So we’ll weed out the myths. And, uh, clear the fog.
Both come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. They have the same pointy leaves and pungent smell.
Even if you smoke it, gulp its peppermint oil and munch on nutty hemp heart seeds and chocolate hemp bark until your belly aches, you’re not gonna binge your way to a buzz. Ever.
It’s possibly the No. 1 question about hemp: Can you get high?
You can throw a party with hemp-laced brownies, but the most your guests can hope for is an extra dose of protein and omega 3’s. Or maybe a more restful sleep.
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However, CBD oil extracted from hemp plants is the only type that the US government allows to be sold legally nationwide.
Over the last few decades, marijuana has steadily gained popularity. And there is no going back. Still, despite all the media buzz about the health benefits of cannabis, it is still largely associated with psychotropic effects. Due to years of suppression of this plant, most people still assume getting medical assistance from cannabis – via hemp or marijuana – means getting high. That’s not necessarily true and there is so much more to cannabis. The bottom line: can CBD make you high? Read on!
Hemp is NOT Marijuana
For that reason, large amounts of hemp are needed to be harvested in order to produce enough CBD extract to be used in CBD-based products. Medical marijuana produces more CBD per plant, but hemp plants can grow closely together, unlike marijuana, thus improving their industrial growth capability. For example, about 200 tall, skinny hemp plants can grow in one square meter. One acre can yield 8,000 pounds of hemp seed, not to mention all of the stalks. When cold-pressed, those 8,000 pounds of hemp seed will yield over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil. Again, oil is also extracted from the stalks.
Hemp oil in itself is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and can be found in health food stores around the country. EFAs are not produced by the body; we must get them in our diets. They are the healthy fats that sustain us, powering both our brains and bodies. However, we don’t hear much about hemp oil, because it’s CBD that really brings an array of health benefits. So, even if you’re not buying CBD oil specifically, you can still get a wealth of nutritional benefits simply by adding hemp oil to your diet.
CBD and THC work against each other to block out the other’s effects when one is more present in a strain of cannabis. Each hemp plant contains such a low amount of THC (generally 0.3% or less) that if you were to smoke hemp alone you would probably just end up with a bad migraine. In fact, as the saying goes, you could smoke a joint the size of telephone pole and not get high.