Agricultural hemp has tall, bamboo-like thick stock, thick stocks, very thin leaves, and little to no flowers. Defined as a cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC, hemp is grown mainly to make textiles, foods, and oils. Agricultural hemp used in CBD does not produce a “high” effect. Growing agricultural hemp has fewer restrictions than marijuana, which allows being grown in large scales outdoors.
Marijuana plants tend to be shorter plants and are grown for their flowers. The THC content is higher in these plants and is mainly used recreationally, however, some states have legislation in place to allow marijuana for medical use with a recommendation from a doctor. Because of the restrictions regarding marijuana, growing these plants can be extremely difficult and leave an enormous carbon footprint, depending on the growing practices.