THC in Hemp
Name: Caleb I. L.
Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2003
I am doing an English research project on the
cultivation of industrial hemp. I found an article that said hemp
contained only trace amounts of THC and that you could not get high from
smoking it. My English teacher told me to find out if the guy was just
making that up or not. Is this true?
The common name hemp might be applied to different plants. Industrial hemp
has textile applications.
Anthony Brach Ph.D
No this is not made up. Hemp comes from the same class of plants that
produces THC. The hemp itself contains little or no THC. Hemp is the fiber
from the stems. However, in order to get the stem fiber, you have to grow
the whole plant. It is unfortunate because hemp fiber has some very unique
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