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.
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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