I know the cannabis question is going to come sooner or later, so I may as well dive in. Is my hemp shirt drugging me? I can’t believe I asked that. It hurts.
To be honest, the subject is tired. 1937 Marijuana Tax Act kind of tired, as in the moment Big Government legislated away hemp along with the drug variety. Money, you know. Spoiler; in case you didn’t hear, we can now grow it again (hemp as of 2018, marijuana as of this year).
I don’t know how to say it to undo the damage done by the government. Actually, I’m trying to decide if I should hop on my soapbox about it, or simply explain that hemp is not the same as marijuana, legal or otherwise. (I decided; going with the latter.)
So let’s “leaf” it at that: Marijuana is not the same plant as hemp. Obviously, they are related, but I’m certainly not going to get high off my hemp clothing; or my hemp hearts in my smoothie; or my hemp lotion. Rest, assured, neither will you. (The list of perfectly safe hemp products for clothing, food, personal care, animals, construction, etc. could go on and on; Links below.)
What about CBD oil? Of course you can have varying levels of THC, but it is still not marijuana. I’m not a specialist in CBD, although I have used the oil for pain. Ask the experts.
I’m excited for the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal to grow in the United States. We need this crop. It is good for the soil, and provides a range of uses, including superior fiber for clothing. I will talk more about why I love hemp clothing in a future post. For now, I just want you to snuggle up in your hemp PJ’s, if you are lucky enough to have them, and relax. Marijuana is not hemp. End of story.
Still here? If that is not the end of the story for you, check out some of these resources. (*I do not receive compensation.) I love all of these guys!
I use about a tablespoon of this superfood every day
For your beloved horses and more, IND Hemp has my heart
Did we say hempitecture?
Just for fun, here is a local industrial operation where our very own farmers are processing their hemp crops in Olivia, MN
I trust whatever this guy has to say about CBD oil
To source fabric from my favorite US supplier, go to Hemp Traders
For more resources, and to become of NHA member like me, ask these guys
If you are really a hemp nerd, consider getting a membership, but certainly follow the free YouTube videos from Global Hemp Association
That’s enough for today. Cheers!