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Is There a Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

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Let’s address the question of the difference between hemp and marijuana once and for all.

Marijuana will get you high and give you the munchies. Hemp will not.

There are all kinds of scientific reports that will give you formal descriptions of the difference between hemp and marijuana but the important thing for you to understand is that there IS a difference.

The following list of celebrities smoke marijuana and don’t care if you know it:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Natalie Portman
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Rihanna
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Drew Barrymore

Following is a list of celebrities that smoke industrial hemp:


So basically, the difference between hemp and marijuana comes down to economic growth versus pleasure; endless uses and benefits versus a good time and too many Doritos.

Don’t get us wrong… we do recognize the medical benefits of marijuana, such as uses for cancer patients, regulating pain, anxiety, and giving appetite for those who have difficulty because of an illness, among other benefits. But let’s face it… it’s still considered a class one drug by the federal government. So unless you live in a state where it is legal, marijuana is still illegal.

Why it is Important to Know the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana

So why should you care that there is a difference between hemp and marijuana? Well, when you say that you are investing in hemp some people may jump to the wrong conclusions. It is funny how quickly some can judge others simply from one single word.

That single prejudice is what is keeping our country from recognizing the financial, economic and agricultural benefits of one of the most versatile crops available. It is the ignorance of a large population of our country and sadly, those in a leadership role that control each state’s ability to legally grow and harvest industrial hemp, that continue to hold back farmers from recognizing the benefits of growing industrial hemp.

However, we are moving in the right direction. With the expected legalization in Hawaii and Alabama, there will be 28 states where growing industrial hemp is legal. In a recent Hemp, Inc. press release, Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), commented:

Twenty-eight states have passed legislation in favor of hemp. That includes the four states (Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee) that border Alabama. As more states catch on to industrial hemp, more opportunity abounds for Hemp, Inc. and the farmers. We have the only large-scale, commercial decortication facility in the U.S. and are amassing an arsenal of portable decorticators.”

We are over halfway there!  And more states are expected to legalize industrial hemp in the remainder of this year. Stay tuned to Hemp, Inc. for all the latest updates. In the meantime, you can do your part by explaining the difference between hemp and marijuana to your friends. Remember; one gets you high and the other raises our country to new heights!