Hemp: The Wonder Plant
Did you know that the world’s first piece of paper was made from hemp around 150 BC? Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years, and is one of the most versatile plants on earth.
Some of its many uses include:
- Nutrition: hemp oil, hemp seeds, hemp protein.
- Consumer goods: hemp fiber has a similar texture to linen, and is used to make clothing, shoes, fabrics and other accessories.
- Building materials: hemp fibres are extremely strong and durable, and can be used for thermal insulation, ceiling insulation, and “hempcrete” concrete blocks.
- Bioplastic: hemp materials can be used to make plastic that is used in some cars including BMW and Mercedes.
After the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp production was banned across the United States. It wasn’t until a few years ago, with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, that industrial hemp containing 0.3% or less of THC was removed from the DEA list of Schedule 1 drugs - a list that includes heroin, LSD, and ecstasy - and treated as an agricultural commodity. Now hemp products are regulated by organizations like the FDA and the USDA.
Today, you can’t step into a grocery store, gas station, mall, or farmer’s market without seeing hemp and CBD products everywhere. Even Amazon sells them. However, not all hemp products are created equally, and misinformation, misleading marketing claims, and downright bad business are affecting consumer confidence. The Hemp Dispense is here to restore your confidence, and provide you with only the highest quality hemp and CBD products on the market.
How can you be sure the product you are getting is high quality? There are a few things to look for as a consumer, read more in our blog post CBD Consumer Confidence: What To Look For.