Even though cannabis is one of the hottest trends in the world today, there is so much confusion about cannabis.
The good thing is it’s being talked about everywhere and it’s gone mainstream.
A topic that was once shunned or looked down upon is now being accepted with open arms and an open mind.
However, just saying the word ‘cannabis’ doesn’t really mean much.
It’s like saying ’taco’. 🌮
Are we talking about a chicken taco, steak taco, soft shell taco… you get the idea.
So, to arm you with the right knowledge, here’s a simple explanation of cannabis that will clear the air (pun intended).
The Cannabis Species
Cannabis is a species.
The cannabis species has 2 plants… the hemp plant and the marijuana plant.
Most people only know about the marijuana plant, because honestly that’s all that’s ever talked about.
Not until recently did the hemp plant come into the spotlight.
The marijuana plant is short and stocky, while the hemp plant is long and stalky.
Both plants grow outdoors naturally.
They can also be grown indoors in greenhouses, warehouses, garages, or anywhere else where the environment can be controlled.
Marijuana typically takes 3-4 months to grow while hemp typically grows in about 60 days.
Therefore, both plants can cycle through their harvests a few times a year.
The 2 Main Compounds In Cannabis
THC and CBD are the 2 main compounds found in the cannabis species.
What is possibly confusing is the marijuana plant and the hemp plant BOTH contain THC and CBD in them.
The marijuana plant is typically very high in THC and low in CBD, while the hemp plant is almost exactly the opposite.
If you’re not sure what the differences are between THC and CBD, just remember this.
THC gets you high, and CBD gets you healthy. 💯
There are actually over 100 compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the cannabis species.
These are by far the 2 most popular, and most abundant.
How They Are Used In Society
When you hear people talk about smoking pot, weed, getting high, whatever, they are talking about marijuana and THC.
When you hear people talk about relieving anxiety, improving digestion, reducing inflammation, they are talking about CBD.
What’s important to know is that when you are using a hemp-derived product like CBD oil, edibles, or topicals, you absolutely can NOT get high from using those products.
Even though cannabis is a hot topic and people are talking about it everywhere, there’s still a stigma about cannabis.
The number one question people wonder is if they will get high using a CBD product.
The concern is understandable, but now that you are armed with the knowledge, you know more than 99% of the people out there.
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