Hemp vs Weed

1. Legal Status

Hemp: Industrial hemp is legal to grow in more than 30 countries. The United States is one of the few industrialized nations that does not currently allow the cultivation of hemp. Millions of dollars worth of hemp are imported into the United States each year in order to fulfill the growing demand for hemp products. The annual retail sales for hemp products was estimated at $620 million in 2014. Much of it is being sourced from Canada, China, and other countries. Our hemp is locally grown in Colorado.
Weed: The legality of cannabis for general or recreational use varies from country to country. Possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries as a result of the agreement about Indian hemp, also known as hashish, in the International Opium Convention (1925).[1] However, many countries have decriminalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis; see the list.

2. Benefits

Short Answer: The top 15 CBD benefits list

CBD Relieves Pain

CBD kills or slows bacteria growth

CBD reduces blood sugar levels

CBD reduces vomiting and nausea

CBD reduces seizures and convulsions

CBD reduces inflammations

CBD reduces risk of artery blockage

CBD inhibits cell growth in tumors/cancer cells

CBD treat psoriasis

CBD tranquilizes and is used to manage psychosis

CBD suppresses muscles spasms

CBD relieves anxiety

CBD promotes bone growth

CBD helps the immune system

CBD reduces contractions in the small intestine

CBD protects against nervous system degeneration

Weed: Weed has the same top 15 benefits however not to the extent as pure CBD. Weed or cannabis CBD carries with it the psychoative effects of THC.

3. Purchasing

Hemp: Unlike medical marijuana, which requires you to live in a state where medical marijuana is legal, as well as have that state’s medical marijuana authorization, CBD hemp oil is readily available for purchase online or at health stores across the country, regardless of where you live in the United States. CBD hemp oil is also available internationally in over 40 countries.

Weed: Unfortunately, in the vast majority of the country marijuana remains illegal for recreational use, and less than half of all states have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes. We do not advocate or support buying marijuana online. When buying marijuana, remember to be safe, be smart, and know the law.

4. Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD

Hemp:

-Can provide real relief from the use of cannabidiols

-Is legal in all 50 states

-Is easily obtained through websites online

-Does not contain THC and will not give you an “associated” high

-Has the option of variety in flavor via flavored oils, e-juice, and tinctures.

-Does not contain a significant enough amount of THC to be able to use the benefits of THC

 

Weed:

-Can provide real relief from the use of cannabidiols

-Contains high levels of THC in conjunction with high levels of CBD for increased effectiveness in certain conditions

-May have the ability to have very high cannabinoid content in a small application

-Can be found in many varieties and strains with varying flavors, percentages and more.

-Can be hard to obtain or illegal depending on your location

-Carries the possibility of causing undesirable effects because of the higher THC and associated “high”.

5. Uses

Hemp:

Housing

70% of the Cannabis Plant total weight is made up of the ‘hurd’ or woody inner core. This part of the plant is THC free (i.e. Hemp) and is used in housing construction. The silica leached from the soil by the plant combined with unslaked lime forms a chemical bond similar to cement which is fire and water proof. Cannabis Homes

Food

Hemp may be grown also for food (the seed) but in the UK at least (and probably in other EU countries) cultivation licenses are not available for this purpose. Within Defra (the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) hemp is treated as purely a non-food crop, despite the fact that seed can and does appear on the UK market as a perfectly legal food product.

Nutrition

Both the complete protein and the oils contained in hempseeds (rich in lanolin and linolenic acids) are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.

Fiber

Until its rediscovery in the late 1980s, the use of hemp for fiber production had declined sharply over the past decades, but hemp still occupied an important place amongst natural fibers as it is strong, durable and unaffected by water. The main uses of hemp fiber were inrope, sacking, carpet, nets and webbing. A hemp clothing industry was reborn in the West in 1988, and hemp is being used in increasing quantities in paper manufacturing. The cellulose content is about 70%.

Harvesting the fiber

Hemp stem.

Smallholder plots are usually harvested by hand. The plants are cut at 2 to 3 cm above the soil and left on the ground to dry. Mechanical harvesting is now common, using specially adapted cutter-binders or simpler cutters.

The cut hemp is laid in swathes to dry for up to four days. This was traditionally followed by retting, either water retting whereby the bundled hemp floats in water or dew retting whereby the hemp remains on the ground and is affected by the moisture in dew moisture, and by moulds and bacterial action. Modern processes use steam and machinery to separate the fiber, a process known as thermo-mechanical pulping.

Fuel

Fuel can be a by-product of hemp cultivation. One fuel would be biodiesel because of the oils in the seeds and stalk of the hemp, another would be biofuel from the fibrous stalks.

 

Weed:

Uses

Medicinal

Medical use of marijuana (“medical marijuana”) is somewhat controversial. In the United States, current FDA-approved medications containing synthetic THC are dronabinol (Marinol capsules, Syndros liquid) and nabilone (Cesamet). These drugs are prescribed as appetite stimulants in AIDS patients and for chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. They are sometimes used off-label for similar symptoms in other conditions. An oral spray nabiximols (Sativex) is approved in other countries for treatment of multiple sclerosis muscle spasticity and cancer-related pain not managed by other pain medication, and is undergoing further evaluation in the U.S.

Recreational

Weed can also be used recreationally to enjoy its psychoactive properties.

6. Different Plant

Hemp: Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. It has been used for paper, textiles, and cordage for thousands of years. In fact, the Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

Weed:

Cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa). It grows wild in many of the tropical and temperate areas of the world. It can be grown in almost any climate, and is increasingly cultivated by means of indoor hydroponic technology.

The main active ingredient in cannabis is called delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. This is the part of the plant that gives the “high.” There is a wide range of THC potency between cannabis products.

7. Research

Hemp: Hemp has been very closely connected with human history for centuries, satisfying a variety of needs. Hemp fibre, seeds, flowers and stalks have played a part in major historical events throughout the world. Columbus, for example, could never have made it to America without strong hemp ropes and sails. And throughout history, education in China was furthered by the use of cheap hemp paper to disseminate information.

Finally, hemp has provided medicinal relief to millions over the last 5,000 years.

 

Weed: Marijuana is already the most studied plant on Earth, and is arguably one of the most investigated therapeutically active substances known to man. To date, there are now over 20,000 published studies or reviews in the scientific literature pertaining to marijuana and its active compounds. That total includes over 2,700 separate papers published on cannabis in 2009 and another 900 published just this year alone (according to a key word search on the search engine PubMed).

 

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