Hemp is one of the most versatile, helpful, and health-filled plants on the planet. Yep -- it's that same plant out the cannabis family -- that family with the outlawed member: Marijuana. Unlike marijuana, hemp has none or extremely little THC content (this is the psycho-active substance in marijuana.) Hemp has been used for hundreds of years for its fibers (clothing, paper, rope...). It's seeds are high sources of fiber and contain high amounts of essential fatty acids (oil) that a body needs.
The essential fatty acid balance of hemp is in a perfect ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. This great ratio gives hemp superlative healing power. Fats are almost as effectively absorbed through the skin as they are through the digestive tract. So skin care products containing hemp oil allow for the absorption of great nutrition.
What's been done to hemp growing in the United States is a clear case of throwing babies out with the bath water. Because hemp is in the same plant family as marijuana, an unfair campaign against hemp has been waged for almost 50 years. As more people discover the versatility and "health-fulness" of hemp, pressure grows to legalize the growing of hemp in the United States. You can read more about all of the benefits and history of hemp at: www.hia.org
I believe if everyone were putting hemp oil on themselves LOTS of health would come to people.