Let's put an end to the rumours and hit you with some knowledge!
Hemp and Marijuana are the same: MYTH
This is probably the #1 misconception going around. Yes, hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species Cannabis sativa, hence, the confusion. But hemp was bred over centuries to favour its agricultural and industrial properties, while marijuana was bred to favour psychoactive properties.
Hemp protein / oil / seeds get you high: MYTH
Imagine people who are in your family but have loads of different traits. That’s how you can think of hemp and marijuana. Although they share similar genetics, the big distinction is that hemp is superior in the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), while marijuana is bred to have a higher ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabidiol that's great for wellness is CBD, but it's the THC in marijuana that gets you high. Agricultural hemp grown for food also contains no or very low levels of THC, and gives the best seed yield. It's the hemp seed that contain a complete protein profile, vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
You'll fail a roadside drug test if you eat hemp protein / oil / seeds: MYTH
To be classified as hemp, the plant needs to have 0.3% or less of THC. That's pretty much untraceable levels.
Hemp is illegal in Australia: False! BUT NOT A MYTH
On November 13th 2017 Hemp was made legal in Australia. Before it was legalised it was used as a source of fibre for clothing and building. There had previously been concerns that loosening laws on hemp growers could look soft on drugs. That's one of the reasons why Aus and NZ was so far behind the entire world (yes, the entire world) in legalising hemp as a food product. The good news is, hemp is now a regular fixture in the health food aisles and you can expect to see a lot more hemp food products in cafes and supermarkets now that's it's 2018's superfood trend.
Hemp can help save the world: TRUE (we think)
Hemp is a pretty miraculous plant - it consumes 4 x more carbon dioxide than other trees and grows using a relatively small amount of water (ideal for Aussie farmers!). It a renewable source that can be made into everything from building materials to clothing and even plastics.
When it comes to food - hemp sits alongside chia and flax as a super seed. Hemple hemp protein is 100% organic, cold-pressed, Aussie grown and owned. Hemp is a complete vegan protein with all 20 essential amino acids and the perfect 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. It's raw, alkaline, anti-inflammatory, non-GMO, gluten free, diary free and jam-packed full of minerals and antioxidants.
Hemp protein is huge overseas not only for its health creds but because it's bioavailable, which means it's soft on the gut and your bod can easily extract the nutrients. You'll feel the difference.