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How Hemp And Cannabis Differ: Extraordinary Industry Facts

Cannabis has made it’s way around the globe during the course of documented history and it’s usefulness and ease of cultivation have continued unchanged. 

Hemp is another profitable sector of the plant making the combined industry worth over $20.5 billion USD.

Many words are thrown around to describe cannabis, two of the most common being ‘hemp’ and ‘cannabis’. While many people may be aware that these particular terms are not interchangeable, many may not understand the actual difference between hemp and cannabis.

Hemp is a tall-growing plant, typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, and much more. Cannabis is a horticultural crop particularly grown for its THC content, while hemp is an agricultural crop grown for seed and fiber.

We have provided some facts on both hemp and cannabis to show their differences.

Photo by Kindel Media

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is originally from Oakland, California where she was employed in banking for 7.5 years and a cannabis grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings for 6 years. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the Earthy Realist team members.


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