10 Quick Facts About Hemp

1) Industrial Hemp was just legalized via the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. It became law on December 20th, 2018. Since its legalization there have been a variety of business that have sprouted up selling CBD.

2) Industrial Hemp is considered any part of the cannabis plant with no more than 0.3 percent of THC on a dry weight basis, according to the National Law Review

3) Though both derived from hemp, cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce a psychoactive effect like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It does not produce “a high.”

4) Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products including rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, food, paper, bioplastics, insulation, and biofuel. There are literally hundreds of other uses.

5) Hemp has been around a long time. Our founding fathers, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson,  were big proponents of growing hemp everywhere. They helped really create the hemp industry. 

6) The hemp plant is so diverse. Every element is used to make different products. Seeds are used for industrial products, foods, and body care. The stalk, can be used for paper, textiles, and building materials. The leaves can be used for bedding and mulch. Finally, the roots even play a role. They are packed with nutrients that some studies have shown are good for arthritis, joint pain, and eczema. 

7) Hemp is a high-yield crop. One acre of hemp produces twice as much oil as one acre of peanuts, and nearly four times as much fiber pulp (for paper) as an acre of trees 

8) Hemp seeds are high in protein and calories. It provides essential amino acids, while developing and maintaining muscles. Hemp seeds could be used to fight hunger globally. 

9) Hemp seeds are even more nutritious than the trendy flax and chia seeds. 

10) Hemp seed oil, which is extracted from the seed of the hemp plant, can be used in lotions and other skin care products for its wonderful moisturizing benefits. You can find some of these products right here.