Where Does Hemp Come From?

Marijuana legalization might seem like a new phenomenon, but hemp cultivation was legalized in several states back in the nineties. While there is still a federal ban on hemp cultivation, the 2014 Farm Bill made it legal for states to research hemp cultivation. This has been taken as a sign that federal laws might be loosened in the future.

What Is Hemp?

Hemp is defined as cannabis that has less than 0.3% THC. Hemp was removed from the Schedule I controlled substances list. While the substance is being legalized, hemp has been consumed widely in the United States by importing it from countries such as Canada. China is the largest producer of hemp. 

How Much Hemp Is Being Produced Domestically?

Hemp is currently a minor crop. However, due to the changing legal status and the demand for hemp, the product is expanding rapidly. However, if you are interested in getting started growing CBD hemp with a hemp flower, you will want to make sure that it is legal to grow it in your area. 

Why Is Hemp a Growth Opportunity?

One of the advantages of industrial hemp is that it thrives in areas that are not as hospitable to other crops. Therefore, it creates opportunities without taking up space that would be used to grow more conventional crops. 

Where Else Is Hemp Grown?

To produce CBD hemp flowers, it's most common to grow these flowers in greenhouses that are environmentally controlled. This increases the production of certain chemicals, such as cannonades, which leads to a better product. 

Why Hemp?

A CBD hemp flower is different from a THC flower. The hemp flowers look and smell the same, but they contain different chemicals. Due to the very low amount of THC, this type of flower is not psychoactive. As a result, you will not get high if you consume it. However, consuming a CBD hemp flower will produce a relaxing effect. If you believe that you are getting high, it might be the result of the placebo effect. 

CBD produces relaxation and other therapeutic effects as a result of the endocannabinoid system that consists of receptors found throughout the brain and body. The hemp flower is able to treat conditions such as:

  • PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety

It's also a substance that you may be able to take on a recreational basis if you would simply like to relax after a hard day's work.