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Name: Caleb I. L.
Status: student
Age: 16
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2003


Question:
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?


Replies:
The common name hemp might be applied to different plants. Industrial hemp has textile applications.

Perhaps useful:

http://naihc.org/

http://www.hemptech.com/

http://www.industrialhemp.net/

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 properties.

Vince Calder



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