If you have walked into a legal dispensary in the US or abroad, you have probably witnessed the literal litany of varieties of edibles, tinctures, balms, drops, blends, powders, and smokables that is available. But where does it all come from? A lot of it is marketed as CBD, but does that come from hemp or marijuana? For an easy breakdown of how hemp and marijuana are used in the legal pot business, let’s take a look at the breakdown of raw products.
What is hemp?
Hemp and marijuana are technically the same plant. They are just different varieties. It’s like having different coffee plants that grow slightly different beans. Brazilian beans come from a different variety of coffee plant as compared to Ethiopian beans. Hemp and marijuana are both part of the flowering plant genus Cannabis. Potentially, from either central or southern Asia, the Cannabis genus has only a few plant family members that include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis…
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