As far as awareness on hemp is concerned, India is far behind. It is still a taboo and has been stigmatised for years. While many are familiar with marijuana, not many have the knowledge on the significance of hemp.
Marijuana, also known as psychoactive cannabis is mostly used for recreational and medical purposes while hemp is used in various forms like cosmetics, textile, accessories, dietary supplements, etc. The main difference between the two is in its chemical composition. While hemp grows organically and with minimal care, marijuana, on the other hand, is grown in carefully controlled atmosphere. In terms of appearance, the leaves of hemp are skinner and are concentrated at the top while that of marijuana are broad with tight buds.