Cannabis Vs. Marijuana Vs. Hemp
This picture is of traditional looking Industrial Hemp that has a THC level of less than 0.3% and is grown for its physical properties that include versatile hemp fibers and seeds.
The above picture is cannabis that contains a THC value of greater than 0.3% and has a greater potential for producing that "high" effect due to its psychoactive properties. This shift this plan from the Industrial Hemp realm into the "Marijuana" realm. Note "marijuana" is cannabis.
This Industrial Hemp is grown for its CBD qualities. Note that the plants contain less than 0.3% THC, but there physical features look like a cannabis plant that could potentially contain THC.
When it comes to cannabis, hemp, or marijuana, we are essentially talking about the same plant species of Cannabis Sativa L. That's right folks, it is all cannabis. It is very similar to tomatoes or apples. Both apples and tomatoes have different subtypes that have different tastes, smells, and textures. We even use these subtypes differently, depending on what features those subtypes exhibit.
This is the same for cannabis. Industrial Hemp, a subtype of cannabis, can be grown for its fibers and seeds. This type of hemp is historically tall and skinny. However, with modern laws, Industrial Hemp (IH) is simply a cannabis plant that has a THC level less than 0.3%. To add even more confusion, Industrial Hemp can look just like a cannabis plant (shorter, bushier and more resinous). Industrial Hemp that has flowers with resinous qualities is typically grown with the intent of extracting the cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN.