Cannabis & Hemp: What’s the Difference?

Hemp and cannabis both share the taxonomic classification of Cannabis sativa. Within the United States, plants with less than 0.3% THC by dry weight are labeled hemp; plants with more than 0.3% THC are labeled cannabis. But while they are technically the same plant, there are meaningful differences. Hemp has typically been bred for industrial uses like rope and clothing. It tends to have more fibrous stalks and less of the sticky resin. Cannabis has been bred for use as a consumable, resulting in plants that contain more resin, which is rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and other fascinating compounds. CBD can be extracted from both hemp and cannabis.