Is hemp THC more than just a trend? Some are on the fence, questioning if and how it works given cannabinoids have been illegal for so long. Let's find out! We'll break down the science, the rules, and help you understand if/how hemp THC is legal for you.
What's the Difference?
Hemp THC works exactly the same as regular THC, but comes from the hemp plant instead of the cannabis plant. The plants are closely related and they both produce the same compounds—while cannabis generally comes in between 20-30% THC and <1% CBD, hemp clocks in at <1% THC and 20-30% CBD.
Does it work the same way? When it comes down to your body's endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids are cannabinoids (whether they come from hemp or cannabis)! So yes, hemp THC works just as well as legal cannabis THC! We're here to decode the science, so you get the real deal.
Why Hemp THC?
Thanks to a federal ruling back in 2018, hemp is legally separate from cannabis and therefore legal anywhere in the nation. That said, state and local laws can and will be enforced depending on location so it’s important to understand your area’s rules around buying and possessing hemp. Thankfully, very few places across the country have outright banned hemp THC. Should you want to dive deeper, google “hemp THC legality [your state]” and refer to a local authority.
Whether you've always been THC-curious but didn’t know where to start, or a seasoned enthusiast, hemp THC might be worth exploring for you. As always, we recommend you consult with your local regulations to be best informed.