When most people hear the word HEMP it conjures up images of peace signs obscured by clouds of skunk scented smoke. That’s unfortunate though because while hemp is a cannabis plant it is NOT the same as marijuana and it does some pretty amazing things.
Both have been used in eastern and western medicines throughout history.
High in CBD
Low in THC (It must have under .3% THC to be considered “industrial-grade” hemp.)
No psychedelic properties
Legal to sell and buy in all 50 states
Pretty much always grown outdoors (Think farm.)
Low in CBD (Almost untraceable.)
High in THC
Illegal to sell, grow or possession in most States
Can be grown both indoors and outdoors although generally it’s done indoors. (Think greenhouse.)
While it’s easy to see from that list that hemp and marijuana are related it’s also easy to see that they are different too. By “see” I mean to actually see. The plants look similar but very different. Look for yourself:
Back to HEMP
Okay, so now we know the differences between the two plants. And we know that only the marijuana plant can get you high, but what does it do? It’s a long list but here are a variety of ways that hemp could be used.
Hemp Rope and Cords
Food and beverage
Most of us have heard of hemp seed oil but not many of us realize just how many different food and drink options come from this beautiful plant. Other than the hemp seeds which are edible by themselves there is:
Protein shakes and drink mixes.
And a ton of additional foods and beverages not listed here.
Basically, if you are stuck on a desert island with a handful of hemp seeds, your doing better than you may think. It’s chalked full of nutrients and minerals as well as probiotics. So not only will you have a full belly, you will be getting healthy food.
Clothes and Fabric
Hemp can be used in many more ways then we have listed here but this is a pretty good overview. If you know of a way hemp is used that needs to be highlighted more leave a comment below. Let’s talk about it.