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Industrial hemp is the mostmisunderstood plant in the world. Learn why that is and how industrial hemp and hemp derived CBD can change your life and the planet! Hemp is the common name for plants of the entire genus Cannabis. This term is often used to refer only to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial (non-drug) use. Industrial hemp has many uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, CBD extracts and fuel.
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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. Civilizations cultivated hemp for industrial purposes for more than 12,000 years. The fiber, seeds and oil are incredibly valuable with a wide variety uses including clothing, medicines, foods, fuels, and materials for building. The hemp plant is very hardy and grows quickly in diverse soil conditions. Staggering utility and ease of growth justify the claim that industrial hemp is the most useful plant on the planet.
How is it possible, then, that industrial hemp is NOT a prominent staple of the global and domestic economy across multiple industries?
Hemp.com, Inc. aims to change that reality through collaboration and education regarding why this vital plant became outlawed.
Industrial hemp has a rich history that is nearly as old as human civilization. Human beings used fiber to manufacture rope, canvas, paper, and clothing. There is also evidence that ancient civilizations used hemp for food, medicine, and artistic purposes.
The history of industrial hemp in the United States is equally rich—early legislation even required certain farmers to grow this beneficial plant. It is therefore surprising that such an essential plant became illegal to grow State side. As a result, China has been the largest hemp producer over the last several decades, but other countries such as Australia and Canada are catching up.
Industrial hemp’s status in legal limbo permitted certain products to be sold in the United States but not grown due to the marijuana prohibition act. That changed with the passage of the Farm Bill. This legislation makes it legal at a federal level to grow hemp in the United States with the onus now falling to each State to decide whether hemp can be grown within each jurisdiction. Colorado played a significant role in helping change the laws to pave 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. Learn more at the Hemp University.
When someone asks “what is hemp” most people think of marijuana and drugs, but that could not be farther from the truth. This is one reason we feel that industrial hemp is the most misunderstood plant in the world. As explained below, the real answer to the question, “what is hemp?” should be “a sustainable, natural solution to many of the needs of humanity.” With the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, farmers are starting to grow hemp in many states. The question is bigger than what is hemp; it is now what can Hemp do for you and me and what can we do for it? Now hemp oils, CBD, hemp plastics, hemp building materials and many hemp fiber products can be seen and purchased on the market as explained below.
Hemp is the low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Under federal law, industrial hemp contains very small amounts of THC—indeed the plant must contain less than .3% THC by dry weight. Simply put, there is no “getting high” when it comes to ingesting or smoking industrial hemp. Hemp and marijuana are often confused, learn more about the difference on our hemp vs. marijuana page.
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