What is Cannabis?
Cannabis is a plant family that includes many species, including Industrial Hemp and Marijuana.
Hemp is a variety of cannabis grown for it's tall, sturdy stalks and low levels of THC.
Marijuana is a variety of cannabis grown for it's high levels of THC.
CANNABIS PLANT FAMILY
Hemp and Marijuana
The confusion between hemp and marijuana is based on the visual similarities and smell. In all reality, they couldn’t be more different. By definition, industrial hemp is high in fiber and low in active THC. The laws around the world help maintain this distinction by strictly regulating the levels of THC.
Industrial hemp is legally required to have less than 0.3 percent THC, whereas Marijuana can have THC levels of over 0.3 percent.
Fun fact: On average, Marijuana contains 10-15 percent THC and in some cases over 20 percent. This is important to understand as 0.3 percent is very conservative.
hemp vs. Marijuana
Different Names, Different Plants
Hemp can grow up to 15 feet tall, contains long massive stalks, and grows comfortably packed together.
Marijuana, on the other hand, rarely exceeds 5 feet tall, grows outwards with more leaves and buds, and needs space to grow.
Premium Hemp Varieties
All of our hemp farms are selected based on several qualifying factors:
- Stem Quality
- Time to Harvest
- Cannabinoid Content
- Resistance to Disease
- Seed Production per Acre
We primarily harvest high-yield cannabinoid strains such as Cherry Wine, Lifter and ACDC.