The questions members of our Best Cali Hemp team most often receive while out in the community, are “What exactly is hemp?,” or “It’s not marijuana, right?,” or some variation. So to clear that up, think of hemp and marijuana as cousins. Hemp is a member of the cannabis sativa family, but is allowed to contain by law, no more than .03 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that gives marijuana its psychoactive (high) properties.
Marijuana is bred entirely for the high. Hemp is bred for a myriad of other applications as we’ve previously discussed. In short, while both plants present with similar physical features, when it comes to ingesting hemp flower through smoking or by eating products containing hemp or hemp seeds, you will not achieve a high. That is after all, not its purpose.