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The Differences Between Marijuana and Hemp

The past 100 years in the U.S. have seen the evolution of hemp and cannabis take over. Little do most people know, however, cannabis and hemp are wildly different despite common misconceptions. While some may believe that there are many similarities between cannabis and hemp, the two plants have different characteristics and different legal standings as well.

First, we should define the differences between the two substances. Cannabis by itself has two different defining families that it can come from. Those two are known as Sativa and Indica. Hemp is classified as part of the Cannabis Sativa family which does give it close ties to its illicit brother.


Sativa Investments PLC invest in global companies which are well-placed to take advantage of the dynamic regulatory environment surrounding medical cannabis. Their investment strategy focuses on production, pharmacology, testing and compliance, R&D commercialisation, and sales and marketing.

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