Although we also grow large-scale cannabis for medicinal use, that is not what we are talking about here. At this point we differentiate cannabis from hemp even though they are varieties of the same species with different morphology and chemotype.
It is precisely the chemotype of hemp, rich in CBD and poor in THC, the characteristic by which the plant conforms to European regulations, among others, obtaining broad use permits and cultivation on a commercial scale in many countries.
The hemp plant is classified in history as one of the first cultivated and processed plants for its resistance qualities and possibilities of use. For millennia it was widely used to be later discredited and abandoned its massive cultivation Now, however, its great properties and benefits as well as its sustainability being recognized, its use and cultivation is recovering.
At the moment we have a global frame of increasingly favorable acceptability to the industrial production and legal sale of hemp in all its forms and resulting products. The potential market is large for the industry since its applications, beyond medicinal, therapeutic or recreational use are very numerous, including, among others, manufacturing of textiles, paper, animal feed, fuels, insulation, cosmetic products, products food for humans without psychoactive components such as flours, oils, soft drinks or sweets.
This potentiality of hemp also applies to the pharmaceutical industry due to its possibilities of medicinal and therapeutic use added to the fact that this variety is not psychoactive, since contains negligible levels of THC or psychoactive material, and high concentrations of CBD, CBN, CBG, and other cannabinoids that are very beneficial for health, which makes it widely usable for the entire population.
When we produce hemp for industrial and for completely different reasons than therapeutic or medicinal, we must necessarily establish different conditions d e culture. While we breed cannabis or medicinal varieties of hemp selectively for generations obtaining female plants that produce large amounts of flowers, the hemp that we grow for industrial purposes are plants selected to be males that do not produce flowers and cultivate them under the conditions necessary to enhance its height and the development of thick and long stems. It is clear that hemp takes advantage of everything.