Drop the bong. Hemp and marijuana are not the same. Rolling Stone Magazine reports: “Hemp isn’t weed and hemp can’t get you high—it’s a bust as a recreational drug. Hemp is marijuana’s non-psychoactive sibling, derived, like weed, from the cannabis sativa plant. During WWII, American farmers were paid to grow it, cultivating more than 150 million pounds of industrial hemp to support the American war effort.”
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The Hemp plant is one of the first and oldest known human agriculture crops. The use of hemp dates back over 10,000 years explains a 2009 Scientific American article on sustainable agriculture. U.S. Government Archives identify the first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp. Founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson grew hemp.
The ancient recipe for anointing oil, recorded in the Old Testament book of Exodus (30: 22-23) included over nine pounds of flowering cannabis tops, Hebrew “kaneh-bosm” extracted into a hind (about 6.5 litres) of olive oil, along with a variety of other herbs and spices. The ancient chosen ones were literally drenched in this potent cannabis holy oil. In the New Testament, this same oil was used to anoint Jesus before his crucifixion at Matthew 26:7-12, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:37-38, Mark 7:46, John 11:2 and John 12:3-5.
So how did health-creating hemp’s brilliance become the subject of ‘Reefer Madness’, ‘Marihuana: Assassin of Youth’ and ‘Marihuana: The Devil’s Weed’? Propaganda designed by industrialists to gain public support so anti-marihuana laws could be passed to usher in the current era of polluting oil and coal. How unfortunate considering one ounce hemp seed, not fossil fuel, provides clean protein, Omega 3,6, and 9 essential fatty acids, Gamma Linolenic Acid and zero trans-fat. Research has shown GLA’s ability to combat chronic inflammation, eczema, dermatitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity and even cancer. Hemp seed’s vitamin E can help prevent heart disease, functions as an immune system enhancer and may help prevent cancer, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Hemp seeds are one of the few “perfect proteins.” Hemp seeds contain a constellation of minerals, vitamins. Hemp can be consumed as oil, protein powder, flour, toasted seeds and hulled hemp seeds. Hemp is a complete protein source containing all nine essential amino acids. Hemp is naturally vegan, soy free, wheat free and gluten free.
Evil? I think not. So as the smoke of the cannabis sativa stigma lifts, hemp seeds are a beneficial supplement to your diet for a many reasons. And you needn’t worry about munchies or getting busted.
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