Again, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all indica-dominant plants will yield 1,000 seeds, nor does it mean that all sativa-dominant plants will be smaller than indica plants. The strains have different taste profiles, as well. Ruderalis isn’t as talked about in the cannabis world. It has a lower concentration of THC in it naturally, but it is autoflowering, which makes it attractive to growers.
Remember, it’s not possible to tell if a cannabis seed is an indica-dominant seed or a sativa-dominant seed. So, it’s important to keep labels on seeds while storing them. 4 Cannabis Seeds/Hemp Seeds are Found in Bird Food. Have you ever heard the story about the old grandma who liked to feed the birds? She fed them bird seed with cannabis seeds in it, and she inadvertently grew pot plants in her front yard. Well, this story is false, unless it happened before 1960s when Congress passed a new law. Here’s what happened: Back in the 1930s, the US was hit with the thought that hemp was terrible, so Congress essentially banned the use of hemp, except for in bird seed. For many years, decades, in fact, the seeds that were found in bird seed was viable, which means they could be planted and would grow into plants.
In the 1960s, however, people started smoking cannabis and hemp recreationally, and Congress once again had to act. So, they started sterilizing all of the hemp seeds that went into bird seed. This means that it cannot grow and the seeds will not germinate. This is also the same hemp that is found in bird food, today. The sterilized hemp seeds still contain most of the nutrients that they are known for in regards to being a health food, but you cannot grow the plant from these seeds. So, if you are interested in hemp seeds for the health benefits that they offer, the sterilization of the seeds is no big deal. However, if you are interested in hemp for other reasons, the sterilization kind of ruins that. You can buy hemp oil, also known as hempseed oil, and use it for its medicinal properties. This oil is manufactured from Cannabis sativa, but again, it does not contain a significant amount of THC. To manufacture hemp oil , the seeds are cleaned in order to remove 99.99% of impurities. It’s possible that there will be trace amounts of THC in hemp oil, but it would not be enough to cause any significant change or feeling. The hemp seeds go through a process called “cold pressing,” which is essentially the process of pushing the seeds through an extruder and collecting the natural oil from the seeds. The oil at this point is virgin oil, and this is the oil that has all of the medicinal properties. You might also find refined hemp oil, but that is very light in color, has almost no flavor, and doesn’t have the natural fats and minerals. This oil is used for body care products and as industrial lubricants, plastic, fuel, or paint. Virgin, or unrefined, hemp oil is praised for its high levels of fatty acids. You already know that the oil contains Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, but you probably don’t know that the ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 acids in hemp oil is the exact ratio that is required by the human body. Our bodies do not make these fatty acids naturally, so we have to get it from food sources, such as hempseed oil. There are also studies of hempseed oil that could have it manufactured on a much larger scape as it is a candidate for the production of biodiesel fuel. 2 Worldwide, Cannabis Seeds are Used for Spiritual Purposes. Across the world, cultures use cannabis seeds for a number of spiritual purposes. For instance, some people who practice the Taoist religion believe that hemp seeds, when mixed with ginseng, can help people to see the future.
The Taoists also believe that if you eat hempseeds on their own, you can keep demons from entering into your life. Cannabis seeds are also used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also used as a sedative , to help with pain relief, to treat nausea, and to help with nervousness.
Other cultures, such as those who follow the Sikh religion, forbid the ingestion of hemp seeds. However, they use the hemp seeds in a special drink that is consumed by Sikhs. This drink, called “bhang,” is an edible form of cannabis that is made during certain festivities throughout the year. People who follow the Hindu religion also drink “bhang.” In Poland, cannabis seeds are used during the Christmas holiday in a traditional soup recipe.