Did you know this is Hemp History Week, proving that everything in the world now has a day or week? Seriously though, hemp hearts are tasty little guys, and they’re one of the few plant-based foods that are complete proteins, making them a great addition to oatmeal, salads and to smoothies in place of highly processed protein powder.
But there's more! Hemp is also an environmentally friendly crop that benefits farm land instead of stripping it. And it's super versatile—useful for textiles, plastic-like material and more in addition to food.
Chances are, though, if you've read this far, you still have a question: Can you get high on hemp? Hemp comes from the cannabis plant like marijuana, but you can NOT get high on hemp (sorry!), and consumption won’t make you pop on a drug test. Hemp contains less than .3% THC, where marijuana has 5-35% THC.