Hemp vs Cannabis: The Great Debate
In my opinion most people have been brainwashed to think that there is a difference between hemp and cannabis, but there is no scientific basis for this. In my opinion the idea that hemp is different to Cannabis is an idea that was invented by governments in order to confuse people.
For those who don't know I am from South Africa. My parents grew up in the apartheid era in South Africa. If I ask them what they think of cannabis , they literally think its a drug thats gonna destroy your brain and life. My parents were brainwashed by the apartheid government to think that cannabis is a dirty drug that will ruin your life. It is impossible for me to have a discussion about cannabis and my career in the black market working with cannabis. (Btw for context for the pic below, "dagga" is cannabis in Afrikaans and is often referred to as "dagga" in South Africa in the news)
Btw the pic at the start of the article is a pic of "Cherry Wine CBD" hemp from here:
Ever listened to Rick Simpson talk about cannabis, he will always refer to it as hemp. As there is no difference. There is a very good reason he talks about "hemp oil" or "growing hemp", he is trying to play around with the definition of what is cannabis and what is hemp.
I talked to a friend of mine about this topic and his response was:"All hemp is cannabis, but not all cannabis is hemp."
Difference in seeds:
In my country you can buy hemp seeds in health shops. You could buy hemp seeds in health shops even before decriminalization.
I recently imported some seeds from the UK into my country and had my package confiscated. So in my country there are laws that prevent you from importing certain types of seeds and I can understand those laws if the seeds that i am importing are from a plant that could affect the ecosystem in my country, but I was trying to import weed seeds. When I went to customs to try and get my package they started shouting at me and made a huge scene. I never got a confiscation letter which means that a customs official got some Blue Dream growing in their backyard now.
The Cannabis detector:
There is no magical "cannabis detector". There is literally no difference between cannabis and hemp seeds or even between the plant. The only real difference in my opinion is the percentage of THC.
Some people are under the impression that there is some magical detector tool that can take seeds, grow them out and test the THC level of the flower and tell you whether the seeds are from hemp or cannabis. Thus is hemp seeds are legal in your country then it means that cannabis seeds are also legal. This is because it is literally impossible to distinguish between cannabis and hemp seeds.
I'd bet its probably cheaper to take black marijuana seeds and sell it as hemp seeds, so I wouldn't be surprised if some of the seeds sold in health shops as hemp seeds are in fact cannabis seeds.
Modern day hemp is nothing like textbook hemp. I can show you some pictures of modern day hemp and you might have trouble believing me that this is in fact photo's of hemp.
This is a strain by seedsman which you can read more about here:
Let's look at the numbers: (The numbers might confuse your definition of hemp)
Don't take my word for it:
Go do your own reading. Here is a list:
I have a black market colleague that I used to work with. Every time he got arrested for weed he would always ask the police:"How can you arrest me for selling flowers of a plant that God created to heal people.". Very good question. I might do a video interview with him and post it on smoke. I'm considering doing a documentary series that I'll post on youtube and on smoke, the series will be called: "The Bootlegger interviews".
Both hemp and cannabis are the same thing and both were created by God.
I encourage a healthy discussion/debate on this in the comments. Keep it civil please :).