However, they are a lot more enjoyable when you make a little ‘meal’ out of them, instead of consuming them raw.
Were they doing this to get high? No. (Maybe some of them were.)
It’s not that difficult! You can eat marijuana seeds raw, cooked, shelled, or unshelled. You don’t have to prepare or otherwise process them to reap the health and nutrition benefits.
How Can You Eat Marijuana Seeds?
Cannabis seed-based diets could help people gain or lose weight. Marijuana seeds are full of vitamins (particularly Vitamin E) and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc). They also contain protein and can keep you fuller for longer.
Unlike hemp, cannabis remains federally illegal. Even so, many Americans are finding a way to incorporate marijuana seeds into their diet. They are doing so for the same reasons those colonists did in the 17th century.
Most of marijuana’s medicinal properties come from the presence of active cannabinoids and certain terpenes, flavonoids, etc. Since marijuana seeds don’t have cannabinoids, we don’t use them for medicinal/therapeutic purposes.
Human beings do not naturally produce Omega fatty acids like Omega 3 and 6. Therefore, we have to consume them from outside sources. However, some say hemp seeds have the most abundant source of natural Omega acids in the entire plant kingdom. This means they have more than Chia seeds, walnuts, and flaxseed.
If your goal is to grow sinsemilla—the kind of cannabinoid-rich cannabis you smoke, vape, eat, etc., you are unlikely to do anything but raise all your seeds to maturity. But, it could be that you ended up with some extra seeds, either because your starting point was bagseed and you spared some, or because some developed throughout your grow. Speaking about the latter, if your plants experience significant stress during the vegetative stage and/or throughout the flowering period, you may face some problems with hermaphroditism. This in turn can cause accidental pollination of female flowers, which will force them to start producing seeds instead of buds.
Hemp and cannabis seeds are arguably among the most nutritious seeds available. In fact, they are rich in protein, fibre, healthy unsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), and vitamins A, E, D, and B. Plus, they contain an impressive array of minerals like sodium, potassium, iron, and magnesium. You can eat them raw (shelled or unshelled) or roast them. You can have a handful of them just like that, or add them as a garnish. Neither hemp nor cannabis seeds have any measurable THC in them, so you can eat them without worrying about getting high.
5 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF LEFTOVER CANNABIS SEEDS
This is perhaps the most ambitious pursuit you can try with your spare seeds: breeding. It involves patience and precision in noting the characteristics of different cannabis strains and their associated seeds. With time, you will have a great collection of genetics that you can cross, keep as mother plants, etc. And if you start with mystery seeds, well, go back to our first suggestion: Use them to experiment and expand your repertoire as a grower!
Guess what? Cannabis seeds are not only good for humans, but animals too. Your furry or feathered friend will benefit from all the nutrients we just mentioned. Mix the seeds in with their usual food and let their digestive system do the rest. Don’t have any pets? Well, leaving them available for wild birds or rodents in an outdoor feeder will make a lot of passing animals very happy!
• Light stress: Caused by unwanted or poorly thought-out changes in photoperiod, poor functioning of your timer, hot spots in lighting.