One of the signatures of 2019, a year with many signatures, was the introduction of Hemp products to the mainstream public. It’s popularity is undeniable. Still a mystery, Hemp products of all sorts were advertised and promoted as being able to help with what seemed like all kinds of ailments. Here are some of the funniest Hemp tweets I ran across embodying the feeling of the people towards the new hamp-based product.
The Joker, an insane movie based off the villain from the Batman comics, is drawing all sorts of attention. Joaquin Phoenix followed up the polarizing performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker in the Dark Knight movie, with his own stellar characterization in this origin story. An aspiring professional clown struggling with severe mental disorders worsened by societal pressures, The Joker touches on many internal challenges people contend with and flaws within our current society. The movie inspired the following tweet:
Why didn’t the joker ever try Hemp or drinking water— Lil Sasquatch (@lilsasquatch66) October 10, 2019
Hemp gummies, vapes and oils were so heavily promoted in 2019 that some people got a little sick of hearing about them anymore. It seemed like everywhere you turned some friend or acquaintance was talking about it, an internet ad would pop up or some celebrity was swooning over Hemp on TV. People were so focused on Hemp that they were often not paying any attention to the world around them, inspiring this tweet.
me: my grandpa died— eric curtin (@dubstep4dads) December 26, 2018
guy who takes Hemp: he should try Hemp oil. works so good for me i swear by it. u can vape it or even eat it like in edible form
me: he’s dead
So little is still known about Hemp and so many claims were made about its benefits, that a lot of people just stopped believing what they were hearing and seeing. But, curiosity still made a lot of people try it regardless of their skepticism. In many ways it made people feel like they were conjuring their inner Hunter Thompson by trying hemp oil for the first time, which inspired the following tweet.
just ate a Hemp gummy can’t stop thinking about my hamster from 2002— gary from teen mom (@garyfromteenmom) October 14, 2019
Companies were infusing Hemp into every kind of product that you could imagine, some of which make no sense. I recently wrote about this Hemp suit that a journalist tried for a week to see if it worked. It didn’t. Yet another reason why people became skeptical of many Hemp products is that they were just marketed so hard. Some applications of Hemp just don’t make sense and it got to be a little too much. Hence the following 2 tweets.
The first person to drink a pumpkin spice latte infused with Hemp wins millennial bingo.— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) September 8, 2019
Just got a Hemp infused bike and i got so relaxed on it i rode it into a wall— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) April 23, 2019
Now, we are in 2020 and people should be able to better understand the current state of the Hemp industry. It is not psychoactive like taking medical or recreational cannabis which contains THC. However, some full spectrum Hemp products still contain THC which has caused some people to even fail drug tests. Only products made from a pure Hemp isolate that have been lab tested by a third party ISO 17025 accredited lab showing there is no THC can be trusted.
We are all waiting on more rigorous scientific research to understand any potential medical benefits. People need to understand the ways to administer Hemp products so that it has a real chance of being absorbed by the body. There are Hemp tinctures to be taken under the tongue sublingually. There are Hemp vapes, Hemp edibles and some Hemp topicals that can work. Do your research and I am willing to bet you will find a way to fit Hemp into your life.
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