You’re walking down the beauty aisle at Whole Foods when to your surprise, you spy a bottle of lotion that appears to have a cannabis leaf on it. Is this for real? Can you actually purchase cannabis beauty products from your local grocery or drug store? Sort of.
There’s a big difference between marijuana and hemp—though they’re both green and come from the same species of cannabis plant, the former contains high levels of the psychoactive substance, THC. Hemp contains little to no THC, and as such, has no recreational value. Hemp protein powder is made by separating and grinding the tiny seeds of the hemp plant. These nutty-tasting seeds are rich in oil, enzymes and protein, making them suitable for vegetarians, vegans or individuals who can’t tolerate dairy products.