Hemp - uses

First off, some people have the mistaken idea that the hemp plant is not the same thing as a "marijuana" plant. There are actually three species of plant that have been traditionally called "hemp" in the English language: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. C. sativa and C. indica can both be grown for their medicinal content or to produce the recreational drug "marijuana" also called "pot", "weed", "ganja", and a few dozen other names. C. ruderalis has too little of the necessary chemicals in it to be grown for use as medicine or "marijuana".

C. sativa, C. indica and C. ruderalis can all be grown for fiber, animal fodder and human food. The seeds are the part that human beings usually eat. They are extremely high in protein and also contain a very healthy vegetable oil which can be pressed out of the seeds.

When hemp is grown for food and fiber it is well watered and allowed to receive high to low sunlight. The distance between the plants also affects the nature of the fibre. When hemp is grown for medicinal purposes or for "marijuana" it is provided with very strong sunlight and less water; this encourages the plant to produce the medicinal substances that the plant produces as well as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the component of hemp that make a "marijuana" smoker "high". This why "marijuana" must be grown in a climate with strong sunlight or cultivated indoors under grow lights.

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Now hemp SEED oil and hemp oil are two different things. What Holland & Barrett are selling is hemp SEED oil, which is a vegetable oil pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp seeds do not contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and only contain nutrients. Hemp oil is a medicinal oil extracted from medicinal grade hemp plants and contains 85 or more chemical compounds called "cannabinoids" which have medicinal value. THC is one of those cannabinoids.

Those who grow hemp to produce "marijuana" usually use specially bred strains of C. Sativa and C. Indica that produce generous amounts of THC because that is the ONLY cannabinoid that causes the "high". "Marijuana" can contain anything from 3% to 20% THC. Hemp grown for fiber and food, which is often called "industrial hemp", typically contains 0.3% THC or less. It is pretty much impossible to get "high" from industrial hemp.

As far as hemp and cancer goes, hemp can in fact cure about 80% of cancers. Even the US government knows that hemp is able to cure cancer and they knew that as far back as 1974. Google "pot shrinks tumours government knew in '74". Hemp extracts, when ingested (i.e. eaten) cure cancer. Go to YouTube and search for the video "Run From The Cure - The Rick Simpson Story" for more about hemp and cancer.

Hemp extracts can also be used to treat a host of other illnesses besides cancer and the US government knows that too because they hold a patent on hemp extracts as a medical treatment! Google "US Patent 6630507".

Doctors, where its use is permitted, have prescribed medicinal hemp for over 250 different illnesses. Yet despite the above facts, the US government still classes hemp as a Schedule 1 drug supposedly having no medical applications! And pretty much every other country in the world has played lap dog to the Americans by making hemp illegal and not exploiting its medicinal benefits. After verifying and examining the above information, it should be obvious to anyone who can think that the use of hemp to treat illness is being deliberately suppressed. However, do not take my word for that, do your own research and find out the facts for yourself.

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For a fascinating history of the hemp plant, including its (literally) 1001 different uses, read "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" by Jack Herer. It is available in paper back or it can be downloaded for free as a public domain PDF file from:


Last updated: Sat, Oct 8, 2016