Agricultural hemp has tall, bamboo like, thick stocks, thin leaves, and little to no flowers. Defined as a cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC, hemp is grown mainly to make textiles, foods and oils and does not get you “high”. Growing agricultural hemp has less restrictions than marijuana, which allows to be grown in larger scales and outdoors.
Marijuana plants tend to be shorter and are grown for their flowers. The THC content is higher in these plants and is mainly used recreationally, however some states have legislation in place to allow marijuana for medical use with a recommendation from doctors. Because of restrictions in growing marijuana, growing these plants can be extremely difficult and leave an enormous carbon footprint, depending on the growing practices.