Hemp Education

What is Hemp?

(Cannabis sativa) also called industrial hemp or hemp, is a plant of the family Cannabaceae cultivated for its fiber, cannabinoids, or its edible seeds. It has been cultivated and used by mankind for centuries. As technology evolves so do our uses and application of the many parts of the hemp plant!

Learn about each (click the link):

 Hemp Fiber
Hemp Derived CBD

Although all three products—hemp, marijuana, and hashish—contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans, the variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp has trace amounts of THC relative to that grown for the production of marijuana. (Legal classification is having less than 0.3% THC)


Where did it come from?

Hemp originated in Central Asia. Cultivation for its fiber was recorded in China as early as 2800 BC and was practiced in Europe early in the Christian era. It was planted in Chile in the 1500s and a century later in North America. Hemp has served as a resource and critical role in countless civilizations and will soon return to its rightful role as the worlds largest cash crop and most reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly resource for a myriad of uses.


Who grows hemp?

The tree of life is cultivated on every continent except for Antarctica and has played an integral role in the development and evolution of mankind. Hemp has been continuously grown in many parts of the world but, unfortunately, in North America there was a prohibition on the plant throughout the 1900's. This restriction has recently been lifted causing a resurgence of interest in the rapidly renewable crop and it's potential. Currently, the largest cultivators of hemp in the world are China, France, Romania, Hungary, Russia and soon the United States.

There is a large difference in the varieties or cultivars of hemp grown for different applications. For example, typical hemp varieties for grown for CBD production are short (4 ft) and full of flowers while those grown for fiber are tall (8 ft) and lean with big broad leaves. These different characteristics give the plant differing attributes and yields. Proper hemp cultivation is critical to a successful product and industry as a whole. If you would like to learn more about the different types of hemp farming check out the links below. (Click the links)

Farming for Fiber
Farming for Seed
Farming for Flower and CBD



Table of Contents:
  1. What is Industrial Hemp?
  2. Application of Industrial Hemp
  3. Why was hemp Hemp illegal?
  4. Brief History of Industrial Hemp
  5. Where we are and where were going!