Hemp, also referred to as industrial hemp, is a variety or species of the genus plant Cannabis Sativa L and is distinct in that it does not contain greater than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a dry weight basis. The low concentration of THC contained in the hemp plant does not cause the psychosomatic effects that are associated with marijuana varieties of Cannabis which contain higher concentrations of THC.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a dominant phytocannabinoid, among more thanone hundred other phytocannabinoids, identified in hemp and unique to the Cannabis plant genus. Hemp-derived CBD is a naturally occurring compound concentrated in the resinous flower of the plant. CBD, among many others of the more than one hundred phytocannabinoids in hemp, does not cause a psychosomatic or intoxicating experience.