Hemp is Not Marijuana
Despite hemp and marijuana originating from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa, they are two separate subspecies that differ in several important ways. Hemp is cultivated for its fibrous content and tall stalks which are used as plant source for hundreds of raw and finished products including ropes, fabrics, paper, plastics and construction materials. As a food source the hemp plant and seeds are used for oils, protein and fatty acids by both human and animals. nutritional supplements and medicines make up a fraction of hemp's current applications. Cultivated commercial hempseed consists of approximately 44% edible oils, which contain about 80% essential fatty acids. Hempseed's amino acid profile is comparable to other sources of protein such as meat, milk, eggs and soy
Unlike marijuana, hemp is very low in THC and by law must contain <0.3% to be classified as hemp. Hemp naturally contains significantly more cannabidiol (up to 40%) more compared to marijuana. Marijuana is primarily grown to maximize the THC content (reportedly up to 40% in some hybridized plant).