What is Hemp?

How hemp, and its extracts, is different from other natural remedies

Hemp comes from the plant genus Cannabis and was traditionally grown for industrial and nutritional use.

You may have seen sustainable fabrics, plastics, supplements and countless other products created from this versatile plant.

In the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant are powerful compounds called cannabinoids.  In hemp, often most prevalent is “cannabidiol,” or “hemp extract oil”.

Another famous cannabinoid you may be familiar with is THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana.

Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant genus, Cannabis, but the difference depends on THC.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized and regulated the production of hemp and made it a normal agricultural commodity.

Now, if the plant contains less than .3% THC, it is legally classified as hemp.

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