Discover Hemp and CBD
Learn why that is and how industrial hemp and hemp derived CBD can change
your life and the planet!
Industrial hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products and compounds. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of products, including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.
Hemp is the low THC variety of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. Hemp, Cannabis and marijuana are often confused, learn more about the difference on our hemp vs. marijuana page. The fiber, seeds and oil are incredibly valuable, hence it is referenced as a “cash crop”. Hemp is a very hearty plant and grows very quickly in diverse soil conditions. Cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes has been done by many civilizations for over 12,000 years. Industrial hemp has been the desired fiber to manufacture rope, canvas, paper, and clothing until alternative textiles and synthetics for these purposes were discovered. Although China has been the largest hemp producer over the years, other countries such as Australia and Canada are catching up. It is now legal to grow hemp in the United States, as hemp was illegal under the marijuana prohibition act and Colorado has helped change the laws and paved the way for industrial hemp production again in the United States (see hemp history). Now hemp seed oils, resins like CBD, hemp plastics, hemp building materials and many hemp fiber products can be found and purchased in the market place. Hemp is truly an amazing plant with the potential to help “green up” many industries.