genus, hemp lacks the psychoactive compound THC that causes a high from marijuana. There’s still a tiny bit of it (less than 0.3%) in hemp, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable at all. That’s why for many years, hemp has been grown throughout the world, whereas marijuana has been criminalized and labeled a psychoactive drug. 

Hemp also typically contains much higher levels of CBD, the non-psychoactive compound being used today to provide relief for everything from seizures to insomnia to PTSD.

Are There Any Legal Issues Surrounding the Production & Consumption of Hemp?

Unlike marijuana, which is still considered an illegal drug under U.S. federal law, hemp production is federally protected. However, each state is allowed to decide how that production is regulated. But things can still be a little tricky and in some states, there are laws against growing hemp. This is why it’s important to understand the laws in the specific state in which you live. 

Believe it or not, smoking hemp has become a trend in recent years due to the benefits of hemp oil and CBD oil present in it. Some cigarette smokers have claimed that smoking hemp has helped them beat their fight against nicotine addiction.

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