With the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, the hemp industry started growing increasingly and people have started paying more attention to the products the manufacturers are creating. Additionally, everyone has started educating themselves on this plant, so that they can know what they are dealing with and which kinds of products they are thinking of buying. If your plan is to educate yourself on the plant as well, then perhaps you should start on this page.
Anyway, as explained, this industry has grown in popularity after the Farm Bill has been passed, which is why people have started paying more attention to it. Nowadays, I would be surprised to come across a person that doesn’t know practically anything about hemp. Sure, not everyone can be an expert on this topic, but the point is that everyone knows at least a little something about the plant today.
Some people, though, learn a few things and immediately start thinking of themselves as of experts. That, however, is not what we are going to be talking about today, because I am not here to try and change people’s perceptions and behavior. I am here to say one thing. You might have done a lot of learning on hemp and you might have become quite familiar with it, with its safety, effects, benefits and similar things. Even so, there are at least a couple of things that you don’t know about it, regardless of how much time you’ve spent learning.
Well, what we are going to do today is deal with those less known facts that you are most likely not aware of. There is a chance that you have done your research on those less known facts as well and that you have a few of those in mind. In that case, you might read about some of the same things again, but you’ll find at least one new fact to learn, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Thus, if you are ready to learn about hemp, just continue reading and pay attention.
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- Common Household Items Can Be Made From The Plant
Throughout history, hemp fiber has been extremely valued, thanks to its strength and durability. Even Vikings have used them to create ropes and sails, and some historians claim that even first flags have been created with hemp cloth. Nowadays, it is estimated that the plant can be used for the creation of more than 25,000 common household items. Who knows, you might already have some stuff in your home created with this plant and you don’t even know it.
- King James I Required Every Property Owner To Grow Hemp
Could you think of a time when growing hemp was actually required and you were obligated to do it? That sounds a bit weird, given the controversial status of the plant in the modern times and everything it has had to endure. Yet, even though it does sound weird, it is actually completely truthful. Simply put, King James I issued a royal decree in the 1600s which required every property owner to grow hemp. Similar decrees were later issued in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
- Its Stalks Can Be Used To Store Energy
Now, here is a more modern fact that is quite interesting. Basically, some scientists have recently decided to try and make a supercapacitor, i.e. an energy storing device from leftover hemp stalks. What they have found out is that those can be used to store energy. And, although they cannot store huge amounts, these supercapacitors can actually be charged pretty quickly, and deliver the energy swiftly.
- You Can Become A Hemp Retailer
Here is something that you might have known, but that is still quite worth mentioning. In short, you can easily start selling products made from the plant if you have such plans. Of course, the word “easily” might not be the right fit here, since you would have to do a lot of work in order to actually market the products, advertise them and sell them. The bottom line is that you don’t need to grow hemp in order to sell it, since you can buy it wholesale via the hemp collect or a different firm and work only on selling and not on manufacturing the products. Simply find a wholesale partner and start the business.
- It Won’t Get You High
If you are thinking of using these products, then here is another fact that you need to know and that might still not be completely clear to you. This plant certainly cannot get you high, and that’s because it contains rather low amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol. This should be a well-known fact by now, but I still had to emphasize it, just in case you’re still not clear on it. Don’t worry about psychoactive effects, because there are none.
- It Contains A Nutrient That It Also Found In Breast Milk
We are going to finish with one rather unusual fact here. Hemp actually contains a nutrient that is also found in breast milk. That nutrient is called gamma linolenic acid, or GLA for short. Apart from that, it also contains some other acids that make it a healthier alternative to certain other vegetable oils. This further proves that the plant can be great for our health and that trying out the products made with it is a good move.