Hemp and cannabis originate from the same plant, but through breeding, evolution and hybridization, modern cannabis now comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa – a female, branchlike plant that grows up to six feet tall. Its dried flowers and seed pods produce marijuana. Hemp comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa L. (or Cannabis Indica), a tall cane-like plant that grows up to five meters (16 feet) tall. While cannabis is enjoyed for its medicinal, recreational or spiritual use by smoking its flowers, commercialized hemp uses the plant’s stalk, fiber and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, building materials and other things. Its hard wooden core can even be used for carpentry!