How To Distinguish Hemp And Marijuana

Hemp, unlike marijuana, can’t get you high: marijuana is high in THC; hemp has extremely low levels of it. Federal law defines industrial hemp as containing less than .3% THC.

The 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp and all of its byproducts legal. A DEA spokesperson tells CNN that includes cannabidiol, or CBD, derived from industrial hemp.

CBD is making hemp a potentially huge cash crop because some believe it can help with anxiety, arthritis, stress and other conditions.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved only one CBD-containing drug, Epidiolex, which is used to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy.

CBD derived from marijuana plants, like marijuana itself, remains a Schedule I drug.

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