Hemp, in Latin cannabis, is one of the eldest useful and healing
plants on earth, cultivated for more than 10`000 years. Fabrics and
ropes can be made from the stipes or fibres. Mercedes as well as
other automobile producers make already use of hemp instead of
Hemp seeds have a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, especial Omega-3, and can be used in many ways, like pressed for cooking oil or flour. Hemp food is a super food, by nature.
Cannabis as a medicine and for consumption is made of the hemp flowers. The resin of the flowers contains more than 500 different active components, the most famous one is certainly Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, rather known as „THC“, the substance that attracts not only people in need. Currently we have a big CBD hype. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, like THC, which is „only“ relaxing and pain-relieving but has no intoxicating effect and it is legal.
Until the 1930s, hemp was cultivated for the usage in the normal
course of life and most likely for smoking. But then political
interests of the USA forced the prohibition of cannabis in any
kind, reaching the peak level in the 1970s, by the „War on
drugs“, worldwide. 50 years later, one has to state that
this war is lost and can or should better not be won. Till today,
nobody died because of cannabis consumption, maybe by penal
actions or drug related crimes, but not by the consumption itself.
The Netherlands have their Coffeeshops, already since 40 years and
in the 1990s, we had countless hemp shops in Swiss, called
„Duftsäckli“ Shop, but mostly closed at the end of
past century. In the last years a kind of legalisation wave swept
over Europe, coming from the USA, mother country of the cannabis
prohibition, incredible but true. Already four States (Alaska,
Oregon, Colorado, California) have legalised cannabis for all
kinds, ten others legalised cannabis for consumption or at least
as medicine…to be continued. Slowly the big black marketing worth
several billions turns into a normal one, just like the alcohol
Also Swiss politics are moving in the direction of legalisation. Nowadays it is legal to have 10 g for consumption with you. Smoking in public is punished now only by a fine instead of legal actions. Since summer 2016, we have even legal grass in Swiss, named CBD grass, containing less than 1% THC.
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