Because hemp seeds are sources of the best muscle-building proteins available, entirely natural, and contains the essential fatty acids to make it highly soluble as a quick and efficient protein source. When ingested, the proteins immediately go to work, straight to your muscles that need it the most.
The hemp plant produces organic, all natural seeds and oils that contain these fantastic proteins.
Hemp has been used through history to create many all-natural products since its fibers are among the strongest of any plant. Hemp is also extremely easy to grow, takes a low toll on the soil, and can be replanted over and over again.
Hemp vs. Marijuana – Is Hemp Legal?
“Hemp” and smokable Cannabis are two entirely different things. Hemp comes from the Male Cannabis plant, which contains no psychoactive THC that produces the popular Marijuana “stoned” feeling. Only the female plants produce THC. You could smoke 3 acres of Hemp plants and not produce a high.
While the cultivation of industrial hemp is nonsensically illegal as a victim of the “War on Drugs” in the United States, hemp itself – which contains no psychoactive properties – is entirely harmless and legal to purchase in the United States. While public perception is changing and hemp is now legally produced in some regions, it should be known that Hemp food products are a quickly growing market and are an entirely legal industry. In fact, it may be the fastest growing industry you’ve never heard of!
A Quick History of Hemp
The male Hemp plant has many more uses beyond the amazing hemp protein, seeds, and oils it produces – Hemp can be used for almost any industrial need. It is a strong, durable plant that was a highly valued commodity before Industrialization and the use of fossil fuels became the top of the agenda. Hemp provided the best means for many critical needs of ancient peoples; needs like clothing, ropes, boat sails, paper, and more were all the result of hemp cultivation.
Did you know:
1) The United States Constitution was written on Hemp Paper
2) The Founding Fathers produced hemp and marijuana – even on their own property?
3) Hemp can grow in almost any region of the world
4) Henry Ford fabricated many parts of his original Model T using Hemp? It was also designed to run on Hemp ethanol.
5) Hemp is one of the most sustainable, eco-friendly plants? (It transfers more CO2 into fresh Oxygen more efficiently than most plants)
How could this seemingly harmless plant be illegal today?
Consider the interests at work that compete against the Hemp plant. Energy, synthetic fiber, and any petroleum based product or service that can be produced with hemp is competing. With the large sums of money involved, special interests lobby regularly against hemp since hemp is a naturally produced plant and not a produced good that can be marketed.
Similar to how Monsanto and other agri-business profiteers are hijacking the food industry, forcing farmers to use Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) and grow their foods with their branded genetically modified seeds, the oil industry operates the same way against competing energy sources. Combine these special interests with the current legal status and controversy of Cannabis and we have over three generations who have not fully understood or have been education properly on the history of this Wonder plant.
Thankfully, on a positive note, these laws and regulations are beginning to come to debate as public perception of both Cannabis Sativa and Industrial Hemp are changing. It’s beginning to be understood that Hemp is the greatest untapped industry in agriculture and the health benefits are becoming more well-known each day.