January 2000 Issue

Hemp Foods: All the Nutrition, Without the High

Some people smoke it, some wear it. Now you can eat it. Hemp—from the same plant species as marijuana, Cannabis sativa L.—is making its debut in the modern American food market. But don't worry. Foods made from hempseed—including chips and snack bars, burgers and nut butters—won't make you high. Varieties of hemp grown for food production contain only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. They will give you

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