Hemp, the helpful kin of cannabis.
We indulge in the latest information on cannabis strains, concentrates, and edibles, but we often lose sight of the counter-culture of hemp, the tame and useful cousin of cannabis. Remember, it’s up to us to educate our peers, parents, and the nay sayers on the benefits and logic of this banned miracle plant. Here are Hemp facts everyone should know and share:
- Grown around the world for over 12,000 years, hemp has been used for fiber and food for centuries. Of course, that all changed in the United States with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Look at what we are missing out on! Photo credit: Belize Ag Report
- Fabrics made of at least 50% hemp offer more sun protection against the sun’s UV rays than other fabrics. More breathable than cotton, hemp fibers are absorbent and more mold resistant. Photo credit: MinistryofHemp.com
- Hemp is already a worldwide commodity and the United States Congress says it’s perfectly legal to import hemp from other countries but not legal to grow in the United States under federal law. A real WTF policy!!! Oh, and “hemp” is not a term that is found in federal law. Photo credit: Citizens Action Network
- Without the intoxicating effects, hemp contains just a trace of THC and is not harmful or addictive. But look at what the CBD components can do. Photo credit: HempLifeDrops
- Contrary to belief, the Declaration of Independence was NOT written on hemp paper, but parchment. Either way, celebrate hemp and it’s classy cousins!
Peace, Love, and the Power of Hemp! Let’s make America ‘green’ again!