Hemp is a sustainable and renewable resource that provides an incredible number of uses such as paper, clothing, building supplies, medicine, biodegradable plastic, food, bio-fuel, and much more. Hemp is an eco-friendly crop that requires no pesticides and very little water to grow.
Hemp is part of the Cannabis family along with Marijuana. Marijuana and Hemp have many similarities but the difference is quite important. For hemp to be legally grown and processed it has to have less than 0.3% THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient that creates the “high” effect which is around 20% in Marijuana. Marijuana is grown for medicinal and recreational use. Hemp is grown for industrial and medicinal purposes.
Hemp played a major role in our history and needs to do the same in our future. Hemp is an amazing alternative resource that has the potential to help us and our planet if we utilize its advantages. Progress is being made! In 2018 the Hemp Farming Bill legalized hemp farming across the United States. This gives our country the chance to revitalize a hemp economy.
As conscious consumers, we can all do our part by using hemp products, supporting hemp farmers, and educating those around us about the benefits of this versatile crop. With research, more demand for hemp, and better agricultural practices, we will see hemp prosper once again!
Thank you for supporting hemp!