CBD-Rich Hemp Flowers: Harvest, Drying, and Curing

As cannabis-based products gain popularity, more farmers are starting to venture into hemp farming for a profit in the booming market. However, not all commercial hemp farmers are conversant with the ethical and appropriate way to harvest, dry, and cure hemp floral buds fit for human consumption and the production of premium hemp products. Just…

Hemp: Male vs. Female

Hemp is can be a dioecious or monoecious plant. The staminate (pollen bearing flowers) and the pistillate (seed producing flowers) are on separate plants in dioecious hemp plants, while on the monoecious plant, both male and female reproductive parts are on the same plant. The pollen bearing flowers are male while the seed producing flowers…

Hemp Fibers in Construction

The construction industry has seen numerous changes in the recent years, and more change is expected as more people look for sustainable, affordable, durable, and reliable construction materials. Research has revealed that treated hemp fiber-reinforced concrete (THFRC) provides low-cost building materials for residential and low-rise buildings. Hemp fiber has helped construction companies achieve sustainable construction…

How safe is your CBD ?

For both the beauty and wellness industries, CBD has become the trending product. Due to its numerous benefits which include reducing sleeplessness and inflammation and healing acne and anxiety, the sales have continued to grow, and more products are coming into the market (from vapes to patches, to edible). However, as with every booming product,…

Why is it Important to Grow Hemp Organically?

Organically grown hemp is grown from organic hemp seeds, which have not exposed to, treated with, or modified by any substance. Organically growing hemp involves working with nature to get the best yields. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are five standard farming practices for organic certification Organic farmers should use…

The Health Benefits of Hemp Flowers

The words Hemp and marijuana have been used interchangeably for a long time, causing confusion and a lot of misunderstanding. However, these two are very different plants, although they come from the same species. They look different, have different chemical composition, and they have different functions. The hemp flower has a high concentration of therapeutic…

The Future of CBD

CBD affects the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical companies. Over the past few years, CBD has generated numerous headlines, and we can’t help but wonder what the future of CBD looks like. Cannabis researchers and market researchers have done some work and found out that the collective market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass…

The Environmental Benefits of Hemp

Hemp is an ethical, sustainable, eco-friendly, and highly beneficial plant. Growing it organically has more benefits than the organic richness we get from organic hemp products. Hemp is a well-rounded plant that can make the earth greener than it presently is. Hemp is an air purifier. It consumes the carbon dioxide produced in the atmosphere…

Industrial Hemp Flowers vs. Organic Premium Hemp Flowers

Organic hemp flowers bud from organic hemp carefully grown under optimal conditions. This means that they are grown in soil that is free of toxins such as heavy metals and chemical substances such as pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Organic hemp flowers grown on fertile soil, under favorable climate, and abundant rainfall; and from hemp seeds…

Hemp plastics: Why Do We Need Them?

Hemp has many uses, but one of the least popular ones is that industrial hemp is used to make bio-plastics. There are different types of hemp plastics i.e., standard plastics that have been reinforced with hemp fibers and 100% hemp plastics that are solely made from hemp fibers. Hemp is biodegradable and recyclable. This is…

Hemp Paper

Hemp paper is paper that is made from varieties of pulp obtained from the fibers of industrial hemp.  Several years ago, Bibles, maps, paper money, stocks and bonds, and newspapers were all written on hemp paper because the technology was not available for paper to be made from  trees like it is today. Hemp paper…

Cooking with CBD Oil: Bonus Recipe

CBD oil has been buzzing in the healthcare and beauty industry for a time now, and it is becoming a trendy cooking ingredient for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle. CBD oil from hemp flowers has numerous health benefits, which include reduced insomnia, reduced inflammation, and help with nausea and anxiety. Before you…

A Brief History of Hemp

For over 10,000 years, hemp has been cultivated as a source of nutrients and fiber for different people from different parts of the world. Hemp originates from ancient china. It was first introduced to America in 1611 in Jamestown, North America. During this time, hemp was used to make ropes, paper, and lantern oil. In…

CBD for Pain Relief

CBD oil has become popular in the healthcare industry due to its numerous benefits, the most common one being relieving chronic pain. However, not many people understand how CBD works in achieving this function, but numerous studies have been done to prove that CBD is safe for human consumption and especially pain relief. As you…

Hemp: Commercial Cultivation

Every farmer is always learning on the go, but it is even more substantial for the relatively new hemp farmers. As cannabis products gain popularity, more farmers are getting into the commercial cultivation of hemp. This is due to many factors, the main one being that hemp cultivation is quite lucrative. The fact that hemp…

Full Spectrum CBD vs. Broad Spectrum CBD vs. CBD Isolate

Knowing what CBD is is excellent, but understanding the difference between the three main types of CBD is a step further. In this article, we are going to explore the difference between the three major types of CBD. By knowing the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD, and broad spectrum CBD; you will be…

The Importation and Movement of Hemp

The US is the largest consumer of hemp products in the world. On December 20, 2018, the hemp farm bill was passed, and all Cannabis sativa L. products became legal throughout the US. Under the Controlled Substances Act, any hemp product that has THC levels of 0.3% or less is legal. This led to a…

The Medical Benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural remedy for various ailments. CBD has numerous benefits, and for centuries, it has continued to enrich numerous lives. Modern science has begun to shed light on CBD (which has been misunderstood for various years). Over the last decade, CBD has gained popularity despite the political and social controversy affiliated…

Hemp as a Protein Source

Hemp seeds, often referred to as hemp hearts, have a very distinct, mild nutty flavor, and the oil has a strong grassy flavor, but aside from the flavor profile, different hemp products used for their nutritional value have incredible amounts of proteins, just like chia seeds and soybeans do. Hemp seeds are considered to be…

What is hemp?

Hemp, popularly known as industrial hemp, is a plant species in the Cannabecae family (Cannabis Sativa L.) that is specifically grown for numerous industrial uses of the products derived from it. Hemp has its origins in central Asia, and it has been cultivated for its highly industrial bast fibre (a soft fibre that is obtained…

CBD Oil for Dogs

Although it might seem unusual, CBD has numerous benefits, even for pets. There have been numerous reports from vets that indicate the health-boosting benefits that your dog can have from using CBD oil. This often misunderstood herb can help you and your dog get through a variety of common health issues. Before we dive into…

The Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana

Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) and marijuana (Cannabis Indica) are often confused for the same plant, but they are completely different in more ways than one. For centuries, there has been a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the two. Since the 1930s, in the era of “reefer madness”, Hemp and marijuana were completely looked down upon…

The Medical Benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural remedy for various ailments. CBD has numerous benefits, and for centuries, it has continued to enrich numerous lives. Modern science has begun to shed light on CBD (which has been misunderstood for various years). Over the last decade, CBD has gained popularity despite the political and social controversy affiliated…