Botanically, hemp and marijuana are from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa. However, hemp and marijuana are genetically distinct forms of cannabis that are distinguished by their use and chemical composition as well as by differing cultivation practices in their production. The two are from distinct strains of Cannabis sativa called varieties or cultivars. Hemp is generally characterized by plants that are low in delta-9 THC,
any CBD product produced with a delta-9 THC < .3% is considered legal (as per Farm Bill 12/20/18) in all 50 states as an industrial hemp product.