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Hemp, Marijuana, or Cannabis?

Hemp, Marijuana, or Cannabis?

The cannabis plant is one of the most misunderstood. Terminology around it is often misused, which only furthers the confusion. Is it marijuana or hemp? Is hemp considered cannabis? Does all cannabis get you high?

Marijuana is cannabis.

Hemp is cannabis.

Hemp is not marijuana. Marijuana is not hemp.


Cannabis sativa is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family.

Marijuana and hemp are broad, non-scientific terms created for the cannabis plant. Both are the same species: cannabis. Both produce cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds.


The most popular slang for cannabis is “marijuana” (originally spelled “marihuana”). In the 1900s during the Prohibition, it was created by propaganda campaigns. The government and big businesses engineered these campaigns to demonize users, perpetuate xenophobia & racism, and advocate for the plant’s illegality. Many bureaucrats used the term for negative association with illegal immigration. The term is still misused.

Today marijuana refers specifically to flower with more than 0.3% THC levels. Grown for medical and adult use, the term is interchangeable with cannabis and generally contains up to 30% THC levels. However, cannabis is definitely the more politically and scientifically correct term.


Hemp is a term for cannabis applied by the government for industrially-produced cannabis intended for non-psychedelic use. Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibers and believed to be the first crop cultivated by humans!

The term hemp includes flower with trace THC levels at or below 0.3% and higher levels of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes. Hemp is primarily used for medicinal and therapeutic effects. It does not get people “high” like high-THC cannabis.

It can make countless items, including clothing, rope, clothing, jewelry, bags, textiles, paint, building materials, insulation, paper, foods, drinks, inks, fuel, solvents, diapers, shoes, packaging, body care, and more. Research also shows that hemp may be able to clean toxic soil.

All Cosset products are hemp-derived and contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any condition. Please consult a licensed healthcare physician before consuming new supplements or herbs


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