Sunday 20 March 2022

HEMP 101

Understanding this "misunderstood" plant. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that has played an important role in the history of mankind. (Dating back to 8000 BC)

It's resources have been used to make rope, clothing, building supplies, bio-fuel, paper, hemp seeds/oil, beauty products, money etc.

Over the years, the hemp industry has experienced a lot of ups and downs, but with the recent explosion in the popularity of CBD and a shift in demand for natural products, the industry is experiencing renaissance.

Due to this new demand for hemp and hemp-based products, farmers and green-fingered entrepreneurs all over the world are turning to hemp cultivation as the next big thing.

Here are some facts: 

Did you know that the hemp is different from the marijuana plant?? You could call hemp (marijuana’s cousin) if you looked at it as a family relationship. Hemp is a taller plant than marijuana. Most of its leaves are located toward the top of the hemp plant, keeping closer together as it grows. Additionally, the hemp plant has the ability to be grown in a wide range of conditions. t does not need the same care as the marijuana plant. Moreover, it grows quicker and easier than the marijuana plant.

Marijuana contains high amounts of THC — the intoxicating compound found in THC, responsible for “getting you high”.

Hemp does NOT make you high! It has a very low amount of THC and very high amounts of CBD. CBD is even found in mothers breast milk and a fundamental part of getting babies to drink (appetite) and help with brain development.

It has become the GO-TO for natural wellness. Offering fast relief for many ailments and discomforts. For those who deal with chronic health issues on a daily basis, it's a great natural alternative to traditional prescriptions.

With the fast-growing popularity of CBD throughout the globe, the hemp industry is positioned to continue to skyrocket. The only challenge left now is to continue to build awareness and educate the general public.

In the near future, who knows, this humble plant may play an even bigger role for mankind than it has in our past. Let’s all do our part and see what the future of holds for us.

By Kemi Iwalesin

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