Hemp looks like Marijuana, but it’s not? What’s the difference? - Puffs For The Public

Hemp looks like Marijuana, but it’s not? What’s the difference?

We get it! Hemp, looks, tastes and smells exactly like marijuana, and both have their own health benefits. So, what’s the difference between the two? Marijuana will get you high and hemp will not. Have you ever smoked marijuana and felt your heart beat fast, started wondering if everyone is staring at you, and wonder if the words coming out of your mouth are making sense? Yeah, us too. Well, what you are feeling is the psychoactive properties associated with the cannabinoid called THC. THC is found in large amounts in marijuana, generally around 18-30% by weight. If you smoke a 1 gram joint, 18-30% of that 1 gram is actually THC. Now back to our buddy the hemp plant. Hemp has very, very small amounts of THC, .3% or less. So, when smoking CBD or CBG hemp, you won't get all weird, anxious, paranoid or way too stoned. Hemp, like marijuana, also has other wonderful cannabinoids but generally in much greater amounts. These cannabinoids have all kinds of potential and dare I say just make you feel groovy. Don’t know what a cannabinoid is? Check out our other post and nerd out a bit.