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Hemp refers to a Cannabis sativa plant species that was grown specifically for industrial purposes. Unlike its close relative marijuana, hemp contains low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high”.

In recent years, hemp has gained attention for its potential therapeutic properties, particularly for its high levels of CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound that has various health and wellness benefits. CBD derived from hemp is legal in many parts of the world, including the US, and is used to produce a wide range of wellness products, including CBD oils, tinctures, capsules, edibles, drinks, and topicals.