So, if you can’t get high from seeds alone and there are no therapeutic benefits, then what are we left with? This shouldn’t stop you from making those seeds a part of your daily nutritional regimen. Let’s expand on that:
And there’s no question about it that cannabis seeds are the best natural source of plant-based protein that you might come across today. This is why since the 17 th century, farmers have been using marijuana seed mash to provide nutrition for their livestock – that is, before it became illegal.
No High – But a World of Health Benefits
Many health experts claim that hemp seeds contain the most omega fatty acid content among all plant seeds, even more so than flaxseed, walnuts and Chia seeds.
Shelled cannabis seeds can be sprinkled on all kinds of foods like hummus, salads, yogurt, quinoa, smoothies, etc. you can even press raw seeds for oil, grind them up into a nice flour or make a protein supplement out of them by mixing in your favourite peanut butter snack or protein shake.
Obese people can benefit from consuming seeds because they contain lots of vitamins, including Vitamin E, and essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and calcium – nutrients that can help overweight people stay fuller and feel more satiated around the clock.
There are a few indicators that will give you a sense of whether the seed is worth germinating.
You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
Autoflowering strains require some preparation, as they will grow quickly and start to flower whether or not you’re ready for them.
Are you ready to grow?
If you’re ready for a more serious approach, make sure you have the space for a proper garden and pop the seeds to see what fruit they bear.
Remember, once a seed germinates, the real work begins. Sexing, selecting, vegetative growth, flowering, and the eventual harvest all lie ahead.
Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.
It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.