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Industrial hemp in Berlin, Germany in 2009
Hemp crop in the United Kingdom
Hemp straw for rodents
Hemp wool products

Hemp is taxonomically identical to marijauana (Cannabis sativa), but contains less than 3% THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) by weight[1] and is a commonly refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

The world-leading producer of hemp is China, with smaller production in Europe, Chile and North Korea. Over thirty countries produce industrial hemp, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.[2][3]






Additional Resources


  1. High on Environmentalism by Brian Palmer, Slate
  2. Hemp vs. Marijuana (June 18, 2008), azhemp.org
  3. Hemp Facts (November 09, 2013), thehia.org