Hemp Vs Marijuana

The truth about the differences between Hemp and Marijuana are eye opening

It’s a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant. In fact, they’re not distinct species at all. They’re just two different names for cannabis, a type of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family.

While science doesn’t differentiate between “hemp” and “marijuana,” the law does.

Legally, the key difference between the two is the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. THC is one of many cannabinoids, or chemicals found in the cannabis plant. It’s the one that’s primarily responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis.

So What is hemp?

The term “hemp” is used to mean cannabis that contains 0.3 percent or less THC content by dry weight.

Why 0.3 percent? This definition was first proposed in 1979, in a book called “The Species Problem in Cannabis: Science & Semantics.” In the book, author Ernest Small addresses the fact that it’s difficult to distinguish hemp and cannabis because there’s no actual taxonomical (the way plants are named) difference between the two. Small proposed the 0.3 percent rule as a possible solution, but he himself acknowledged that it’s an arbitrary number.

This number was used in the legal definition of hemp, as specified in the Agricultural Act of 2018 and other laws around the world.

Because the THC level in hemp is so low, it’s unlikely to get you high.

What is marijuana?

Usually, when people say “marijuana,” they’re talking about cannabis that can get you high. The term is used interchangeably with “weed” and a number of other terms.

Legally, “marijuana” refers to cannabis that has more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight. THC content can vary among cannabis plants. Some strains are bred to be higher in THC than others.

Cannabis plants have been designated as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or a hybrid. Each of these has its own purported characteristics and effects, although science has yet to verify as the drug has been widely illegal so information around the real impact a strain has is often kept quiet.


OHBD has developed an very specific strain of Hemp that we call “Dr Stone”. We have created our unique strain by continually adding to the plant we started with. Adding terpene variations and CBD CBC, CBN, CBG and CCBD-V combinations to come up with a plant that provides oil levels far higher than any other strain we have worked with.