Hemp and Cannabis are two names because they are IN FACT two different plants, They are similar, they are both amazing but they have different uses and they are different and should not be confused. Because while one can heal our planet the other can heal our species but they are NOT the same and one can NOT be substituted for the other expecting the same results. It is my opinion that Industrial Hemp is being pushed off on unsuspecting uneducated people in the form of CBD oil from the cannabis plant. Beings that most folks do not know the difference it is an easy way for the higher ups to get in and pervert things and to keep us sick. Lets just do a slight of hand and keep the dumb dumber…ugh they are different and I am going to try and explain them to you.
When people think of marijuana they mostly think of a burning joint or a glass bong filled with white smoke. Until recently no one would equate the cannabis plant with plant based plastics, durable paper or military grade fabrics. It is my opinion they still should not be confused. they are different.
So how is Hemp different from Cannabis one might ask…..
genetics…. cannabis is the oldest domesticated crop. Throughout history humans have grown DIFFERENT varieties of cannabis for industrial and medical uses. The tall sturdy plants grown by early civilizations to make a variety of foods, oils, textiles, such as rope and fabric. The cannabis plant was bred with other plants with the same nature and characteristics which led to the cannabis we now know as Hemp.
Other plants in this family were recognized for their psychoactive effects and were bred specifically for spiritual rituals and medicinal purposes. This led to the unique variety of cannabis that we call marijuana.
The core agricultural differences between medicinal cannabis and hemp are largely found in their genetic parenting and the cultivation environment. Scientist believe that the early separation of the cannabis gene pool led to two distinct types of cannabis known as Indica and Sativa
THC content The cannabis plant contains high levels of THC, hemp contains a minimal amount 0.03% of THC. This is at present the single thing they use to differentiate the plants however it is far from the only difference. Any cannabis plant with higher levels than 0.03% are considered to be marijuana. (crappy marijuana but marijuana none the less)
Cannabis plants contain unique compounds called cannabinoids. Research has revealed over 60 different cannabinoids thus far, but THC is the most well known, THC is what is credited for the HIGH feeling you get when ingesting cannabis. Comparing medical marijuana to hemp is silly medical marijuana usually contains anywhere from 5 to 20% THC on average with top shelf strains coming in at 25-30% THC.
There are a lot of debates going on suggesting that CBD derived from industrial Hemp has the same healing properties as cannabis derived CBD products. Most people do not even realize there is hemp derived CBD verses cannabis derived CBD most people do not even realize they are NOT the same plant.Though agricultural hemp and medical marijuana both originated from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, agricultural hemp, which is often referred to as the hemp stalk grows differently than THC containing cannabis and looks very similar to bamboo. While the THC producing marijuana plants are grown to an average of 5 to 8 feet in height and are spaced 8 to 10 feet apart agricultural hemp is grown to 15 feet and is only placed 3 to 6 inches apart.
Hemp has little potential to produce THC the compound that kills free radical cell growth. The legal argument that has allowed the legalization of hemp derived CBD oil leaves lots to my imagination. But the fact is the US Gov has a patent on CBD and are allowing industrial hemp derived CBD to get into our hands easily… Why one might ask? Because they have no fear that it will hurt the pharmaceutical companies… Why one might ask? because they know there is no medicinal value in CBD derived from Hemp so they do not care if we take it in fact the hemp CBD coming from China is TOXIC it will IN FACT make you sick. They did a 5 year GMO study on the bullshit coming out of China and guess what that very company opened its doors in Colorado as soon as the hemp growing laws were changed there. Hempison Biotech is the name of this company and it is my opinion that they are the Devil incarnate…. Products derived from Hemp are considerably different than products derived from the resinous cannabis flower frequently referred to as whole plant medicine..
Hemp, on the hand, is used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is a high-growing plant, typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, and much more.
Only products made from industrial hemp (less than 0.3% THC) are legal to sell, buy, consume, and ship. This single factor (0.3%) is how most people distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.” This limit has led to mass controversy (for good reason), which I will dive into a bit later. But first, let’s take a look at how hemp is utilized all over the world.From hemp apparel and accessories to diets and hemp seed oil cosmetics, the plant is seemingly found everywhere you look. Hemp can be made into wax, resin, rope, cloth paper and fuel, among many other things.
One of the reasons hemp is so valuable is because of its fiber length and strength. These long bast fibers have been used to make paper almost two milenias. Thomas Jefferson drafted both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution on hemp paper.
Today, 95% of paper is made from wood pulp. This makes little sense when considering hemp can easily produce much more paper per acre than wood pulp alternatives.
The hemp paper process also utilizes less energy and fewer chemicals than tree paper processing and doesn’t create the harmful dioxins, chloroform, or any of the other 2,000 chlorinated organic compounds that have been identified as byproducts of the wood paper process.
Studies have shown consumption of raw hemp seeds can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, accelerate weight loss, improve one’s immune system, control blood sugar levels, and even reduce inflammation. This makes hemp seeds extremely nutritious. They contain a bundle of essential amino acids and fatty-acids. This may explain why the “hemp for food” industry is growing rapidly and has increased over 300 percent, to an estimated 25,000 products, in the past few years.
In its raw form, hemp has the second highest amount of protein of any food (soy being the highest). However, because the hemp seed’s protein more closely resembles the protein found in human blood, it is much easier to digest than soy protein. Hemp seeds can be eaten whole, pressed into oil, or ground into flour for baking.
In America, products derived from hemp seed, such as hemp seed spreads, hemp seed energy bars, hemp seed meal, and hemp oil – are widely available in natural food stores such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s supermarkets.
Hemp seed oil is perfectly suited for hair and skin care. Its nutritional value, combined with its moisturizing and replenishing EFA’s, make it one of the best vegetable body care foundations. Hemp seed oil’s EFA complement includes polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, linoleic acid, and gamma linoleic acids (GLA’s). Although they are very effective in skin care maintenance, GLA’s are rarely found in natural oils. Hemp is an excellent source of GLA’s.
Additionally, oil derived from hemp seed has shown promise in treating exema (chronic dry skin) in patients, although whole-plant cannabis oil has been proven to be more effective in treating more severe skin disorders, like skin cancer.
Hemp seeds have provided a combustible fuel oil throughout human history. Basically, hemp can provide two types of fuel:
1. Hemp biodiesel – made from the oil of the (pressed) hemp seed.
2. Hemp ethanol/methanol – made from the fermented stalk.
The concept of using oil derived from vegetables as an engine fuel is nothing new. In 1895, Dr. Rudolf Diesel developed the first diesel engine to run on vegetable oil — peanut oil to be exact. When you press the hemp seeds and extract the oil, you are actually creating hemp biodiesel. Additionally, through processes such as gasification, hemp can be used to make both ethanol and methanol.
There is NO DOUBT that hemp has many many industrial and nutritional values that must not be overlooked. It even helps with SOME medical things but it IS NOT THE CURE IT DOES NOT KILL FREE RADICAL CELL GROWTH THAT ALONE IS DONE BY CANNABIS DERIVED CBD AND CANNABIS OIL…. DO NOT BE FOOLED…..
To Be Continued….