by Allan Day
If you mention “hemp,” most people are going to immediately assume you’re talking about marijuana. However, the two are actually quite distinct. While hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant, it is a variety which is extremely low in THC, and thus would not be terribly satisfying to smoke. It is a very useful plant, however. It’s environmentally friendly and it can be harvested for its use in textiles, paper, and biodegradable plastics, among other things.
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