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Surprising Products Made Out of Hemp

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

Unless you’ve been hibernating under a rock, you’re probably aware that hemp is making a comeback. It is one of the oldest cash crops in history and was used to make paper, textiles, and beyond. Heck, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson cultivated hemp back in their days. Unfortunately, hemp prohibition began in September 1937 after the U.S. government began sensationalizing marijuana and lumping hemp into the same category (Note: the two plants are actually quite different. Check out a past blog entry on the topic.) Over the past few years, several states including Colorado, Kentucky, and North Dakota...

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Hemp Myths Debunked

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

Hemp hemp hooray! We’re in the thick of 2016 Hemp History Week that runs June 6th-June 12th. From bus tours across the country to people taking action and writing letters to their senators, “Hemp Week” is coming out swinging harder than ever. But, it’s not all bells and whistles. Hemp remains one of the most misunderstood plants in all of existence. As purveyors of hemp products and as a business that receives testimonials on a daily basis regarding hemp/CBD-based products changing lives, we feel like it is our duty to debunk some of the most common myths surrounding hemp. We...

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A Brief History of CBD and Hemp Oil

Posted by Seth B on

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been enjoying increasing amounts of attention as people learn more about its incredible possibilities as a supplement. With so many articles and research studies being written about CBD, you might think that this consumable is a recent discovery. It is true that many of the CBD extraction and packaging methods use cutting-edge technologies, but the use of CBD in its hemp oil form goes back farther than many people realize. Hemp was probably one of the earliest plants to be domesticated by humans, with evidence of cultivation stretching back as far as eight millennia or more. The...

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