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By now, you probably have heard the great news: President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, which legalizes industrial hemp. The new bill defines industrial hemp to include “all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers” of industrial hemp.
This means that hemp will now be treated as an agricultural commodity instead of a “controlled substance” like marijuana (hemp and marijuana are both plants in the cannabis family, but unlike marijuana, hemp does not get people high).
Why is the legalization of industrial hemp great news?
Well, industrial hemp is an incredibly versatile plant. If there is such a thing as a wonder plant, hemp is it.
The list of products that can be made with hemp is in the thousands (possibly tens of thousands!) and includes textiles, clothing, paper, plastic substitutes, fuel (bio-diesel), beauty and skin care products, sheets, bedding, towels, blankets, furniture, rope, canvas, carpet, home-building materials, and even cars.
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can start using hemp today.
1. CBD oil
As more people seek natural remedies for health problems, interest in cannabidiol(commonly known as “CBD”) is growing.
CBD oil is a fascinating substance that has tremendous therapeutic value.
It is one of over 100 compounds found in cannabis plants (including hemp!) that belong to a class of naturally occurring, biologically active chemical constituents called cannabinoids. CBD is non-intoxicating. Unlike THC, the psycho-active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is a phytochemical that won’t get you “high.” There are two primary types of CBD oil formulas:
Both Full Spectrum and THC-free CBD formulas provide similar therapeutic benefits.
Cannabinoids bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as
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