Marijuana is only a slang term used for the Cannabis plant, has gained popularity in the marijuana food industry, not considered legal in some states, although there are ongoing debates over the legalization of this substance in all other states and in some nations. The Cannabis plant has also been one of the oldest substances used by human.


Marijuana contains high amounts tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that when misused and abused could lead to addiction. Otherwise, the proper and moderate use of marijuana is beneficial not only for its healing properties, but also as a great ingredient for many recipes. 

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Industrial Usage

Aside from the current reputation of the marijuana food industry, such substance is likewise gaining popularity within the industrial sector. When grown for industry, marijuana is commonly referred to as hemp that has low concentrations of THC and suitable for many usages. Hemp seeds are normally crushed in food, oil, and beauty products. Hemp fibers, on the other hand, are used for ropes, fabrics, and even paper.

For Food Purposes

In some countries and states, the Cannabis plant is grown mainly for food purposes. The seeds specifically are rich in protein, oils, lanolin, and linolenic acids, which are equally ideal for human nutrition. Hempseeds are the most common and visible products from hemp that are available and sold in markets legally. In places where legality is not an issue, marijuana is also used as a drug or treatment for specific illnesses. 

Nutritional Facts

More than the 3 million edible plants on earth, marijuana has also its corresponding nutritional value. Hempseeds are the most-used parts in the plant, perhaps the main reason why different organizations support the marijuana food industry. Hempseeds can be consumed as a whole, hulled, powder, or extract the oil from it. The seeds also produce oil that is non-trans-fatty-acid that is a good source of Omega 3, 6 and 9. It is used by many people as salad dressing, ingredient for breads, cakes, protein bars, cereals, beer, butter and more. 

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The overall protein content of hemp-seed is 35% similar to soybeans, but higher than nuts, meats, dairy products, other seeds, fish or poultry. Its protein content is a great source of essential amino acids that are likewise found in eggs, milk, and meat. The proteins found in hemp are also easily digestible, acting as a pre-cursor to the body’s vital components like antibodies, hemoglobin, and hormones.

Answer to Starvation

The marijuana food industry is pushed by many individuals with different organizations and their beliefs that marijuana could be the answer to starvation. While many people are still unaware, marijuana also contain 355 of healthy, dietary fiber, and also high in vitamin C, E, and natural antioxidants. These nutritional benefits alone are believed by many people that marijuana could address the on-going problems on starvation.  

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Growing Hemp Food Sales

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The sales of hemp foods in the North America are growing year per year. Marijuana is highly recommended to consume as food over smoking because smoking marijuana can aggravate asthma and could cause chronic bronchitis. Marijuana is sold in legal states as edible products like cakes, cookies, candies, honey, ice cream, and even barbecue sauce. Certainly, the marijuana food industry is growing and booming, and many people have switched to consuming marijuana food products from smoking or vaping.