What Are Industrial Hemp Plants?

Industrial hemp is another word for hemp plants that contain little to no active THC. This is a term used to differentiate hemp from the plants used to make marijuana products.

The term industrial refers to the historical use of hemp plants. They were used as a source of building materials and textiles in the early and mid-1900s. Industrial hemp plants grew much taller and faster than marijuana plants. They were a rich source of fiber used to make clothing and ropes.

During every major war in the United States and Europe, hemp plants served as a staple manufacturing material and were in high demand.

Today, industrial hemp is still used for its fiber, but many companies are also using them to make CBD extracts.