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What Is Hemp Seed Oil, And What Is It Used For?

Unlike medical marijuana in Massachusetts, which is obviously rather regulated, hemp seed oil is a household product you can easily find at just about any major retailer.

What is hemp seed oil supposed to do? And does it actually work?

Before we can get into a discussion of hemp seed oil, you need to know what hemp is. Hemp seed oil is made by pressing hemp seeds, similar to how olive oil is made by pressing whole olives. It’s often touted as a “Superfood” because, like salmon, it’s rich in fatty acids like omega-3s. But how does hemp seed oil really affect the human body? Can it be used as a medicine like marijuana? Can it produce a high?

So could hemp seed oil have the same type of health benefits? Again, the answer is no, for much the same reason hemp seed oil cannot make you high: hemp seed oil possesses a medically insignificant amount of THC and CBD. On a related note, hemp seed oil can be confused with CBD oil, but they are not the same.

At the end of the day, the disappointing truth is that hemp seed oil will simply bore recreational users while doing essentially nothing to benefit people who have serious medical conditions.