Hemp Stalk and Seed Uses vs. Intoxicant Hemp and Cannabis Abuses

by Jason Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: May 4, 2022 15:30

Hemp is an Ancient Plant 

Hemp and cannabis are the two interchangeable names given to reference the uses and abuses of the species cannabis sativa and cannabis indica plants.

Hemp stalks have a variety of industrial uses for the production of goods. Hemp seeds are used in cosmetics, for nutritional supplementation, and for their medicinal properties in herbalism.

Hemp and cannabis may also be abused for the detrimental intoxicant effects to health from the cannabinoids contained within the flowers and leaves which are often wrongly confused as beneficial for wellness and well-being. 

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Hemp Stalk and Seed

Hemp is Used for Seed and Stalk

Hemp is an economically cultivated industrial plant that has strong fibers which are used in the manufacture of clothing and other materials, including the nutritional and medicinal use of the seeds.

Industrial use of stalks

  • Textiles
  • Rope
  • Paper
  • Boarding
  • Insulation

Nutritional and medicinal use of seeds

  • Fatty acid supplement
  • Protein powder
  • Cosmetics
  • Cooking oil
  • Baking flour

Hemp seeds are used in herbalism for their medicinal bowel moving and tissue moisturizing properties, while also being a superfood that adds nutrient density to the diet; they contain a minuscule and inconsequential amount of intoxicating cannabinoids.

Hemp seeds contain:

  • omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids
  • amino acids
  • polyphenols
  • trace minerals
Hemp Seeds are Safe Edible Non-intoxicating Food

Generally hemp seeds are best consumed crushed, powdered, or squeezed to make hemp seed oil and powder. Hemp seeds are safe to consume because they contain an inconsequential amount of intoxicating cannabinoids.

Hemp seed oil comes only from the seeds, not the flowers or leaves, and contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids which are important for heart, lung, and brain health, and the lubrication of tissues throughout the body. The polyphenols in hemp seed oil are used by the body as an antioxidant.

Hemp seed protein powder contains all the essential amino acids for achieving greater nutrient density in the diet and reaching one's daily protein requirements.

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Hemp and Cannabis Flowers and Leaves

Illicit Hemp and Cannabis Abuse is of the Flowers and Leaves

Hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves are non-ingestible intoxicant plant parts that contain cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are commonly sold either as pure cannabinoid concentrations or as full-spectrum plant extractions, and are depressant, anesthetic, narcotic, and psychedelic.

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Any method of hemp and cannabis flower and leaf consumption is abused for inducing states of false well-being such as painlessness and manic euphoria, while also causing common narcotic effects of inducing somnolence, drowsiness, insensibility, nausea, decreased appetite, and apathy.

Cannabinoids are Intoxicants Found in Flowers and Leaves

The consumption of hemp and cannabis flower and leaf has no benefit to health, because they are a intoxicants that interferes with bodily functions and increases the side effects of drugs concurrently taken.

The nutrients and other constituents found in hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves are not viable because of the presence of the intoxicant cannabinoids.

For example, CBD is one of the constituents in full-spectrum extractions of hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves that intoxicate and interfere with the body's functions, therefore full-spectrum extracts of hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves are not medicinal herbal dietary supplements, but instead inedible intoxicants.

Ingredients that are derived from parts of the cannabis plant that do not contain THC or CBD might fall outside the scope of this exclusion, and therefore might be able to be marketed as dietary supplements.

—USFDA, FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD)

Any hemp and cannabis product that is derived from anything other than the seed is not to be consumed as a dietary supplement, since all hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves contain cannabinoid intoxicants. Additionally, any hemp and cannabis products that have CBD listed anywhere on the label suggest that the purified drug CBD has been added to the product and is considered illegal drug sales. 

Adverse and Dangerous Intoxicant Effects

Hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves are dangerous to use when driving, when working, and operating heavy machinery due to their nervous system depressing effects of drowsiness, sedation, lethargy, and fatigue.

Hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves have a multitude of adverse and detrimental health effects causing physical, emotional, and mental impairment in the short-term and long-term which include:

  • headache
  • CNS inhibition
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue
  • lethargy
  • sedation
  • irritability
  • fever
  • tremors
  • convulsions
  • rash
  • liver damage
  • nausea
  • abdominal discomfort
  • gastrointestinal disturbances
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abnormal appetite
  • weight gain or weight loss
  • increased anxiety
  • personality changes
  • abnormal behavior
  • disturbances in relationships
  • lack of empathy
  • apathy
  • abnormally slow heart rate
  • decreased red blood cells
  • low blood pressure
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • infertility in females and males
  • decreased sperm in males
  • decreased testosterone in males
  • shrunken testicles in males
  • protein metabolism interference
  • retarded brain function
  • decreased growth and regeneration
  • decreased bodyweight of newborns
Hemp and Cannabis Flower and Leaf Snake Oil

Medical fraudsters and quack doctors, with government agency approval, wrongly promote and prescribe hemp and cannabis flowers and leaves and cannabinoid derivatives, such as THC and CBD, for quack medicine snake oil uses to inappropriately treat and manage diseases and conditions. 

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