One question we’re asked almost daily: What exactly is hemp?
Hemp is a member of the cannabis family. Though nearly indistinguishable by most from the marijuana plant, their genetic structure, cultivation, and application are where they begin to diverge. We believe the benefits of hemp stand on their own. So what is the difference?
Hemp VS Marijuana
Each contains a rich profile of similar phytonutrients and compounds. We begin to differentiate hemp from marijuana based on their cannabinoid profiles.The hemp plant is rich in CBD, and low in THC – it legally cannot contain more than 0.3% delta-9 THC by dry weight. Alternatively, marijuana is high in the psychoactive delta-9 THC compound and low in CBD. While many states have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana, whole spectrum hemp products are accessible to all and have a rightful place in the world of holistic wellness.
The endocannabinoid system
How it works
To understand how cannabis affects the human body, we must begin with the endocannabinoid system. Just think of the ECS as one big communication hub charged with keeping your other bodily systems in homeostasis. How? Click here to learn more about this amazing system!
Hemp Extracts & Creativity
Several studies conducted on the effects of CBD on creativity explore the concept of divergent thinking. These studies mention that THC in small doses had positive effect on consumers. Many hemp extracts contain a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as low doses of THC.
CBD + Your Pet
Like their human counterparts, animals also have an endocannabinoid system. That means they receive many of the same benefits from cannabis products that we do. From stress and anxiety to aging muscles and joints, hemp products may play a valuable role in your pet’s wellness journey. Canni offers a variety of specially formulated tinctures and treats that our customers swear by for their furry family members. Shop our pet products.
Wanna talk sustainability? Hemp has far more uses than just consumption. It has been used for thousands of years to make cloth, paper, rope, construction materials, plastics, and biofuel. With the ban on growing hemp lifted the possibilities are endless. Hemp is a prolific crop, easily cultivated, and it gives back to the earth by detoxifying and returning nutrients to the soil. Practically every part of the plant can be repurposed. In short? Hemp could play a key role in saving the planet!