The Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana

Nov 10, 2023

It’s important to know the difference between hemp and medical marijuana before giving it to you or your loved ones.

We are frequently asked if Pet Releaf products contain marijuana or if they will get your pet high. Here’s everything you need to know about the differences between hemp and marijuana to clarify why Pet Releaf CBD Hemp products are the best option for you and your furry friends.

Do marijuana and hemp come from the same plant?

Hemp and marijuana do not come from the same plant. They are both part of the cannabis family but each plant has distinct differences. The main one being that the hemp plant is very very low in THC and high in CBD. Marijuana is very high in THC and very low in the ultra-beneficial cannabinoid CBD. For this reason, hemp is legal in all 50 states whereas marijuana is not.

How hemp is grown compared to marijuana is an important difference.

Another important way in which marijuana and hemp differ is with the way in which they are grown. Pet Releaf CBD hemp oil is grown outdoors in natural sunlight, requires little water and is one of the most eco-friendly crops in the world. Medical Marijuana is typically grown in large warehouses using extremely high amounts of electricity (for intense lighting and massive A/C and ventilation systems) and water.

Lastly, Pet Releaf hemp is USDA certified organic whereas medical marijuana cannot be USDA certified organic.

The way hemp/marijuana oils are extracted is important.

Pet Releaf CBD hemp oil is extracted using super critical CO2 methods – no harmful solvents ever.
Medical Marijuana oils almost always use butane or other dangerous solvents for extractions.

Is it safe to give my pets marijuana?

No! Marijuana has a very high amount of THC which is extremely dangerous to give to your pets. Medical marijuana is psychoactive which can cause psychotic events or static attacks when consumed by pets. Because of this, it’s important that when buying CBD Hemp Oil products you ensure the hemp oil is not being extracted from a marijuana hybrid hemp plant.

Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil is non-psychoactive and will not get your pets “high” or stoned.” It is extracted from a full spectrum hemp plant and your pet is able to completely and safely digest our products.

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