Hemp and marijuana are both plants that are part of the Cannabis genus. While they are related, they are very different in many ways. Hemp has a much lower concentration of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, and is primarily used for industrial purposes. Marijuana, on the other hand, is used medicinally and recreationally for its psychoactive effects.
Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products, including rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, food, paper, bioplastics, insulation, and biofuel. Marijuana is typically grown for its buds, which contain the highest concentration of THC compared to other parts of the plant. Hemp and marijuana also differ in their physical appearance. Hemp plants are typically tall and skinny, while marijuana plants are shorter and bushier.