Hemp vs Marijuana

Hemp

Non-Psychoactive

High amounts of cannabidiol (CBD)

Legal

Less than 0 to 0.3% THC

Grows in most
climates

Skinnier leaves concentrated at the top

Used for medical and industrial
purposes

Marijuana

Psychoactive

High amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol 

Only legal in certain states

5-35% THC

Grows in a carefully controlled atmosphere

Broad leaves with tight buds

Used for medical and recreational purposes

Both

From the cannabis family

Made illegal under The Controlled Substance Act of 1970