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Old 04-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #11
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very true, that is something i always heard about poppy seeds and didn't know if to believe it or not, but mythbusters tested it and sure enough, they will make you fail a test.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:14 PM   #12
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hmmm, i could go for some pizza, m&m's, doritos, and a hot fudge sunday...hee hee hee heee
You forgot the Oreos!
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:17 PM   #13
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I think that I would disagree with that.
THC is a resin that is produced on the plant. It is one of several different canaboids that the plants produce.
The difference is that marijuana is grown and bred for the medicinal affects and the high production of the active canaboids that are often refered to as THC.
Hemp on the otherhand is produced for it's byproducts that aren't useful as a medicinal product. The canaboids that it would produce is so negligible that it wouldn't be worth growing for medicinal properties.

As for it being the same plant, I would say same family. A hemp plant could pollenate a Medicinal plant and the resulting seeds would be of undesirable use for a medical marijuana user.

That being said. If it where legal to grow hemp, there would be less deforstation, as it is an excellent source for fibers. It makes excellent paper and clothe. The oil from it is an excellent lubricant. An acre of hemp can produce something like the same amount as 20 acres of clear cut forrest. It also is a plant the processes huge amounts of CO2 into O2.
There is a taboo about hemp because everyone thinks hemp and medical marijuana are the same things.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:45 PM   #14
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Very well said kingfisherfd2!
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:25 PM   #15
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Hemp and Marijuana are just different varieties of the same plant genus (Cannabis sativa). THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is present in all hemp varities to some extent - about 0.3% in rope hemp and 6-8% in plants grown for its psychoactive potential (cultivation and selective breeding techniques can produce up to 15% or more).

Hemp seed and hemp seed oil (the food products) can contain 0.025% - 0.3% THC levels, depending on growing conditions and processing. Since these fall below the FDA labeling requirements (only 0.500% or greater of anything must be listed) the THC content may not be listed.

Like with the poppy seeds on your rolls or bagels (which register as morphine, codeine, opium, heroine) the hemp seeds can show up on a drug test as marijuana use (after all THC is THC). If you pass or fail depends on the "standards" they are using ... how many ppm/ppb they find acceptable.

Hemp seed has some good nutritional values. It's unfortunate that legislation keeps further research and growth into it's potental as a food product on the "no-no" list.
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