Everything that blooms is not drugs

Hemp is the plant from which marijuana is obtained, but not everything in the plant has psychoactive effects.

These effects are generated by a specific compound, called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But the plant contains many other substances with the potential to become pharmacological active principles. For this reason, in the European Union it was established that legal hemp plantations could not contain more than 0.3% THC. Above that percentage, the plant is already popularly known as marijuana, although this is also the name given to the set of dried leaves that are consumed as a drug.

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