Hemp vs Marijuana: Understanding the Differences and Myths

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by Ananta Hemp Works

Vol No. 21 | August 11th 2023

What is your take on hemp and Marijuana? Are they the same plant or two different plants?
Read on, here are a few myths busted!

Hemp vs marijuana

Did you know that hemp and Marijuana are not the same thing!!? The leading boom in the hemp industry has raised many confused hands regarding the similarity of hemp with Marijuana. The same analogous nature of these two plants is also the cause for assuming the hallucinative effect of hemp, which is a feature of pure marijuana only.

Most often many people tend to believe that both hemp and marijuana are the same.

Well! Hemp and Marijuana are different!


Hemp is becoming extremely popular in India where agriculture and the medicinal whereabouts of the plant have escalated and so have many myths about the same. Here are a few common myths debunked.

1. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant

Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the same plant species (Cannabis sativa), however, they are entirely distinct cultivars. Marijuana is defined as cannabis when it contains substantial quantities of THC and is psychoactive. The plant is categorized as hemp if it contains only trace quantities of THC and is nonpsychoactive. Therefore, the same species but different plan.

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2. Hemp makes you high

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Marijuana plants contain high amount of THC. Hemp, on the contrary, generally contains very low amounts of THC. It’s insufficient to generate a little stir.

3. CBD products come from hemp

Despite the majority of publicly traded CBD oils being produced from hemp, it’s risky to assume you’re obtaining a hemp-based composition simply because it’s labelled as a CBD product. CBD (cannabidiol) is found in both hemp and marijuana. As a result, you must exercise caution when purchasing cannabidiol products online. a few of these goods contain marijuana and may be intoxicating.

4. Hemp seed oil is the same as CBD oil

Although this is regarded as a hemp myth, it is a genuine misperception. A casual shopper will frequently purchase hemp seed oil assuming it contains CBD, yet hemp seed oil contains no cannabidiol at all. CBD is obtained from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. The seeds of hemp are used to extract hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil contains more Omega3 fatty acid which adds to its medicinal value.

Difference between hemp and marijuana

The differences between the two: Hemp Vs Marijuana

Although both hemp and marijuana have the same botanical name, Cannabis sativa, they are two different plants with two different chemical consistency and entirely different usage.
Marijuana mainly refers to cannabis variants used medicinally as pain-reducing medications or for leisure purposes as a psychoactive drug, while hemp plants are cultivated for their medical values, where the essential components are isolated and combined with wellness brought to acquire its benefits. Hemp plants are also cultivated for fibre and a variety of other related goods, including meals and beverages.


Hemp Seeds are home to a unique blend of fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 which are very effective in rejuvenating the body. Many studies have proved the cardinal effect of hemp seed oil in treating many skin ailments including eczema and psoriasis. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are found to be effective in controlling various lifestyle ailments like diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, PCOS, obesity, various joint pains and many others. Hemp seed oil is also found to be effective for topical application and can also be consumed with your food.


A common confusion raised while looking for hemp products is their quality. The concern is as to whether the hemp seed oil you’re purchasing has more THC or if will it be hallucinating.
Ananta hemp works, a startup run by nature enthusiasts, hemp workers and profound Ayurvedic practitioners is here for your rescue. Here at Ananta Hemp Works, we bring to you the best hemp cultivated under AYUSH guidelines for our customers. The rightfully cultivated hemp is handpicked and sourced to our units for manufacture and packaging, all under strict quality control.

Here with Ananta hemp works, you can get hold of the best hemp products for your complete wellness, petcare, mind and beauty care. Join our hemp journey to see its magical result on your body!!

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