Inside the hemp industry
What is the hemp plant?
Hemp is a plant that has been domesticated and used for industrial and wellness purposes for thousands of years. It has little or no psychoactive properties, unlike the closely related marijuana plant.
Is the hemp plant federally legal?
In the 2018 Farm Bill, the US government determined that hemp is federally legal. It defined hemp as any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% of the Delta-9-THC that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties.
What is a cannabinoid?
There are many different types of cannabinoids, which are compounds that are found in (or derived from) cannabis plants, and which bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the human body. Some cannabinoids can get you high, but others have different types of effects.