Hemp vs. Marijuana – Texas lawmakers know the difference

Texas lawmakers have taken a closer look at Hemp vs. Marijuana and updated the states industrial hemp laws accordingly.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

This week, a bill was concordantly passed in the Texas House making industrial hemp a legal crop once again. A list of hemp products were also legalised, including medicinal hemp products that contain no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high.

Despite its external resemblance to marijuana, hemp has a much lower content of THC. The federal 2018 Farm Bill eliminated hemp from the list of controlled substances, and Texas is joining the states that have welcomed this promising and versatile crop back into its agricultural selection.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Hemp is legal but still misconstrued with marijuana

Hemp was legalised in the U.S. under the 2018 Farm Bill, but the issues surrounding Hemp vs. Marijuana continue to cause problems for the new industry.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s prepared to provide an additional hemp bill that would help clarify the difference between hemp and its infamous cannabis cousin.

Truckers who transport hemp over state lines run the risk of being pulled over and arrested, as police have no way of knowing whether its hemp or marijuana that they’re transporting.

The distinguishing feature between the two cannabis plants is that hemp contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), where marijuana THC levels are an average 10 percent.

Somehow, police need to be able to test the THC level of the plants.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Individual states should follow federal lead

In the case of Hemp vs. Marijuana, the latter seems to get all the media attention, but hemp could steal the show if allowed by U.S. lawmakers.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Due to the 2018 farm bill, which legalized industrial hemp cultivation, states now have the opportunity to build hemp industries as part of their local economy.

Although hemp and marijuana are biologically related, industrial hemp is a different strain that lacks the psychoactive effects of its cousin. Where marijuana has tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of 10 and 20 percent, industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – A closer look at the 2018 Farm Bill

The questions around Hemp vs. Marijuana have been ongoing for quite some time now, but the 2018 Farm Bill has finally set them apart.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

In December 2018, the U.S. Federal Government approved the legalization of industrial hemp, making it an agricultural commodity along the likes of grain, meat and dairy.

While hemp has been removed from the list of controlled substances, marijuana has not been so lucky. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two plants, and why marijuana remains on the list.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – Omaha state senator wants laws for industrial hemp updated

In Nebraska, laws surrounding Hemp vs. Marijuana need to be updated, according to Omaha State Senator Justin Wayne. Their differences need to be defined and laws need to be changed.

The current laws for hemp date back nearly five decades, when marijuana was banned and hemp was misaligned with its cannabis cousin.

During the world wars, industrial hemp was invaluable. It was used to make uniforms and ropes and the U.S. government encouraged farmers to grow as much as possible.

In the past few decades, research has revealed the health benefits of cannabinoids (CBD) found in hemp, and Senator Wayne wants the laws changed to make it more accessible.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – How a hemp farmer won her year-long battle for water access

Ultimately, it’s the controversy of Hemp vs. Marijuana that hindered a Helena Valley hemp farmer from harvesting her first crop one year ago. But after a year-long fight for her right to use a federal water supply, she is finally reaping the benefits.

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Kim Philips is legally permitted to grow hemp as part of Montana’s Hemp Pilot Program. However, when growing her first crop last year, she was refused access to a federal reservoir water supply that she needed, resulting in the loss of her entire crop.

The water refusal was due to federal laws against irrigating controlled substances. However, her long legal battle paid off.

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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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