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Industrial Hemp: About
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What Is Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is believed to be one of the oldest cultivated crops that exists. For over 10,000 years, up until the last century, the use of hemp has been documented by various civilizations. 

Industrial hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Although they’re both part of the same species, the two are quite different. Legally, industrial hemp is defined as containing less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the leaves and flowering heads. Hemp is not marijuana and is not psychoactive. Rather, hemp is bred for a variety of different purposes that can help us economically, environmentally, and holistically. 

 

According to Hemp Business Journal, there are thousands of products that can be made from industrial hemp. Currently, some of the most common uses include:

Food, Feed, Fuel, Apparel, Home Textiles, Building Materials, 
Cosmetics and Wellness ​Products

 

The increasing popularity of CBD has led to a myriad of hemp-derived CBD products that are now widely available.

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