Industrial Hemp vs Medicinal Hemp – What is the difference?
Industrial hemp grows very tall and it’s fibrous stalks have many uses; including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. The CBD in industrial hemp is also used to make tinctures and topicals. Industrial hemp has no THC (the psychoactive compound).
Medicinal Hemp is a high CBD strain of cannabis that contains trace amounts of THC. Until recently the non-psychoactive compound CBD has been bred out of the plant for the purpose of developing high THC strains. Now that people are realizing the benefits of CBD it is being bred back into the cannabis plant. FDA guidelines state, that cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC are considered hemp, or medicinal hemp as I like to call it.