What is Hemp?


Hemp is: a tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that is cultivated for its tough bast fiber and edible seeds and oil. It is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica)




Another name for it is industrial hemp, which refers to the non-psychoactive (less than 1% THC) varieties of Cannabis sativa L. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods. Hemp is not an evil plant that is smuggled over the border but instead a colonial staple of American Industry that's been used to make rope, flour, textiles, plastics and more. In fact, Hemp is an ideal construction material because it is lighter and stronger than lumber. For a timeline of hemp's history please click here. 


CBD is found in both hemp and cannabis, but cultivated hemp is often distinguished from cannabis by possessing very low levels of the psychoactive substance THC. Hemp derived CBD is a great alternative to anyone who is concerned about the potential "high" from ingesting CBD. In fact, hemp-derived CBD can be 100% THC free so it's great for anyone who wants the reassurance that they won't get any of the psychoactive ingredients