Hemp protein comes from the cannabis plant and is an excellent source of plant-based protein. It doesn't contain any THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. hemp protein comes from the hemp plant, which is the same species as the cannabis plant. However, unlike cannabis, hemp contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC is the intoxicating compound that creates a high. Although hemp belongs to the same plant family as marijuana, hemp seeds contain very little of the psychoactive compound THC. Research shows that eating up to 0.67 pounds or 300 grams of shelled hemp seeds per day does not interfere with urine drug testing (3). To produce hemp protein, oil is extracted from the hemp seeds and the remaining seed meal is processed into powder.