Finding accurate information on how to buy medical hemp products can quickly become daunting. A Google search will bring up a bevy of pages that often have contradicting information on them.
For instance, hemp is often confused with illegal marijuana products that get one “high.” However, hemp is an industrial crop that contains less than .3 percent delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant that causes the mental stimulation. This is just one of several differences between hemp and marijuana that often aren’t clearly delineated online.
In order to clear up some of the confusion regarding hemp products, we’ve created a Buying Guide below to aid consumers by discussing the various types of hemp products and how to choose.
Types of Hemp Products
As researchers learn more about the medicinal value of the whole marijuana plant in its many strains and forms, and as states relax their laws, more and more hemp products are popping up on the market. Some of the exciting industrial hemp products available right now are:
In addition to the wide variety of industrial products mentioned above (and others), many are turning to hemp-based therapeutic products to soothe aches and pains. Fortunately, there are many forms of these commodities available:
Hemp seeds – These little wonders of nature provide 18 amino acids, nutrients like iron, manganese and zinc, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Hemp Oil – The oil of hemp seed and root bears many nutrients. It can be ingested straight or added to food, such as in a salad. Hemp oil is also beneficial as a topical treatment rubbed directly over sore muscles and joints (see below).
Whichever medicinal hemp product you choose, just be sure to do your homework first. Ensure that the company has strict policies in force that guarantee the purity and quality of the products they offer. Hemp is a robust crop that does not need chemicals to be productive and thrive; it is wise to double check that a company’s products are created from chemical-free harvests.