Hemp vs. Marijuana – Alaska’s hemp pilot program shows viable crop opportunities

The misconception that surrounds Hemp vs. Marijuana is unraveling in Alaska. The success of the industrial hemp pilot program reveals that hemp could be the state’s next big crop.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

There’s truth in the belief that marijuana and hemp are the same plant – they are both cannabis sativa – but what you may not know, is that they are different species of the plant. Hemp has low or untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

So isn’t it curious that while the marijuana industry in the state is flourishing, hemp remains illegal?

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – University of Florida begins hemp research program and awareness campaign

Last year, the state of Florida showed its support for Hemp vs. Marijuana by allowing hemp cultivation for research purposes.

It’s important to note that although hemp and marijuana are both species of the Cannabis sativa plant, they are very different plants. Hemp has very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. 

Hemp vs. Marijuana

In the past, the University of Florida was staying clear of anything cannabis-related, but with this change of legislation, UF is now on board as one of the two selected state universities to participate in the program.

UF will be hosting hemp workshops for anyone interested in growing hemp or in being a part of the hemp industry. The goal is to raise awareness about hemp and to dispel any misconceptions about its similarities to its controversial cousin, marijuana.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – In NZ hemp awareness is growing, but slowly

The misconceptions about Hemp vs. Marijuana has New Zealand falling behind with the lucrative hemp economy that is growing worldwide.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

New Zealand’s inaugural hemp conference took place in Wellington last week, and attendance was low.

There is still a lot of confusion about hemp vs. marijuana. Speakers at the conference did their best to dispel the assumption that hemp and marijuana are the same plant.

Although they are cannabis cousins, you can’t get high from hemp. On the contrary, hemp has thousands of other uses which can benefit the economy and the environment.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – The maligned cousin in the cannabis family is making a comeback

The decades of confusion between Hemp vs. Marijuana have been holding hemp back, but not anymore. In the U.S., legislators are becoming much more accepting of this versatile crop.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Around the world, hemp is trending. There is growing awareness of it’s many uses. Hemp is akin to marijuana, but it contains only trace amounts of THC, the element that gives the marijuana high. What it does have to offer, however, is a list of over 25,000 uses.

With the ever-increasing legalisation of marijuana, and interest in its medicinal properties, hemp has followed its cousin into the limelight.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – The new/old answer to better nutrition

Hemp vs. Marijuana – The great debate began because Cannabis is a plant with two distinct varieties. One being marijuana, the illegal branch of the family, with a high THC content that gives it its drug definition and the high that many speak of. The second is hemp, with less than 0.3 percent THC, which means it gives you absolutely no high at all.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Hemp is an astounding and versatile crop that grows readily in many climates.  It is cheap and easy to grow, demonstrated by the fact that it can grow in close proximity to itself, needs little by way of fertilizers and pesticides, and has a prestigious growth rate which makes it one of the best and simplest crops to get into.

The many uses of this plant are well-documented from cloth to rope, from building materials to car parts and last but by no means least, food!

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – New beginnings in WA hemp farming

In Western Australia, the misconception of Hemp vs. Marijuana is becoming less of an issue, now that it’s legal to grow.

Pioneer hemp farmer, David Hiscox, is paving the way for more WA farmers to get on board with this versatile crop.

Hiscox was astounded at the speed and ease of his first hemp crop’s growth. The biggest problem he had, was keeping up with the plant and finding ways to water the almost 10 cms a week growth.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Hiscox is keen to let other farmers know about the benefits of growing hemp.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Kentucky Senator knows the difference, and aims to enact a new law for hemp legalisation

This week in Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell made a bold move to distinguish Hemp vs. Marijuana, with his proposal to establish the Hemp Farming Act, which would expunge hemp from the federal controlled substances list and make it legal to grow and sell.

Although hemp is closely related to marijuana, it is a different strain of cannabis sativa, and it doesn’t contain the psychoactive effects of its cousin. Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gives the high, while marijuana contains up to 30 percent.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Hemp has a place in agricultural history in the U.S. Once grown for its fibres, it was used to produce rope, clothes and textiles. It can also be used as a sustainable construction material, and the seeds of hemp are a highly nutritious food.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Alaskan residents may be skeptical, but their lawmakers are not

Alaskan lawmakers know the difference between Hemp vs. Marijuana, and they’re one step away from making hemp cultivation legal. The general public, however, remains skeptical.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Several years ago, Niki Raapana formulated Alaska’s first Hempfest, but it was not a welcome event for everyone. Faced with much public opposition, many supporters of the event backed out. Similarly, last year’s Hempfest experienced a negative response, and some of the venues pulled out unexpectedly.

Despite the skepticism among local residents around industrial hemp, the politicians are all for it and they’re forging ahead. The Alaska Legislature recently passed a bill that will initiate a hemp industry in the state, beginning with a hemp pilot program.

Hemp is a separate species of cannabis sativa from marijuana, and although they look the same, they are very different plants. Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marijuana that gives a high.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Misconceptions about hemp are holding back opportunity for Maryland

At last week’s Abell Foundation Hemp forum in Annapolis, Maryland, hemp advocates spoke about the misconceptions of Hemp vs. Marijuana, in an effort to see industrial hemp legalised in the state.

Hemp supporters want to see Maryland join the booming hemp movement in the U.S., but the lack of knowledge about the plant is holding lawmakers back.

Because hemp is related to marijuana, it is assumed to be the same plant with the same qualities. But, although they are both species of the Cannabis Sativa plant, they differ greatly. Hemp is used for industrial purposes and also for its healing properties and nutritional benefits.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

The most significant difference between the two strains, is that hemp contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, (the psychoactive ingredient), whereas marijuana contains up to 30 percent.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – NZ farmer says government needs to loosen the reins on hemp restrictions

The ambiguity of Hemp vs. Marijuana has the New Zealand government keeping a tight rein on hemp regulations, but a North Island farmer says the restrictions are hindering growth in the industry.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Tom Welch is a dairy farmer in the Rangitikei district of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand. He is expanding his farm to include an industrial hemp crop, but he says the laws prohibiting roadside visibility of the plant are having a detrimental effect on the industry.

The restrictions are a result of the lack of awareness about the difference between hemp and marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are both species of the cannabis sativa plant and they both contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient. However, while marijuana has a THC level of 20 percent, hemp contains less than 1 percent.

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