Fortunately, (or unfortunately?) they won’t be getting high on THC. Hemp seeds are low in THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the hallucinogenic chemical that continues to be illegal in both countries. This commonly known drug is what has kept this super-food from the shelves for so long, but there’s no stopping it now!
Hemp is not only great for your body, but has incredible environmental qualities too. It is quick to grow, requires minimal water to survive, and its natural resistance to pests means pesticides and harsh repellent chemicals can be avoided.
It will take a while for the public to separate marijuana connotations to the hemp seeds we use in our food, but already this super food is proving its worth and popping up in café menus. Next time you pop into your favourite organic café, why not try a hemp brownie? I won’t tell anyone.