Can You Smoke It
Hemp is marijuana’s cousin, the major difference between the two being the levels of THC (TetraHydroCannabinol) found in them. Industrial hemp contains so little THC that one can never get “high” smoking it. And, according to David P. West, PhD
: “… hemp contains a relatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, CBD, that actually blocks the marijuana high. Hemp, it turns out, is not only not marijuana; it could be called “antimarijuana.” Discouraging?
There are other differences, of course, another being the manner in which industrial hemp is grown. Hemp has been grown in the United States until 1933; George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, Benjamin Franklin made hemp paper from his crops. The first American flag was sewn from hemp.
Hemp is strong, comfortable, naturally pest resistant, and needs no irrigation. The fibers can be processed without the use of chemicals. But the one thing hemp can’t do is get you high. Sorry.