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 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the leaves and flowering heads. Hemp is not marijuana and cannot get you high. Instead, hemp is bred for a variety of different purposes that can help us medically, economically and environmentally.
According to Hemp Business Journal, there are over 50,000 products that can be made from industrial hemp. Currently, some of the more common ones include:
Paper, Clothing, Food, Fuel, Building materials,
Beauty and Skin Care Items
The increasing popularity of CBD has also led to a myriad of hemp-derived CBD products that are now available almost everywhere.