Myths About Hemp

by Darcy Knapp on May 23, 2024

There’s a lot of hype about hemp extract oil. Maybe you heard about it from a buddy on a fishing trip or on your weekly trip to see the chiropractor. If you’re considering trying hemp extract oil for the first time, it’s important to separate fact from fiction.

Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants: MYTH

This is probably the biggest hemp myth. First, hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species Cannabis sativa, hence, the confusion. Over the centuries, growers recognized the many beneficial characteristics of cannabis and bred the plant to separate out those traits. Hemp became an industrial mainstay while marijuana was bred for its psychoactive properties.

Hemp Oil Gets You High: MYTH

Think about someone you’re related to that couldn’t be more different than you. That’s hemp and marijuana. Even though they share genes and certain chemical compound properties, the big distinction is that hemp is superior in the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol, while marijuana is greater in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabidiol in hemp is most recognized for its wellness properties; it’s the THC that gets you high.

Hemp Oil Is Only Used For Epilepsy: MYTH

There’s a much bigger health and wellness story. Premium hemp extract oil has shown to provide incredible support to the Endocannabinoid system, which is vital for the overall balance of the immune system, sleep, digestive tract, cognitive function, and the nervous system.

Hemp Was Used To Clean The Soil in Chernobyl: TRUE

This sounds like a crazy urban legend, but it's true. Hemp plants combined with new phytoremediation technology were used to clean contaminated soil in the area of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.The results have been so remarkable that Japanese scientists have considered using this method for Fukushima. Unfortunately, the difficulty in obtaining hemp licenses prohibits them from using this miraculous plant.