Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops on the planet dating back to at least 8000BC. It is one of the varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. The stalk is used for fabric, paper, building materials, rope and twine, animal bedding, mulch, or chemical absorbent, while the seeds are used for food products including granola and protein powders or just as a topping on salads, or a snack food, or made into a gluten free flour, or even a milk.
The seeds can also provide oils used in body products, fuel for engines, paint, varnish, or ink. Historically hemp was used for ships sails, military uniforms, and even the first model T was made of hemp parts and could be run on hemp biofuel. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, and it will not get someone “stoned”.