There is often a lot of confusion about the differences between hemp and marijuana and how to correctly identify each one. I recently saw some suspicious-looking plants growing in my neighborhood and was curious about what they are. So, I did some research, and this is what I found out. Hemp is rigid structurally and grows up to 12 feet tall and are often much less bush-like than marijuana plants.
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How to Identify a Hemp Plant | Key Characteristics – Survival Freedom
How to Identify a Hemp Plant | Key Characteristics
The number of species within the genus is disputed. Three species may be recognized: Cannabis sativa , Cannabis indica , and Cannabis ruderalis ; C. The plant is also known as hemp , although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre , hemp seeds and their oils , hemp leaves for use as vegetables and as juice , medicinal purposes , and as a recreational drug.
Cannabis sativa is an annual herbaceous flowering plant indigenous to Eastern Asia , but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use. The species was first classified by Carl Linnaeus in The flowers of Cannabis sativa are unisexual and plants are most often either male or female. Male plants shed their pollen and die several weeks prior to seed ripening on the female plants.