Hemp, Nature’s Gift of Wellness and Health Revealed…..again.
Did you know?
Hemp is Cannabis but contains less than 0.3% THC and is non-psychoactive. THC is one of 100 plus natural chemicals in cannabis. THC is the only one that is psychoactive, produces a high. Hemp is indigenous to Central Asia. Cultivation of hemp for cloth and other basic necessities can be traced to 2,800 BCE (before the Christian era).
Modern research has confirmed that ancient cultures knew about hemp’s amazing properties and medicinal value. The hemp seed contains a vast array of nutrients and essential fatty acids. Ancient cultures relied on the hemp seeds as a stable, nutritious and natural food source.
In recent times the use of cannabis (high THC) plant to produce a psychoactive high has over shadowed the stellar use of hemp in large industries for cable, cloth and paper. The demise of public opinion was in most cases orchestrated by big business that were offering synthetic options for natural hemp products. The petro chemical and textile industries knowing the monetary value of hemp set in motion a vicious public opinion smokescreen. Their goal was to sway public opinion starting in 1930.
This lead to the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937.
This is the first legal restriction of cannabis/hemp. Later the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 without regard for current research hemp (less than 0.3% THC) was lumped in with marijuana (high THC), heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote as a Schedule 1 class drugs. https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling Codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and others are Schedule 2 class drugs. https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling
The Farm Bill of 2014 defined hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC. This allowed legal growing of hemp for agricultural research and in all 50 states.
In 2018, The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 or better known as The 2018 Farm Bill allowed hemp production and products containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight as legal in all 50 states. Note that most states provide legal guidelines for hemp labeling and testing requirements of CBD products. https://nifa.usda.gov/industrial-hemp
In closing. There are some gray areas, and a very large percentage of less than reputable procurers ignore the testing, labeling and safety of you the consumer.
At Azure Botanics it is our mission to inform, educate and help our friends and clients make safe and verifiable decisions. The vast industry is the “Wild West” enter at your own risk. We at Azure Botanics are active at the State, Federal, and legitimate trade groups to seek industry-wide full transparency and testing. It is our goal to protect our clients and friends, you the consumer.
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