The legalization of marijuana is quite a controversial topic, though an increasing number of states are moving in the direction of legalizing it for medical, and in some cases also recreational, use. However, aside from the effects everybody knows about from using marijuana, it is surprising to learn some of the other things this versatile plant is being used for.
Here are four ways people are using products made from the cannabis plant, without experiencing the famous high (or other side effects like the munchies, or dry mouth).
Vaping CBD Oil
CBD oil is an oil derived from cannabis that contains all of the cannabinoids that give it many of its well-researched health benefits, but contains only negligible amounts of THC. THC is the compound in cannabis that causes the high and its associated side effects. CBD oil can be taken in its basic form as a tincture, and some people swear by this as a natural health supplement that improves their well being, reduces their levels of stress, helps them sleep, and may also help protect them from certain unwanted health conditions. However, an interesting way some other people are taking the oil, is using it in vape juices with an electronic cigarette. Brands like Cloud 9 CBD produce legal CBD oils that can be vaped, and this gives those who want to enjoy the benefits of CBD a new option for how to take it.
Adding Hemp Seeds to Recipes
If you like to eat healthy, you are probably already aware that eating seeds can be a great alternative to other crunchy snacks. High in protein and the good kinds of fat, seeds are also nutrient rich and pleasant tasting. Hemp seeds are a type of seed a lot of people like to munch on, and can also be added to a wide range of recipes. With a unique flavor and crunchy texture, they can be good in salad dressings, baked goods, and added to cereals, yoghurt and smoothies to give a healthy boost – again, without the high.
Gluten Free Flour
A lot of people these days avoid gluten or wheat products because they believe it can help them stay in shape, and of course, some people have to avoid them because of intolerances or celiac disease. There are lots of things you can make a flour out of that don't involve wheat, and one of these is hemp seeds. Hemp flour is used as an alternative by some gluten free people, and also sometimes purely for its good nutritional profile.
Some uses of the cannabis plant don't involve inhaling or eating it at all! Hemp has been used for centuries as a material for making textiles out of, and also rope. It is natural, breathable and hard wearing, and some people even have hemp clothing!
As you can see, the controversial plant has many uses, and a lot of them have nothing to do with getting high!