Hemp history week occurs from June 3-9 and serves as an important educational effort throughout the United States. This week is an informative celebration to raise awareness for all of the positive impacts hemp has on the world. As one of the most impressive and influential plants in the world, hemp has implications for health, agriculture, technology, and sustainability.
Hemp has had an important place in the United States since the days of America’s foundation and continues to improve the quality of life for many people even today. Learn more about the role of hemp in America as you learn and celebrate this hemp week.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a non-psychoactive version of the cannabis plant. It’s grown for a variety of purposes from industrial reasons to health and wellness products. It first rose to popularity many thousand years ago when people learned how to spin the plant material into useful fibers. Since hemp grows exceptionally quickly, it’s considered a sustainable solution for all sorts of different uses.
What Does Hemp Do?
Hemp can be used to make fabrics for clothes and textiles, from bags to paper. Creative people all over the globe have found ways to develop plastics, paint, fuel, and much more from hemp, and we’re still finding more uses all the time. It’s valuable as a rotation crop in agricultural settings. It’s especially useful for cleaning air, soil, and water because of how quickly it grows compared to other plants.
Hemp grows easily and naturally, so it doesn’t require potentially dangerous fertilizers or other chemicals. It has long fibers with a high cellulose content, which is why it can be turned into so many different materials. It’s durable, carbon-neutral, and naturally resistant to a variety of threats like pests, fire, and mold. One of the very best things about this plant is that it’s an amazing dietary supplement.
What are Some Health Benefits of Hemp?
Hemp is a good source of fatty acids, cannabinoids, and plant-based protein. Consumption of hemp products is good for people and offers an environmentally friendly food sourcing option. In addition to vegan protein, hemp offers essential fatty acids like Stearidonic Acid, Gamma Linolenic Acid, omega-6, and omega-3. There are no known allergens in hemp, and it’s also gluten-free.
Acids, proteins, and fibers are only some of the many reasons people consume hemp. Hemp contains many naturally-occurring Cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD). Many people in the health and wellness community have started consuming this non-intoxicating cannabinoid to supplement the natural Endocannabinoid System in our bodies.
Full-spectrum hemp extract contains flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids that have helped people address a wide variety of health issues. Non-psychoactive cannabinoids offer a natural way to supplement the Endocannabinoid System. That system is tied to a great number of other systems throughout the human body, including the following:
- Mood Regulation
- Inflammatory Response
- Digestion and Metabolism
- Memory and Mental Acuity
How to Celebrate Hemp History Week
Colorado Hemp Honey offers all the ways you need to celebrate hemp history week this year. Our hemp coffee, tinctures, and namesake honey give you a variety of different ways to enjoy this natural supplement. Find something that’s ready to eat, or stock up on cooking supplies and become a busy bee in the kitchen. We even offer Colorado Hemp Honey t-shirts for you to wear this week as you show your appreciation for all nature has given us. Find a store near you, then buzz on in to visit us today.