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.

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 paper saves the trees! Deforestation is a major problem. The solution is to use more hemp-based paper solutions. As you can see hemp is a pretty incredible and sustainable plant. Please check us out at HempCrate to see some of these uses we’ll be putting in our box every month. 

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