Here is the Simple TRUTH
to one of the most common
questions we are asked.
Back in the early 1930's when Government decided to place a tax on hemp farming it basically kept farmers from wanting to grow it and this started the criminalization of hemp. Keep in mind, that hemp was a industrial commodity in early America and was also re-introduced to American farmers during World War II because Manila at the time was our source for hemp imports. It was re-introduced to supply Americans with a fast growing crop that could be used for many great things, including clothing, parachutes and other military needs.
Because of the prohibition of cannabis was enacted in the late 30’s hemp was associated with its cousin, Marijuana, because, well, they obviously look alike. At the time they were unable to test the plants adequately enough to determine what was getting people high (THC) but also how the plants chemical structures were different. Read on to learn for yourself why Hemp and Marijuana should never have been grouped together in the first place.
The Psychoactive Plant
With research of the cannabis plant, scientists have been able to detect the active ingredients of the plant through decades of research. What they found is that the molecule Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC, is the ONLY molecule in the cannabis family that will get you “high”. This exists in the cannabis plant mostly. There are also hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients present in the cannabis plant that are beneficial to your overall health and wellness that are being improperly associated with the properties of one molecule, THC. This thinking needs to go out the window.
The Non-Psychoactive Plant
Simply put, Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and as such, contains such a nominal amount of THC that it is relatively impossible to get high from our hemp-based products. Amazingly what hemp does contain is a myriad of other cannabinoids and phytonutrients like CBD, CBN, CBL, CBDA, and others. These cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients all play an important role in supporting your endocannabinoid system which helps to regulate normal cell functions. We want you to live a happier, more blissful life. This is the reason we have created Ananda Hemp.