Hemp Marijuana Cannabis
a delicious smellicious herb
a lot of us know some things about these three words like how they make us feel but are they all related? This may be a really good time to
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then sit back, relax come along for the ride and learn some neat things about your favourite green.
Have you ever wondered what the 3 names mean and how can you tell the difference? Is there a difference?
Well sort of let's start here Hemp and Marijuana are a type of Cannabis
a species of flowering plant consisting of three basic varieties:
Cannabis indica (in the couch)
and they also have a family name Cannabaceae (can)(a)(bay)(see)(i) and these three are not the only siblings there's approximately 170 other species that call themselves related.
Like human families who have similar traits the members of the Cannabaceae family are no different.
A few of these are climbing vines erect herbs leaves are arranged either alternate or opposite
they are either male or female and the flowers are petal-less.
There’s more but this is enough for now so the answer is Hemp and Marijuana are words accepted over time to describe kinds of Cannabis that come from the Cannabaceae family.
But what are their differences?
Well it comes down to the THC (the compound that gets you high).
HEMP varieties contain 0.3% THC or less. It has no euphoric properties.
MARIJUANA contains 0.3% THC or more up to 33%. This word's origin dates back to the 1920's and 30's as part of the anti immigrant, anti-cannabis propaganda from US law enforcement that relates to a million Mexicans escaping a revolution and immigrating to the USA. But this is for another telling.
The puzzling factor is in their similarities.They out do their differences. This has been the cause of a great confusion over the years. Slowly though we are figuring it out.
Now to leave you with a few fascinating facts.
Hemp has been named mankind’s first cultivated crop over 10,000 years ago. Whoa!
Hemp was once accepted as a form of currency. Farmers could pay their tax bill with it instead of selling it for cash. Trading is good!
In the 14-1500’s Henry Vlll, King of England made hemp cultivation the law of the land. Farmers had to grow a quarter acre of Hemp for every sixty acres of crops they grew. Who knew?
Last and definitely so amazing is that Hemp is the strongest natural fibre in the world! It can be made into plastics and biofuels and and and…..
Thanks for stopping by Low Cloud and chilling out with some cool facts. See you all back here soon with more fun thoughts.
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