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Hemp, Marijuana, Cannabis, What's the Difference??

Posted by Elizabeth Kost on
Difference between Hemp and Cannabis

Cannabis, Hemp, and Marijuana are all terms for plants in the Cannabaceae family. “Cannabis” is actually the broader classification that contains both Hemp plants and Marijuana plants. An easy rule to remember is that Hemp and Marijuana have different characteristics but both species are considered Cannabis. 

Today, “Cannabis” and “Marijuana'' are often used interchangeably which can cause confusion. Because the word “Cannabis” technically refers to the entire genus of flowering plants that include both Hemp and Marijuana.

Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana

The difference between Hemp and Marijuana

The primary difference between the two species is the percentage of THC that the plant contains. Marijuana is Hemp's intoxicating cousin that has psychoactive effects when consumed and is considered a schedule I substance by the DEA. Marijuana plants contain more than 20% THC while Hemp plants are high in the non-psychoactive cannabinoid called CBD and contain less than 0.3% THC. 

The terms Hemp and Marijuana serve to distinguish between varieties of plants belonging to the same species that find themselves on very different sides of the law.

What does Fog & Tree use in their products?

Along with natural plant-based ingredients, Fog & Tree products are infused with Hemp Essential Oils that are extracted from Hemp flowers without the use of chemical extraction. Our Hemp Essential Oils are supplied by an accredited genetics company in Humboldt County California. Our products also contain non-psychoactive, yet highly beneficial Cannabinoids such as CBD or CBG. These compounds are both produced by Hemp and Marijuana plants but we source our Cannabinoids from legal Hemp farms in the US so Fog & Tree products are federally legal, non-psychoactive and can be distributed Nationwide.


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