In most countries in the world, the sale or distribution of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana or pot, has been banned. This is no surprise to anyone who has any experience with using this controversial drug. What most people do not know is that in many countries, it is completely legal to buy cannabis or marijuana seeds. Of course, they have to be bought with the understanding that cultivating them in order to produce marijuana is illegal; this does not make much sense when it comes right down to it.
The cultivation of cannabis seeds has been at the center of many a controversy, despite that fact that marijuana has been used for centuries for a variety of reasons besides getting high. In addition, there are several different varieties of marijuana. Not all of them contain the chemical THC which is responsible for the euphoric feelings associated with cannabis.
Industrialized cannabis, known as hemp, contains only trace amounts of THC, and has a variety of uses. The plant stems are very fibrous, and can be used to make such items as rope, clothing, and even paper. In addition, items made with these fibers are both long-lasting and fully recyclable. That alleviates a lot of environmental issues associated with similar items made with synthetic materials.
Hemp can also be used as a food source. The seeds are packed with protein and amino acids that are essential for good nutrition, and are also a good source of fiber. They can also be ground and used in baking, or turned into hemp milk or butter. This could be important for people who have allergies to dairy products or who are looking for alternative sources of healthy oils and proteins. While the market for hemp seeds is probably not ever going to be as big a market as wheat or other grains or seeds, it does have a place for people who are interested in natural or whole foods.
However, the most well-known use of cannabis seeds is for the growing of marijuana. This itself is a very controversial issue, as there are many people both for and against marijuana usage. Opponents claim that the drug is dangerous and should be banned under any circumstance. Proponents believe that there are legitimate reasons for using the drug, and are fighting to make it legal.
The most talked about issue regarding the decriminalization of marijuana or cannabis has to do with using the drug for medicinal reasons. Research has shown that patients who are suffering from a number of medical problems can benefit greatly from the use of marijuana. Some of these disorders include glaucoma, HIV/AID, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. There have been improvements in people suffering from chronic pain disorders.
There have been many proven uses for all strains of cannabis seeds, with or without the chemical THC. Using the hemp plant for fabrics and paper production can reduce the environmental impact of those products, and the oils can be used for a variety of things. When added in the potential medical benefits of the marijuana plant, it seems ridiculous that so much time and effort has been wasted on banning this versatile plant.