Technically, industrial hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis Sativa. Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed fiber strain of the Cannabis plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug. Think of the Cannabis Sativa grouping of plants as the Canine family, who’s genetic makeup has been altered to give way to breeds like Chihuahuas (High yield, high-protein seed producing Cannabis), Bassett Hounds (flowering, high THC marijuana for medical and psychoactive aspects), and Great Danes (low THC, thick stem Cannabis – industrial hemp strain for building material).
Establishing Industrial Hemp Symbol
There is considerable need for a symbolic representation of industrial hemp to distinguish itself from the mainstream marijuana “pot” leaf. To serve that end, Alembic Studio presents the following graphical distinction: