Join us in celebrating National Hemp Day this February 4th!
And there’s a lot to celebrate! Hemp is used to create many important products, ranging from clothing to rope to plastics to supplements and more. Charlotte’s Web™ focuses on producing top quality hemp extracts. When hemp extract is ingested, it supports a healthy endocannabinoid system thanks to being rich in phytocannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN, and many more. And we’re still uncovering more and more wellness benefits of hemp extract.
Since our products are made from organically grown hemp, we wanted to share some of our expertise. So with that in mind, here are fun facts and other important information about hemp, along with links to some of our most popular hemp plant blog posts you can visit for more information.
The History of Hemp
Hemp has a long history of human use dating all the way back to 8,000 BCE. For thousands of years, it was used to make clothing, pottery, paper, and more. Its use in the U.S. dates all the way back to the first American settlements in Jamestown, when it was used to produce things like ropes and sails. In 1631, hemp even became a legal form of currency!
Read more: The History of Hemp.
5 Facts You Should Know about Hemp
Hemp is an amazing plant, with an incredibly diverse list of uses. When extracted and ingested, such as through our CBD Oils, hemp provides benefits like helping you to deal with everyday stress, promoting a sense of calm focus, supporting healthy sleep cycles, and supporting recovery from exercise-induced inflammation.* But it’s also used in the creation of clothing, ropes, fabric, plastics, and even buildings. To top it off, hemp helps to clean the soil and the air, making it a great crop for the environment.
Read more: 5 Facts You Should Know about Hemp
4 Common Hemp Myths
Because of its association with marijuana, the hemp plant suffers from some unfortunate myths. This post explores some of those misconceptions and sets the record straight on which myths are false (like the idea that hemp and marijuana are the same plant), and which are true (like the fact that hemp really was used to help clean the soil in Chernobyl).
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Hemp vs Marijuana
Both hemp and marijuana belong to the Cannabis sativa plant group, but don’t let that fool you—there are some big differences between the two plants. The most important difference is the fact that, unlike marijuana, hemp must legally contain less than 0.3% THC—which means it delivers all the health-boosting benefits of cannabinoids without getting you high.
Read more: Hemp vs Marijuana
CBD vs THC
CBD is extracted from hemp; and while hemp has less than 0.3% THC making it non intoxicating, some people need clarification on the differences between the two phytocannabinoids.
See the infographic: CBD vs THC
Our Unique Hemp Production Process
We work hard to care for our hemp plants, because we know it means a stronger, healthier plant and a higher-quality product for you. Learn more about the extensive steps we take to cultivate the world’s best hemp by walking through our production process, all the way from seed to shelf to you.
Read more: Our Unique Hemp Production Process
There’s no denying the fact that hemp is a superhero plant, with many amazing uses that we’re still exploring today. So join us this National Hemp Day to spread the truth about hemp, to celebrate our storied history with it, and to look forward to discovering even more ways to use hemp to take better care of our bodies and our planet.