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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hemp Myths vs reality lets start

Myth: United States law has always treated hemp and marijuana the same.

Reality: The history of federal drug laws clearly shows that at one time the U.S. government understood and accepted the distinction between hemp and marijuana.

Myth: Smoking industrial hemp gets a person high.

Reality: The THC levels in industrial hemp are so low that no one could get high from smoking it. Moreover, hemp contains a relatively 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."

Myth: Even though THC levels are low in hemp, the THC can be extracted and concentrated to produce a powerful drug.

Reality: Extracting THC from industrial hemp and further refining it to eliminate the preponderance of CBD would require such an expensive, hazardous, and time-consuming process that it is extremely unlikely anyone would ever attempt it, rather than simply obtaining high-THC marijuana instead.

Hemp Grows In Popularity - Reading Eagle

Hemp grows in popularity
Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:01 AM
Written by By Kimberly Marselas - Reading Eagle correspondent

In 1999, Shawn House took a gamble that hemp could be the food of the future.
Nearly 20 years later, the nutty seed has a foothold in the natural foods aisle, and entrepreneurs like House are looking for new ways to use it in everything from granola bars to tortilla chips.
House's Lancaster Trading Co. specializes in pretzels and spreads made with hemp, most notably his Hempzels a twist on the classic soft pretzel incorporating hemp seed, hemp flour and hemp oil; a horseradish-hemp-and-honey mustard; and hemp seed butter sold under the Natalie's Choice brand.
He has dabbled in everything from hemp brownies to peanut-butter filled hard pretzels, all of the results packed with more protein, vitamin E and fiber than traditional versions.
Hemp's growing reputation as a nutritional powerhouse is on equal footing with its versatility.
"It's a light, nutty flavor," House said. "Kind of like a sunflower seed."
Mixed into existing recipes before cooking, it might not even be noticeable to finicky eaters. But raw or gently heated, it can add welcome texture and depth of flavor to soft baked goods, crunchy salads, even meaty meatless burgers.
In June, the Rodale Institute's culinary arm designed a colorful, hemp-themed menu for an event promoting all things hemp at the institute's experimental farm in Maxatawny Township.

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