Hemp or industrial hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa species that is grown for industrial uses. It is one of the first plants that was grown and spun into usable fiber over 10,000 years ago. Its industrial end-products include textiles, paper, food products, insulation, biodegradable plastics, paint, animal fodder, and bedding.
Hemp has higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC (lesser than 1%), which makes it non-psychoactive. Although hemp and marijuana come from the same species of cannabis, they are genetically distinct and have different uses, cultivation methods, and chemical composition.