What Is Hemp?
Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. It has been used for paper, textiles, and cordage for thousands of years. In fact, the Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.
So what exactly is hemp, and how is it different from the psychoactive form of cannabis that we consume medicinally and recreationally? Let’s dive into some Hemp 101 so you can better understand this versatile material.
There are many different varieties of the cannabis plant. Hemp — also called industrial hemp — refers to the non-psychoactive (less than 1% THC) varieties of Cannabis sativa L. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are makeup, and cultivation methods
What Can Hemp Do?
Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals.
Hemp fibers and stalks are used in clothing, construction materials, paper, biofuel,plastic composites, and more.
Last year, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) estimated the total retail value of all hemp products sold in the U.S. at $620 million. Sadly, all of the raw hemp materials were imported from other countries. (More on that later.) Hemp is in the soil, and prevents soil erosion. What’s left after harvest breaks down into the soil, providing valuable nutrients.
Hemp requires much less water to grow — and no pesticides — so it is much more environmentally friendly than traditional crops.
What Can't Hemp Do?
Hemp can do a lot, but it can’t get you “high.” Because hemp varieties contain virtually zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), your body processes it faster than you can smoke it. Trying to use hemp to put you on cloud nine will only put you in bed with a migraine!
Is Hemp Legal
Yes and No,
For now, Hemp is legal in some states and not in others.
Can Hemp Make a Comeback?
The 2014 US Farm Bill allows states that have passed their own industrial hemp legislation to grow industrial hemp for purposes of research and development. Several states — including Kentucky, Colorado, and Oregon — are already conducting hemp pilot projects. Many other states are currently pursuing similar legislation and programs. After many years of prohibition, American farmers are finally reacquainting themselves with industrial hemp.
In January of 2015, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act (H.R. 525 and S. 134) was introduced in the House and Senate. If passed, it would remove all federal restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp, and remove its classification as a Schedule I controlled substance.
If the unwarranted federal prohibition of hemp is finally repealed, the world’s oldest domesticated crop will once again be available range of environmentally friendly ways.
What Is a Cannabinoids?
CBD is one of many products that can be extracted from the Cannabis plant. It belongs to a group of chemicals called phytocannabinoids. Within this category CBD and THC are the two chemicals with the highest concentration in the hemp cannabis plant. Research shows that phytocannabinoids activate the same receptors as the bod’s natural endocannabinoids that work with the body’s health and ability to heal.
This is the main purpose of the CBD chemical and products that we provide. Through our filtration processes, the THC is removed and only the CBD remains in the compound. Our Research and Development continually studies and experiments to find the highest strain of CBD and find a way to culture the hemp plants for the highest yield of the CBD compound.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are often overlooked when researching cannabinoids and cannabis-related products. The chemical is very important that it affects the interaction of cannabinoids and the human body allowing the cannabinoids to become more effective. Apart from this they play a role in flavoring foods and creating scents for aromatic purposes. Their other purpose is protecting the hemp plant from insects and bacteria and other environmental stresses.
What are the testing methods?
We test our products in several different ways to ensure an overall powerful, effective and quality product. We use the test results to fine tune our equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratory. With the precision being of utmost importance as it dictates the success or failure of a specific compound, our laboratory comes prepared with experts and trained professionals who work to ensure pure, organic products.
What is CBD Oil Used for?
New uses are being discovered as more research is being applied to this section of medical research. A few of these revelations are:
- Use as therapeutic products
- Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
- Cosmetics for skin repair and lotions
- Use in food for candy, snacks and beverages
- Pet nutrition and health products
- Use in alternative tobacco products.
How is Hemp Used in Foods?
Through both supplying the human body with Essential Fatty oils, hemp also contains high amounts of protein. It’s very easy to digest and is often prescribed by doctors for patients who have difficulty digesting. It was used as the ideal vegetable protein structure.
Why is growing Hemp illegal?
Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst Started the charge to ban hemp. Hearst used his power as a publisher to create public panic about the evils of hemp and marijuana. Another big money player Pierre DuPont held patent rights to the sulfuric acid wood pulp paper process. In 1937 DuPont patented nylon rope made from synthetic petrochemicals. With the combines public panic and the push from the wealthy businessmen, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. The Act placed a high tax on marijuana and hemp by extension, which killed the industry.
Why does organic matter?
Farms that we do not source from protect their plants with insecticides and other sprays. Not only do the sprays soak into the ground and contaminate the groundwater, but limits plant growth and contaminates the CPD production.
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