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Hemp and Marijuana, what is the difference?

Article by Dr A. Marzini 
Doctor of Alternative Medicine, Naturopathy

Often mistaken for each other, hemp and marijuana are of the same species of Cannabis sativa L. plant but from a subspecies that contains many important differences, the former being cultivated for seeds, oil and fiber, while the latter has historically been cultivated for its high content of THC, a psychoactive compound known as Tetrahydrocannabinoid, the intoxicating ingredient.

It is important to note that industrial hemp contains less than 1.5% THC and products derived from it generally contain less than 0.3% THC. The cultivation of this plant is legal in numerous countries.

The edible products obtained from industrial hemp, mainly the seeds and oil, are rich in protein, vitamins and fatty acids, so they’re an important source of nutrients that causes no side-effects.

Thanks to its versatility, hemp is used as raw material for textile  (Hemp fibre is the longest, strongest and most durable of all natural fibres)  and body care products, pet food, paper, detergents and biomass fuel.

Characteristics and Differences

Hemp is grown differently than marijuana and the oil is obtained from specific parts of the plant which do not contain THC.

The reason for the low THC content in hemp is that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary component that produces THC.

On the positive side, industrial hemp is high in a substance called Cannabidiol (CBD).

The plant owes its therapeutic properties to cannabidiol, a compound that was proven to have beneficial effects in nausea, inflammation, anxiety, convulsions and epileptic seizures.

A significant number of studies have shown that CBD has positive effects on blood pressure and nervous system and can be a potential solution for stimulating bone growth, IBS, possibly inhibiting tumor growth and aiding diabetes.

(Note: These statements are not medical advice and sourced from current research, High CBD HEMP Oil is currently only legal to be sold in Australia for external use or with a medial script)

Elixinol™ is a Hemp Oil derived from specially bred Industrial Hemp plants with a high CBD content.

It is a wholesome extract, not synthetic and not an isolate. It contains all the synergistic Cannabinoids, Terpenoids, Essential Oils and other compounds of the original plant.

The Marzini Natural Medicine Clinic is a retailer of Elixinol™ on the Gold Coast, Australia.

In Australia products can be purchased directly through the clinic,

or if overseas ordered online when visiting

By entering a "coupon code" at the checkout stage, a 10% discount will be granted. 

Use "coupon code" :     Marzini10off

For more information on HIGH CBD HEMP OILS available in Australia, visit:

Marzini Natural Medicine Clinic

655 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera 4209

Dr A. Marzini 

Doctor of Alternative Medicine, Naturopathy.


7 Jun 2016

Article/Information supplied by Andreas Marzini

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.