Fun Facts on Hemp Seeds
- The biological name for hemp is Cannabis sativa.
- Edible hemp seeds and marijuana come from different varieties of Cannabis sativa.
- The main difference between edible hemp seeds and marijuana is the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) states that all hemp producers are only allowed to plant the approved variety, which must have less than 0.3% of THC.
- Hemp seeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds.
- Hemp was the first crop that was first planted by American settlers and it was used for making ropes and textiles.