Hemp and hemp oil has become a popular medication for a variety of diseases, including debilitating seizure disorders. That said, there is still a lot about this strain of the cannabis plant that remains unknown.
Here are six facts that you may not know about hemp:
- Industrial hemp growth and marketing was exempt from the Federal Farm Bill of 2014. Provisions were made for research projects using hemp; however, only a small number of states have taken advantage, including Kentucky and Tennessee. Researchers in Kentucky are cultivating, harvesting, and breeding industrial hemp. They are also making products out of it, including hemp-based CBD oil, and shipping the products out of state.
- The U.S.’ industrial hemp industry has seen resurgence due to the increased interest in CBD oil.
- Industrial hemp farmers in Europe and Canada are able to supplement their incomes (illegally) by selling the byproducts of their production to companies who then derive CBD oil.
- Industrial hemp is not the optimal source of CBD oil.
- CBD and THC are ideal together, as they enhance each other’s properties.
- There are low resin and high resin cannabis plants. Low resin plants are useful for creating seed oil and fiber. High resin plants are the ones used for medical and recreational use.
Continue learning more interesting facts about hemp by visiting the website of the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC).