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Agricultural Hemp vs. Marijuana: Cultivation Techniques

When it comes to cannabis, there is a lot of information and misinformation circling the internet. With growing support for marijuana legalization (61% in 2018 vs. 57% in 2017), America is running into the desperate need for readily available information on the plant responsible for so much controversy.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that all cannabis gets you high. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Agricultural hemp is produced for textiles, CBD oil extracts, paper and a number of other uses. The plant most commonly used in the hemp industry is Cannabis Sativa, growing between 10 and 15 feet tall before harvesting. Industrial hemp plants also have little to no THC, meaning that they have no psychoactive properties.

Industrial Hemp Cultivation

One of the biggest differences between industrial-scale hemp production and marijuana growing operations is the environment in which you grow it. Industrial hemp is clutivated outdoors due to the massive size the crops can reach. The point of this type of hemp production is to get the greatest quantity for the lowest cost. Since the fibers and CBD contents will largely remain the same if using one hemp strain unilaterally, the deviation between each plant will be negligible.

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[Read more at Colorado Springs Independent]
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