Horizon Hemp Seeds
After the federal restrictions were lifted, the market for industrial hemp began to grow rapidly. The fast changing market has opened the doors for thousands of hemp based products!
As a grower, you recognize the potential and the investment opportunity, but might be asking yourself what needs to be done to successfully farm and cultivate industrial hemp.
Hopefully our Horizon Hemp 101 section will help answer some of your questions, but as always, we welcome the opportunity to visit with you more in depth.
What is industrial hemp, and how is it different from marijuana?
Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, containing very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is primarily grown for its industrial and agricultural uses, whereas marijuana is cultivated for its high THC content,
What are the primary uses of industrial hemp?
Industrial hemp has a wide range of applications, including fiber for textiles and fabrics, seeds for food products, oil for various uses, biofuel, building materials, and even medicinal products such as CBD.
Is it legal to cultivate industrial hemp?
The legal status of industrial hemp cultivation varies by country and region. In the United States, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp cultivation, subject to specific regulations. Always check your state/local laws and regulations.
What are the environmental benefits of industrial hemp?
Hemp is known for its sustainability. It requires less water and fewer pesticides than many other crops, sequesters carbon, and can be used to make eco-friendly products, contributing to a more sustainable future.
What hemp-based products can I find in the market?
You can find hemp-based products such as clothing, food items (hemp seeds, oil, and protein), CBD products, skincare, paper, and even construction materials.
Is there ongoing research and innovation in the hemp industry?
Yes, there is continuous research and innovation in hemp cultivation, processing, and product development. The industry is evolving rapidly and Horizon Hemp Seeds is proud to be a part of this ever-evolving industry.