Common Myths about Hemp
With the CBD market making an exciting entrance into the world of holistic uses, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Let’s clear up the most common misconceptions of hemp.
All Cannabis Products are the Same
All industrial hemp, recreational marijuana, and medical marijuana are members of the cannabis family. However, hemp is distinguished by an extremely low THC content, often undetectable.
Hemp can get you “High”
Marijuana is produced with a singular purpose — to maximize the amount and concentration of THC. However, hemp has high amounts of CBD but only trace amounts of THC. This means you cannot get high using it. It is used primarily for protein, remedies, oil, and its fibrous attributes. This makes it perfect for use making rope, polymers, clothing, bricks, and much more. CBD is not physchoactive. You will not get “high.”
CBD Oil will Cause you to Fail a Drug Test
The human body processes hemp much faster than the trace amount of THC can be absorbed. In order for cannabinoid-rich hemp oil products to test positive in a drug test, the individual would have to be using an unusually large amount of the product. Bear in mind there are other foods that will also result in a failed test. For instance, too many poppy seeds for opiates.
Farmers will Conceal Marijuana Plants Among Hemp Crop
While in the same family, marijuana and hemp plants require different growing conditions to thrive. It is impossible to grow them together.