Hemp is a member of the cannabis family of plants and often gets confused with its more famous cousin, marijuana.
But while they’re related, the two plant strains are worlds apart in application.
Hemp contains minimal amounts of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that marijuana is famous for, meaning it can’t get you ‘high’. Instead hemp’s strong, fibrous nature makes it great for making textiles and other products such as bio-degradable plastics, health and wellness products, biofuels, paper and more.
Hemp also contains high amounts of CBD oil (Cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound which has exciting prospects for treating a range of illnesses and ailments, including chronic pain issues and epilepsy.