Did you know that hemp has been around as early as 10,000 BC? It was originally popularized for being stronger than nylon in the use of ropes. A wide range of industries found the use of the hemp plant such as textiles, rope, and much more. Due to early regulations brought on by the “Marihuana Tax Act” & “Controlled Substances Act” – hemp was grouped into legislation due to not yet defining “Cannabis” v.s. “Hemp”. Now thanks to the “2016 Farm Bill” much-needed clarification was provided allowing for the industrial use of the hemp plant. Fast-forward a bit and we get the “2018 Farm Bill” – which allowed the use of the hemp plant’s compounds for extraction and sale. Granted for hemp plants to be federally compliant the dry weight basis of the extract can not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Since then, the hemp industry has expanded in all directions! Initially popularized were CBD extractions for public use; however, the F.D.A. does not recognize hemp/cannabis extract to be fit for human consumption. This puts hemp compounds in a bit of a gray area, allowing states to decide on how to regulate them. Many states, such as Florida, have dedicated agricultural divisions specifically for monitoring and regulating hemp commerce. Other cannabinoids since this “boom” have emerged such as Delta-8, HHC, THC-O, THC-P, Delta-10, and more to come. Many of these compounds can be enjoyed synergistically with vapes, edibles, or even topicals. Browse our lab-tested products, trusted brands, and unique concepts for all your hemp needs. At Nirvana Kulture, we believe in building a community through only top-shelf products & services. Shop today to join the movement to “#ElevateYourself”.
On a technical level, hemp and cannabis are the same plants. In the early 20th century, we began to divide the two into different categories. When the plant is used for spiritual, medicinal, or recreational purposes, it is called cannabis; when it is used for food or materials, it is called hemp. Following the Farm Bill of 2018, this separation became one of legal standing.
Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, yes! As we mentioned prior, hemp and cannabis are one-in-the-same. Still, legal cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% of THC are categorized as hemp or ‘industrial cannabis’ and are federally legal in the United States.
Hemp is one of the oldest plants cultivated by humans and has served hundreds of different purposes. Over thousands of years, hemp has been used as food, made into fabrics and papers, and building materials such as insulation and hempcrete. Its flowers have been consumed for their outstanding medical purposes. Even bio-fuel and bioplastics have been created from hemp! Hemp was even the star of a 1942 US government propaganda film where farmers were encouraged to begin growing it on their lands.
Outside of the physical benefits hemp brings, its health benefits are very similar to CBD, one of the many cannabinoids present in its chemical makeup. CBD is frequently used to help with anxiety and depression and for pain relief. Several users also use it as a treatment for chronic insomnia and overall better, more restful sleep. In its many forms, CBD is able to provide specific impactful relief without the use of chemicals.
A cannabinoid is a chemical substance found in the cannabis plant. Scientists have found that the Cannabis plant produces anywhere from 80 to 100 different cannabinoids. Some of the most common cannabinoids are cannabidiol, CBD, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
Due to its versatility and popularity, hemp can be found in almost every product you could think of, even some that you can’t. Examples:rope, plastics, paper, building materials, bio-fuel, used in cars instead of regular oil ,consumer goods (laundry detergent, pens, furniture, glasses),beauty products, automobile manufacturing hemp composites, pet products, hemp protein powders, energy bars, veggie burgers, granola, dips and sauces, hemp milk,h emp flour, hemp tea, coffee, beer, and other hemp-infused drinks
For hemp, as defined by the US government, no. With it having such a low percentage of THC (less than 0.3%), users are not likely to ‘get high’ in the traditional sense of the phrase. In this form, hemp will behave similarly to CBD with the feeling it provides users, such as calmness, relaxation, and mild euphoria.