History Lesson

Hemp and its Benefits

Hemp as a raw material is by no means a new achievement. People in the area of ​​China and Persia (Iran) have been shown to use hemp as a raw material. The oldest finds can be dated back to around 12,000 years ago. Not only hemp as the main base for textiles, but also the first papers were made from hemp. Even Gutenberg's first Bible was printed on hemp paper in 1455. From then until now, most of the sails and ropes of large ships are made of hemp, and of course the first Levis Strauss jeans (Levi's Jeans) were made from hemp fibers.
Another peculiarity of the hemp plant is that cannabis plants belong to the genus of the dwelling plant species and therefore each plant of its kind has either only male or only female flowers.
In bad environmental conditions, a hemp plant can even develop into a three-house plant to ensure its survival. Female plants tremble and produce male pollen sacks to pollinate themselves. Self-pollination over several generations can undoubtedly lead to a deterioration in plant genetics.

Hemp and its Components

Hemp has well over a hundred different ingredients, of which over 60 different cannabinoids have been identified. By far the best-known cannabinoid is the pharmacologically active lipophilic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is psychoactive and falls below the BtMG in Germany at a content of over 0.2%. Medically, THC is also called dronabinol.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive, but has several interesting pharmacological properties. In addition, CBD with a THC content of up to 0.2% in Germany does not fall under the BtMG.



Difference between Flowers and Pollen

Flowers are basically the dried fruit of the female hemp plant, which is also called marijuana or, in colloquial usage, grass, weed, pot or ganja.
Pollen is obtained from the flower resin of the fruit (flowers) of the female hemp plant and is also called hashish (hash) or shit in colloquial use.