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I had a bag of hemp seeds which was labeled as natural & untreated, but I later found out it had been irradiated. Still, about 5% of the seeds did sprout; so I'd imagine that with a batch of 100% untreated seeds they would sprout.
Once upon a time hemp was a big cash crop in the colonies. Jefferson grew it as well as other notables, but tobacco eased out hemp and later tobacco had their cronies in government outlaw it, so now its illegal thanks to the tobacco and liquor lobbies not wanting any competition. Hemp can be used for making rope, and even clothes and hemp hearts are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. The hemp hearts can be imported legally from Canada and consumed by Americans, which I do and eat them every day. If you vote for Ron Paul for president he will attempt to make it legal in the USA once again. Clothes made from hemp last much longer than cotton and are extermley durable but the cotton industry wants no part of that.
I know someone that sprouted hemp, only as an effort to eat the sprouts and not get high. I think it's a very intriguing idea, and they in fact were even actually able to get the hemp to sprout in march in Scotland, which is still quite cold at this time.
They sprouted on their window sill, in a small pot on top of some soil after soaking the seeds overnight.
Let me know how they taste? Might be good to throw them in a smoothie, eh?
A friend of mine bought hemp seed online in the UK as well as in some random small organic health food shop, (if you'd like to know the name of it please email me privately) and sells everything from alfalfa seeds to broccoli seeds and mung beans for sprouting. It seems to be a bit on the low down for sprouters who wish to sprout hemp. I can perfectly (and unfortunately) see why however. On the packaging, it said 'not intended for growing' which I thought was interesting. Apparently, that little message let me know that they could in fact be grown! :)
I don't know if this is the case everywhere in the UK, and I sure haven't had any experiences seeking out hemp while in the USA, so I don't know from experience whether it's been treated with something to inhibit growth. Hemp seeds will sprout just fine, as they have not been treated with anything that will inhibit their growth.
Yep, if you buy hemp in the shell, it has been steralised... so sad. The stuff is not only a superfood but would make so much possible in this world with it's many uses. Unreal that man can make a plant, a PLANT think about that, illegal! I think it is beyond obsurd. I don't see how people can actually allow that to go on.
Yep, but we all know why its illegal, cause hemp would void out so many other prescription meds cause marijuana works better on many illnesses than prescription drugs and with that the pharmaceutical companies would lose billions in income. So of course the legalization would take money out of the already filthy rich pockets, cause thy cant live on a 5 million dollars a yr salary but need 100 million dollars. Its all economically motivated, the ones that are making big money right now with the way things stand wont have it any other way. Just like oil, God knows we have more oil than the middle east combines in OUR ocean but wont drill for it. Cause as of now the Politicians that are making the big bucks now wouldnt be making as much and the poor and middle class would have a waaaay better chance to being financially stable. They pay 16cents a gallon of gas in Saudi Arabia. So the point is if we drilled our own oil making the gas prices literally dirt cheap the ones getting a piece of that 50 billion dollars a yr profit from the oil companies would not be getting a piece of the pie like they are now, cause that 50 billion dollars profit was made on US money alone and u better believe that profit isnt going into these oil companies, they are going into the pockets of whomever in US gov. is running the show on how the gas is purchased. Just like pot, all the commercials about the risks of marijuana are all funded by tobacco, alcohol, and Pharmacutical companies cuz they would not profit as much as they do now. The only way for any changes to go in affect is if the rich benefit from it. But lowering gas and legalizing hemp would help the actual working class citizens that spend most their money on Gas, and God help them if they smoke cigs or drink. So the ole adage "rich keep getting rich as the poor keep getting poorer and thats the only way the rich can stay filthy rich so they be damned to make changes to help the less unfortunate of our country. This country was built on principles and morals, now its built on Money. The one with the money runs the show. Thats why average citizens like me and you Korey just gotta hope and pray we find some stability, but the odds are stacked againts us. Now if you was child of say a politician or someone with wealth then u have no problem, pretty much shoe- ins to economical and political power. Thats why our Gov. is so screwed up, the leaders there now got there because money, either they have family in office or they just know somebody that knows someone. Instead of electing the right person for the job the one that has the most money , most connections, and so on....will be the ones telling US we are going to war with Irag for what??? Oh yea how did Bush get into office?? His daddy maybe?? Was he politician material?? Hell no he wasnt, he was alcohlic for the longest and many other bad characterisitcs that follow but no one saw that part of it. Money bought him a presidential seat period
I was doing some research on the web about juicing weeds and I found a video about juicing "weed"
If we are to take what the Dr. in the video says at face value, Cannabis is not psychoactive unless it is heated. In other words the claim is, it can be used for medicinal reasons without getting high. Also according to this article about juicing raw cannabis it is not so much the THC that the main health benefit but a "non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle "superfood" capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses".
Being an at risk cancer survivor myself who's wife happens to suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis this stuff is of great interest to me, though I don't happen to live in a state that allows the use of medicinal marijuana.
So I did a little more research and found out that there are other "legal" plants that I could grow that contain CBD. The most common of which is Echinacea.Seems like a no brainer to me that I need to order some Echinacea seeds and get to sprouting!
I know the flowers and flowerbuds, leaves and stems are all edible raw. The roots are sold as a nutritional supplement so it must be edible as well? I am assuming the sprouts are edible but I have not found anything about that so far.
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