This blog post was created to bring you straightforward answers to many of the nagging questions you may have about hemp. Hopefully, this will help you to do away with misconceptions about hemp.    

Below you will find of the 10 most frequently asked questions about hemp along with answers.

Q) Can smoking CBD get you high?

This is completely untrue. That’s because the CBD products contain only traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound that is responsible for the psychoactive effects when you smoke cannabis. CBD is usually derived from industrial hemp. This is a cultivar of the cannabis plant which contains low levels of THC.

Q) Is buying and selling hemp illegal in the US?

Buying and selling hemp is very legal across the U.S. This includes all the popular hemp products like hemp protein powder, oil, paper, clothing, creams, and many others.

The 2018 Farm Bill essentially opened the door for the cultivation of hemp and the sale of hemp products in the country.

Q) Hemp and marijuana originate from the same plant?  

This is technically true as they originate from the same cannabis family. However, industrial hemp is different from marijuana in terms of their chemical makeup.

Q) Will consuming hemp seeds make me fail drug test?

Not at all. Since THC is not present in high quantities hemp, it won’t make you fail a drug test. It should come as no surprise that hemp products are found in almost all retail shops including big retailers like Amazon and Walmart.

Q) Are critics right in claiming that legalizing hemp will prove disastrous for the fight against marijuana?

Critics are completely wrong. In fact, countries that have completely legalized hemp have achieved a lot of success in their fight against marijuana.         

Q) Does lower presence of CBD adversely affect hemp oil’s therapeutic qualities?

A low level of CBD can affect the medicinal value of hemp oil to a certain extent. In other words, hemp oil can be used to deal with aliments including anxiety, sleep disorder, muscle pain and skin problems.       

Q) If someone tries to sell me CBD oil as hemp oil or vice versa, should I be buying it?

No, you should not be buying it. Although hemp oil and CBD oil originate from same planet (hemp), they are two different things altogether.

Q) Does hemp and CBD oil really help in preventing cancer?

 Recent studies support claims that hemp and CBD oils can go a long way to prevent cancer. However, more studies are needed to substantiate this claim. That said, the results of the studies are very promising.    

Q) Do you need a prescription to buy hemp?

 No, you do not need a doctor’s prescription to buy any hemp product including hemp oil.   

Q) How much hemp oil drop should I be taking?

There is no simple answer to this question as the right dosage of hemp oil differs from patient to patient. If you’re taking hemp oil for the first time, then it is recommended that you do not consume a lot. You can gradually increase the amount that you consume over time. It is recommended that you consult your doctor on this.