Hemp: What’s the Hype and Does it Make You (or Your Pet) High?

To answer this question, we must make some distinctions of the terms involved with cannabis. Ganja, marijuana and weed are general names often used to describe varietals of the genus Cannabis that contain high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can get a person or a pet ‘high’.  True names of these varietals include northern lights, white rhino, purple haze and many more.

To make it clear, think of grapes! Grapes have different varietals. There is merlot, cabernet, zinfandel, chardonnay; list goes on and on. Some grapes have more tannins than others; some have more resveratrol. The same goes for cannabis. Different varietals of cannabis have various levels of active compounds - such as THC. 

Hemp – like the varietals northern lights and white rhino – is a varietal classified under the genus Cannabis,

What’s the hype about hemp?

Now we know that hemp doesn’t make a person (or a pet) ‘high’.  So, what is the big hype about hemp? In our humble opinion, hemp is one of the most amazing plants on earth.  The entire hemp plant – the stalk, the leaves, the flowers (buds) and the seeds – can be used for processing; it is a very environmentally friendly plant. The stalk can be used for industrial purposes including rope, clothing and bio-fuel; the leaves, flowers and seeds are used for a variety of nutritional and medical purposes.

Hemp seed is a source of nutritional support

  • Highly digestible complete protein
  • Excellent source of omega fatty acids in an optimal ratio
  • Source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, and calcium

Hemp seed offers general health support

  • Cognitive support
  • Immune function support
  • Anti-inflammatory support
  • Supports good skin health

Hemp leaf is a source of cannabinoids (CBD) that may:

  • Support neuro-protection
  • Provide nausea and vomiting support
  • Provide pain relief support
  • Provide anxiety support
  • Provide anti-convulsion support

So, hemp does not make you high and the hype about hemp is real.

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