The difference is in its use. Hemp and Marijuana both come from the same plant - Cannabis Sativa L. The term 'Hemp' commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. The term 'marijuana' refers to the medicinal, recreationa
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AUSTRALIA allows research crops. And in
Victoria, Australia commercial production is now licensed.
AUSTRIA has a hemp industry including
production of hempseed oil, medicinals and Hanf magazine.
CANADA started to license research crops in
1994 on an experimental basis. In addition to crops for fiber, one
The US federal government subsidized hemp
during the Second World War and U.S. farmers grew about a million acres of hemp
as part of that program.
Hemp can be grown organically. Only eight, out of about one hundred known pests, cause problems, and hemp is most often grown without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp is al
It's Not A Drug!
"Under the current national drug control policy, industrial hemp can be imported, but it can't be grown by American farmers," says Steenstra. "The DEA has taken the Controlled Substances Act's antiquated definition of marijuana out of context and used it as an excuse to ban industrial hemp farming. The Industrial Hemp
Hemp is the common name for plants of the entire genus Cannabis. This term is often used to refer only to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial (non-drug) use.
Industrial hemp has many uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. It is one of the fastest growing biomasses knownand one o