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History of Hemp

In honor of Hemp History Week, we’re going to look back at the possible origins and earliest known uses and applications of hemp, leading us to learn how hemp made its way to the United States. It’s been said that hemp is possibly one of the earliest plants to have been cultivated. An archeological site in the Oki Islands near Japan contained cannabis achenes (a type of dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants) from about 8000 BC, possibly signifying the use of the plant. Later in China, it has been known through historical documentation and archeology that hemp was used to make clothes, shoes, ropes and early forms of paper. Textile expert Elizabeth Wayland Barber summarizes the...

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Legal CBD & CBD Merchant Services

There are so many questions surrounding Cannabidiol (CBD) especially with the recent buzz about the DEA classifying CBD as a schedule 1 drug. We’re here to clear up any misunderstandings you might have! In short, nothing has changed in regards to the legality of CBD sourced from industrial hemp. CBD that is derived from industrial hemp containing <.3% THC is completely legal to purchase in all 50 states under the federal Farm Bill of 2014. The FDA of the United States considers hemp oil a dietary supplement meaning if you live in the United States you are not required to have a prescription to purchase or consume CBD products. We’ve researched the brands we have partnered with and will continue...

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