Cannabis use by man can be traced back thousands of years. Many different civilisations have used cannabis, for some Cannabis was a sacred herb, for others it was a valuable medicine and for many it was valued for its relaxing and recreational benefits. The tough fibres produced by cannabis (and the related hemp plant) have had many uses from fabrics to ropes, clothing to carpets.

Cannabis seed oil (Hemp oil) has been highly valued for its medicinal and therapeutic value. It does not contain THC.

The oil is of high nutritional value because its 3:1 ratio of omega -6 to omega - 3 essential fatty acids, which matches the balance required by the human body.

Cannabis is a flowering herb with male and female plants, though occasionally both male and female flowers can be seen on the same plant. The leaves typically have a serrated shape with up to 13 leaflets though 7-9 is more common.