Although Hemp and Marijuana are both apart of the same plant family (cannabis), the differences between the two plants can not be understated. Hemp has a multitude of uses that range from food, to construction materials that has earned it its distinction as an enormously useful plant that has many uses in society. Marijuana does not share the same properties of hemp that causes hemp to be so easily utilized in many areas. Another key difference between hemp and marijuana is the fact that Marijuana is generally more potent in THC, whereas Hemp is generally more potent in CBD. This difference means that Marijuana is generally the plant used when an individual would like to have a psychoactive experience, and Hemp is used when one would want strictly the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Hemp is also a completely legal plant in all 50 states, while Marijuana is largely still criminalized across America. There are many key differences between hemp and marijuana but it all boils down to a very simple distinction. Hemp is the more useful plant, which can be cultivated to be used as a building block in almost all areas of society. Marijuana on the other hand, is something mostly just used for fun. This is not to say that marijuana is completely useless. Marijuana still can contain some CBD, which means that it can be used for medicinal purposes which is obviously a good thing. But Hemp is so much more valuable in terms of raw usage capabilities and it comes with the added benefit of being complete legal.