What on earth is hemp?
Everyone seems to be talking about hemp – but what is it and how can it help you?
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? Will it make me high?
Hemp and marijuana are two strains of the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but with very different properties. Marijuana is classified as a narcotic because it contains a substance known as THC which gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Hemp has extremely low levels of THC (less than 0.2%) and therefore will not make you high.
When did all this become legal?
Hemp has been grown widely and legally across many EU countries and the US for centuries. In fact, all the way back in 1533, King Henry VIII made it compulsory by law to grow hemp. For every 60 acres of farmland, cultivators had to grow ¼ acre of hemp as this was used to create rope for the Royal Navy.