Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial use. It is used to make a wide range of products, including textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, food, and more. Unlike other varieties of Cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound that produces a high. This means that hemp products do not have the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. In many countries, hemp is legal to grow and use in various products.