Cannabis vs. Hemp vs. Marijuana – what is the difference?
We can say that the word “cannabis” refers to all products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa.
First of all, hemp and marijuana are not two different species of plants. They’re just two different names for cannabis plant, depending on the compounds, THC content and expected use.
However from the legal point of view, the key difference is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Thus, the term “hemp” refers to the cannabis plants which contain little percent THC content by dry weight. Such cannabis plants can be used as industrial hemp or to produce CBD and other cannabinoids. However, “marijuana” or “weed” refers to the cannabis plants that can get you high, so with a high THC content.