Why is hemp so controversial? On A Healthy You, Carol Alt dug up potential health benefits from the plant.

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She spoke to the author of “Cancer: Step Outside the Box,” Ty Bollinger. 

He explained the history of hemp and the industrial uses for it, including paper, textiles, home insulation and biodegradable plastics. Ford Motor Company even created a Model T car that was constructed with hemp and used it as fuel.

Bollinger said during that time, only a small percentage used hemp for recreational purposes.

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It may help with symptoms of seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder and inflammation. While marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, they are different because of the THC levels. People who consume hemp as a super food do not get high off of it.

To learn more about the benefits of hemp, check out the clip above.