What Is Hemp?

What is Hemp, and what are the health benefits of Hemp oil?

Right from Wikipedia, Hemp, or industrial Hemp, typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest-growing plants and was one of the first plants spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. Hemp can be refined into a various commercial items, including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although cannabis as a drug and Industrial Hemp are derived from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial Hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only Hemp that is bred with an extremely low to zero THC content.  Learn about Hemp here.

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