Hemp seeds are an edible part of the hemp plant. They’re commonly toasted and hulled so that they're an edible snack that is a great source of protein.
You can buy hemp seeds directly from us! We offer 50 pound sacks of edible toasted hemp seeds and we can supply you with larger quantities if needed.
Hemp protein is a byproduct from the seeds that the hemp plant produces. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds and this contains a higher amount of protein. This can be used to create an all-natural product that is higher in protein content and can also be used to create hemp protein powder. Hemp protein powder is great source of protein for vegan, vegetarian, and halal diets.
In America, hemp is legal to possess, but aside from a few states, it’s illegal to grow on an industrial level. You can also legally possess hemp products such as fabrics, soaps & lotions, foods, seeds and fiber.
Link to DEA website explaining the legal status of Hemp Products: https://www.dea.gov/pubs/pressrel/pr100901.html
It is a common belief that the biggest reason hemp was illegal to grow in the U.S after the passing of the marijuana tax stamp act in 1937 was due to the competition that it presented as a source for paper manufacturing and for textile manufacturing. Because of its close relation to marijuana, early 1900’s propaganda helped lead to the taxation of hemp and eventually lead to it being illegal in America to grow it without a permit.
No. Hemp is related to marijuana as they are both varieties of the cannabis plant, but they are not the same thing. Hemp has a THC content below 0.3% THC content
Hemp has a wide varieties of uses. It can be manufactured into a variety of textiles. The seeds can be eaten and it’s also a great source for natural protein. It can also be used to make soap or body lotions.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant commonly planted as a crop for paper manufacturing, as a food source.
Hemp has a very low amount of THC, especially in comparison to marijuana. Hemp generally has below 1% THC, but in most states in America require hemp to contain lower than .3% THC. This low amount of THC will not get you high nor will it make you fail a drug test.
There are a variety of differences between hemp and marijuana, but the biggest factor is the difference in the amount of THC in both plants. Marijuana is commonly sought after for its THC content while hemp is sought after for its variety of uses such as being a source for food, paper or textiles. Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the cannabis plant.
Since edible hemp seeds are toasted and / or hulled, they lose all trace amounts if any of the THC content they had.
Yes, hemp products such as paper, rope, and clothing (which contain fiber made from the cannabis plant) and animal feed mixtures, soaps, and shampoos (which contain sterilized cannabis seeds or oils extracted from the seeds), etc. may be imported into the United States.
Hemp Seeds: Imports of hemp seeds must be sterilized. Non-sterilized hemp seeds remain a schedule one controlled substance and therefore may only be imported into the U.S. with a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Permit Form 35.
See CBP Website link for more information: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1751/~/importing-hemp-products-into-the-u.s.
Industrial hemp grown for textiles averages 8-12 feet high, is long and skinny and grows very densely together similar to corn. Hemp grown for grain averages a height of around 6 feet. The picture below depicts an average industrial hemp field being grown for textile use.