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The Hemp and Cannabis industry is now booming and mainstream. Many small to large companies are now planning on long term integration or conversion of their current operating models or products.
All industries and ancillary services will apply to various levels of business from farming and agriculture to health and wellness products as well as many textile and construction solutions.
This new era of a hemp industrial revolution will reshape many countries and the future of our global ecosystem.
Both hemp and cannabis serve many purposes to our own health as well as to the future of our daily lives all around us. Hemp farming actually dates back to when the United States was founded. It had common uses from clothing, natural medicine (cannabis), food and many other daily uses.
The contents of the plant (both hemp and cannabis) has its own purpose from industrial hemp, CBD and other natural health products and much more. Prior to Cannabis Prohibition (still in existence), the medical community utilized cannabis as a form of medicine. Cannabis has largely been used in many cultures and civilizations over thousands of years across the globe.
Keep in mind, hemp and cannabis are within the same family of plants, but have distinct differences. As you probably already know, cannabis is known for its THC contents which can cause psychoactive effects and impairments. However, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and higher percentages of CBD and other cannabinoids which do not posses psychoactive effects.
With the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has been declassified as a schedule 1 drug because it does not contain the same levels of THC as with cannabis and will comply with the less than 0.3% THC regulation.
Cannabis remains to be under discussion by many states for medicinal, recreational or just completely decriminalized. Each state and country has its own policy and laws around the plant and how it approaches its stance on THC.
How did this all begin? Cannabis Prohibition caused generations of people to be afraid or scared of even discussing these subjects. Lack of education and big business have skewed what this plant can offer and has changed the United States to outsourcing or importing materials and products.
Existing laws still make it difficult for proper research studies to be conducted across the United States, but ongoing efforts from activists, advocates and industry leaders are engaging the political landscape to make changes. Other countries as well are putting their own policies and laws together to re-evaluate the stigma put on these plants.
CBD has become a high selling product (in many forms) across multiple states and the world. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects and does not cause dizziness, mental impairment or other form of effect.
Furthermore, hemp and cannabis possess many different cannabinoids other than just THC or CBD. Different strains, how the plant is grown and how the plant harvest materials are cured effect the levels of potency of cannabinoids. However, from the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products must remain in compliance with federal law and contain 0.3% of less THC.
As more research is conducted and different plant farming is conducted, you will see CBG, CBN and other cannabinoids that will be added to many product lines.
Full Spectrum CBD refers to extracted cannabinoids where predominantly CBD but contains all other cannabinoids from the plant. Any full spectrum product must still comply with state and federal laws in regards to less than 0.3% CBD.
Broad Spectrum CBD means that the extracted cannabinoids from the plant contain zero THC.
CBD Isolate means that the extracted plant materials have had all other cannabinoids removed. This is a 99.99% form of the cannabinoid.