Hemp is often confused with marijuana, as they both belong to Cannabis Sativa L. species, and the two terms are used interchangeably. However, they are different in composition (chemotype) and their applications. While marijuana is mainly used for recreational and medical purposes, Hemp can be found as an ingredient in dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, building and other accessories.
Marijuana is a mixture of plant material and the dried flowers of Cannabis Sativa. Though it is often used recreationally, marijuana also has a number of medical uses. It contains high levels of THC, which is the primary psychoactive component that gives patients the euphoric feeling generally associated with the drug. Resin is found mainly in the female plant, which growers harvest and dry. Marijuana also contains 500 other compounds, with greater than 100 being from the cannabinoids family.