Will hemp oil get you high?
The plants grow densely in a commercial field, and the signage warns: “This hemp crop is for industrial fiber. THC content nil. Please leave alone”. To those who haven’t been reading “High Times” magazine, or haven’t paid much attention to what’s in the press, this may seem rather mystifying, but most of us will immediately realize that the farmer is trying to get a basic message across: “My crop can’t make you high. Please leave it alone!”
And of course, it has to be said. The luscious looking plants, standing taller than a man and sporting the distinctive (and rather attractive) foliage one sees on Rastafarian logos look like the real McCoy. In botanical terms, they are. There is no way to tell the difference between marijuana and hemp just by looking.
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Will hemp oil get you high? Definitely not!
The ban on hemp cultivation happened because of the visual similarity between marijuana and hemp. It would have been impossible to contain high THC marijuana id hemp was being cultivated everywhere. Nowadays, US farmers in many states can get a permit to grow hemp, but they have to submit to having their crops tested, just in case the lure of the high-priced marijuana market makes them mix in a few less legal plants.
So why use hemp oil at all?
Primarily, hemp is used as health supplement in order to take advantage of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids in hemp as well as the many antioxidants, proteins, healthy fatty acids and flavonoids that have prompted nutritionists to call it a “superfood”.
People use hemp oil because they believe that by taking advantage of these ingredients, they will stay healthier for longer. There are also those who subscribe to the idea that hemp oil could be a potential cure for certain illnesses, and these people may also seek out hemp oil as an ‘alternative’ medicine.
Another reason for choosing hemp oil is for the exact reason that it’s ‘medical marijuana’ without the kick. Many people want to explore the benefits of cannabinoids without getting high at all, and for these people, hemp oil offers a viable alternative. They ask “Will hemp oil get you high?” and on hearing that it doesn’t, they are ready to try it.
Is the THC content really nil?
Our farmer, warning off people is virtually right in saying “THC content Nil”, but if he were aiming for absolute accuracy, he would have said “THC content virtually nil”. Very tiny trace amounts of THC are found in hemp, but the extremely low concentration contained in hemp will definitely not show up on a drug test.
There’s another interesting answer to “Will hemp oil get you high?” and that is: “Hemp oil will get you sober!” Recreational users of pot aim for the lowest possible CBD content because CBD actually counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC – an interesting fact that not everybody knows.
So, in conclusion, there is absolutely no way that hemp oil can make you high, and if it does, it isn’t hemp oil at all.