What Is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial Hemp

According to the Department of Agriculture in Colorado, Industrial Hemp is a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than .3% on a dry weight basis.

Industrial Hemp is a low-resin plant and does not produce a natural abundance of THC. As a result, Industrial Hemp can be sold and imported in all 50 states (according to the 2014 US Farm Bill).

As far as medicinal and recreational cannabis goes, the resin is where the action is. The resin contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), along with dozens of other secondary plant metabolites (primarily other cannabinoids and terpenoids) that augment human brain chemistry and alleviate physiological and psychological distress.

The reason for the low THC content in hemp is that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary component that forms the marijuana high. Furthermore, industrial hemp has higher concentrations of a chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) that has a negative effect on THC and lessens its psychoactive effects when smoked in conjunction.

The versatility of the plant is the most remarkable feature. Hemp produces four times as much fibre per acre as pine trees. Hemp tree-free paper can be recycled up to seven times, compared with three times for pine-pulp based papers. Hemp is easy to grow, and actually conditions and fertilizes soil where it grows. The seed and seed-oil are high in protein, essential fatty and amino acids, and vitamins.

Industrial Hemp are the results of these crops and are the main ingredients used to fuel CBD products worldwide. In addition to that, other products that involve other parts of the Hemp plant like Hemp-Seed Oil and other fibers have vast uses and benefits for their users.

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