What is Hemp and How Does it Work?


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There are a lot of questions surrounding hemp. What is it? How does it work? Does it have psychoactive effects? Riley is here to teach us about it! Hemp is actually the exact same plant as cannabis. It is cannabis sativa, but it is a chemical variant of it.

Hemp vs. Cannabis

The main difference between hemp and cannabis is the amount of cannabinoids each produces. Although there are over 100 different cannabinoids, it only produces a very small amount of THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. On the other hand, it produces a very large amount of CBD, which is the non psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. 

The Value of Hemp

Hemp provides very important economic and agricultural values. This is because of how strong the fibers are in the plants. The fibers were actually used to make ship sails! They are also a very good source of protein. In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed and made it legal to buy and sell CBD, which is a product of hemp. This bill also made it legal to grow in most states. As of now, it is still illegal to grow in Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and South Dakota. There are, of course, regulations that come with the Farm Bill. THC levels must be below 0.3% in order for it to be legal to grow it.

Keeping Up With Riley

You can keep up with Riley Dee on her Tik Tok account named Cannabichem, as well as right here on the Arbor Vita8 website! 

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Riley Dee:
Hey, that’s a great question, and thanks for asking it. Let’s talk about hemp.
Hemp is actually the exact same plant. It’s cannabis sativa, but it’s a chemical variant.
The difference lies in the amount of cannabinoids it produces. It produces very small amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, and then high amounts of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD.

Hemp also has an extremely important economic and agricultural value because the fibers in the plant are so strong, and it’s a great source of protein.
The 2018 Farm Bill that passed made it legal to buy and sell CBD, which is a product from hemp, and to grow hemp in most states, not all states. However, that’s under the stipulation that if you’re growing hemp, your THC levels need to be below 0.3%, or you can get in a lot of trouble. I’d love to hear from anyone who grows hemp in the comments.


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