Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. These species are indigenous to Central and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber.
As ancient humans began to recognize the practical and nutritional benefits of the male plant and the mystical and medicinal benefits of the female Cannabis plant. It wasn’t long before they became intimately involved with its reproduction.
Due to constant human intervention for thousands of years, Cannabis has evolved into two distinct sub-species called marijuana and hemp. Hemp is the term for the many strains of cannabis that have been selectively bred over thousands of years for it’s seed robustness and fibre strength. Marijuana is the common term for the many strains of cannabis plant that have been selectively bred for thousands of years for it’s flower potency.