Can you get high off hemp? – 2016-11-14
This is a misconception many people have about hemp products. It’s often times assumed because hemp comes from the same species of plant that smoking it would get you high. This is incorrect. Though both hemp and marijuana come from the plant Cannabis Sativa, hemp plant has a very low rate of THC.
Hemp is notably low in THC, and high in CBD. Which means an extraction would only contain the chemical CBD, which is non-psychoactive and has a looooong resume of health benefits. Including helping with anxiety, depression, adhd, cancer treatment, etc. The list goes on. I would like to refer you to ProjectCBD for more information related to this very helpful chemical.
Hemp plants do not have resin glands and mature buds that are required to get THC which is necessary in getting one high. The lowest percentage of THC in cannabis is typically 3-5%, hemp has 1/5th of that. Getting high from it would be as difficult as getting drunk off of non-alcoholic beer. And to look at how low that level actually is, modern day marijuana strains can be grown in the 25% range.