Does hemp produce plastic? Hemp is one of the many names given to the Cannabis Sativa plant. Contrary to common belief, hemp is not the same as marijuana. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.5% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the mind-changing psychoactive property of marijuana. Therefore, one does not get "high" from hemp.   Industrial hemp is grown in many parts of the world and produces the strongest natural fiber known to man. As a raw material it is one of the ...