Surely no members of vegetable kingdom have ever been more misunderstood than hemp. Hemp, or Cannabis sativa, is a flexible plant that can be grown in many different climates to produce a number of particulars. Its fiber can be used to turn into clothing, its seeds can make for a nutritious food, and its oils are in-demand for their high cannabinoid count in making of beauty products. There’s lots of chat about hemp products in the wellness world, and lots of ensuing confusion. Here are some misconceptions and myths about hemp plant.
SOMKING INDUSTRIAL HEMP GETS A PERSON HIGH
The Marijuana form of cannabis sativa contains the compound delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for its psychoactive properties; The THC levels in industrial hemp are so low that no one could get high from smoking it. Moreover, hemp contains a comparatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, CBD, that actually blocks the marijuana high. Hemp, it turns out, is not only not marijuana; it could be called “antimarijuana.”
HEMP IS JUST ANOTHER SUPERFOOD
The word “superfood” is used around a lot. But for hemp, it really rings true. Hemp is the only food source which contain an ideal ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. These omega oils cannot be made by the human body and hence are deemed essential and must be consumed via diet. These are called the “good fat” that promote cardiovascular health and combat bad cholesterol. It has more protein than flax and chia seeds which is quite easily digested.
IT’S JUST PROTEIN FOR VEGANS
Hemp is full of proteins containing all the essential and non-essential amino acids, therefore making it a great source of protein for everyone. It’s the ideal addition to many dishes and suitable for all diets. Because hemp has all essential and non-essential amino acids and its protein is made up of 65% edestin (a highly digestible form of protein) and albumin – the highest in the plant kingdom.
HEMP IS ONLY GROWN TO CONCEAL MARIJUANA PLANTS
Each species of cannabis requires different growing conditions and hemp is grown quite differently from marijuana. If sown together it will result in cross-pollination. At the end of the day, it would significantly reduce the potency of marijuana plant
LEGALIZING HEMP WOULD GIVE THE WRONG MESSAGE TO CHILDREN
It is the current refusal of the drug enforcement agencies to distinguish between agricultural crop and a drug crop which is sending the wrong message to the children.
HEMP OIL IS PSYCHOACTIVE
People are having a misconception that hemp oil makes you high (psychoactive) or intoxicates the same way as THC does; this is not the case.
HEMP IS NOT ECONOMICALLY WORKABLE
The market for hemp products is growing rapidly. But if it were not, when has a crop outlawed simply because government agencies thought it would be unprofitable to grow.
CBD HEMP OIL IS ILLEGAL IN INDIA
If CBD products are extracted from hemp then they are legal to purchase and use in India. Products above 0.3% THC content are classified as cannabis product and hence they are illegal in a country.