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Legal Source of Hemp and CBD

Posted by Dea Hong on

Agricultural hemp is federally legal due to the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the Farm Bill of 2014, as well as the new Farm Bill of 2018. These laws going into effect allowed a whole new market for revenue in the industrial use of hemp. For states that legalized the production of industrial hemp, American farmers were now allowed to cultivate hemp on U.S. land. Not only did this open a floodgate of companies providing their own line of CBD products, it also made labeling hard for CBD products that are not approved by the FDA to keep and follow strict government...

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Hemp as Fuel

Posted by Austin Angeleri on

Over the last decade, the talk of green energy and sustainable fuel has been the target and platform for many political conversations, yet has seen very little progress or growth. However, with the newly revitalized interest with hemp in recent years, we might finally see a viable and more sustainable option for fuel. Hemp can be used to produce two types of fuel, “Bioethanol and biodiesel, [which] is environmentally friendlier to produce than sugar beet, palm oil, corn or any of the crops mentioned in the report and can grow in practically any temperate to hot climate leaving the ground...

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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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A Brief History of CBD and Hemp Oil

Posted by Seth B on

Cannabidiol, more widely known as 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 further 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...

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Is Hemp Making a Comeback in Cars?

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Recently on an episode of  "Jay Leno's Garage," Jay Leno featured a car that was constructed out of cannabis. Made entirely out of woven hemp fibers and its environmentally friendly engine, this unique and one of a kind 2017 Renew, is a prototype owned by Bruce Dietzen, the former Dell executive, who strongly stands behind his CNBC Interview claim that his hemp car is ten times dent resistant stronger than steel.         If you’ve ever seen The Union – still available on various streaming services – you may have heard Joe Rogan, of UFC and Fear Factor fame, talking about...

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