The Science Behind Hemp

For something bred to chill you out, there sure is a lot of science involved. To introduce you to the nerdy stuff, we’ll start by answering the question: “what is CBD, exactly?” CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol – one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most prevalent of all cannabinoids, coming after THC.

Both smokable hemp flower and marijuana flower are members of the cannabis sativa species. It’s a leafy green shrub responsible for the wonderful world of weed we’ve all come to know and love. Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is considered to be a marijuana plant according the the federal government. Meanwhile, hemp is considered to come from plants with under 0.3% THC, making their byproducts federally legal.

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