The Simple answer to the most common question we’re asked.
Government is not perfect, we can all agree, but one of the most ridiculous moves they’ve ever made may have been the criminalization of hemp, a robust industrial commodity of early America. When prohibition of cannabis was enacted in the late 30’s hemp was associated with its cousin, Marijuana, because, well, they look alike. At the time they were unable to test the plants adequately enough to determine what was getting people high (THC) but also how the plants chemical structures were different. Read on to learn for yourself why Hemp and Marijuana should never have been grouped together in the first place.
THC and your Body
As time has progressed, scientists have been able to test and ultimately, understand the cannabis plant’s active ingredients. What they have found is that the molecule Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC, is the ONLY molecule in the cannabis family that will get you “high”. The hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients present in the cannabis plant that are beneficial to your overall health and wellness are being improperly associated with the properties of one molecule, THC.
Why Hemp is Different
Simply put, Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and as such, contains such a nominal amount of THC that it is relatively impossible to get high from our hemp-based products. Amazingly what hemp does contain is a myriad of other cannabinoids and phytonutrients like CBD, CBN, CBL, CBDA, and others. These cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients all play an important role in supporting your endocannabinoid system which helps to regulate normal cell functions. We want you to live a happier, more blissful life. This is the reason we have created Ananda Hemp.