Hemp – What is it? Why use it? Where is it legal?

WHAT IS IT?

Cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes has been done by many civilizations for over 12,000 years.

Interestingly enough the cannabis plant has the ability to grow in virtually any climate and provide a 100% renewable crop with all kinds of uses. The most widely known are durable fiber and textiles, clean bio diesel fuel, powerful CBD medications and moisturizing hair and body products.

One amazing plant with thousands of solutions that will help us sustain a healthier world and a healthier economy.

WHY USE IT?

Plant medicine has been around thousands of years longer than our traditional Western medicine and has been easing people’s suffering since the dawn of man.

The pharmaceutical industry grew out of using derivatives of these plant-based medicines, however, without using the broad-spectrum properties of the entire plant, modern medications have a tendency to come with less than desirable side effects.

WHERE IS IT LEGAL?

Despite hemp’s long history of cultivation and use in the United States, growing the crop for commercial purposes had been federally prohibited for almost 50 years. With the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, however, hemp is once again being legally planted on American soil.

Since the implementation of the Farm Bill, more than 30 states have passed laws regarding industrial hemp. At least 16 of those states have approved laws allowing for commercial production, giving growers rights beyond those listed in the Farm Bill.