Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family. – 1
“Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC
“Marijuana” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC
While CBD is also an essential component of marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. -2
CBD is non-psychoactive yet has been demonstrated to possess medically useful properties. – 3
THC, the main ingredient in Marijuana and is responsible for the “high” of cannabis and can affect perception, mood, emotion, cognition, and motor function. -4
3- ElSohly MA, Mehmedic Z, Foster S, Gon C, Chandra S, Church JC. Changes in Cannabis Potency over the Last Two Decades (1995-2014) – Analysis of Current Data in the United States. Biol Psychiatry. 2016;79(7):613-619.doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.01.004.