Hemp vs. Marijuana

hemp vs marijuana

At Garden Remedies, we’re changing the conversation about cannabis. We’re pushing aside stereotypes and demonstrating how this all-natural remedy can transform your wellness and lifestyle.

Cannabis is a plant, and Garden Remedies grows ours to the highest indoor, organic standards. What does that mean? It means no pesticides or fertilizers, just all-natural flower, grown in living soil with an immeasurable amount of care for our patients.


What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both part of the Cannabaceae family, therefore, both are considered cannabis. 

In the U.S., the term “hemp” is used to describe a cannabis plant that produces no more than 0.3% THC, which is the molecule that causes the euphoric effects associated with medicinal and adult use cannabis. Hemp has a variety of uses including building materials, fuel, fiber and more. There is a staggering diversity of molecules that plants in this legal category are capable of producing. Among these are the cannabinoids CBD, CBG and CBC, which are valued for their medicinal properties. 

“Marijuana” is the term used to reference the variety of cannabis that produces more than 0.3% THC. THC has many medical benefits and can produce psychoactive, intoxicating effects that can differ based on the different strains present. There are hundreds of different types of strains, each with their own medical benefits and side effects.

 Cannabis, both hemp and marijuana, produces more than 100 unique cannabinoids that mimic compounds produced in the human body. These plant-based cannabinoids can work in place of the endogenous cannabinoids when the body experiences a deficiency in the endocannabinoid system.

 The effects a person might experience from a particular cannabis strain are directly tied to the cannabinoids and terpenes—and how they affect your individual endocannabinoid system. This is why people respond differently to each strain, and why defining a particular product as a sativa or indica strain (terms for different types of cannabis plants) is a poor indicator of the effects cannabis will have on your body. 

The Cannabis Advisors at Garden Remedies are trained to help you learn more about how cannabis products might impact your health. To learn more about what to expect for your first medical visit to Garden Remedies, click here.