Superfoods, Super Fibers and the Green Wave

Oh, hemp cannabis! What a beautiful plant! Like the one friend that’s great at everything look at this. Need strong fibers? Hemp can help. Need some seeds that are nutritional? Hemp once again. Want something to calm you down without getting high as a kite, but still get your blood flowing? CBD from hemp is the answer!

Let’s walk down the memory lane. Hemp used to be the main material for many things. It’s about ropes that allowed explorers to sail the seven Seas, as well as the first drafts of our Declaration of Independence. Yes, the Declaration of Independence itself was written in hemp paper.

It was then that hemp, which is a cousin of marijuana, got thrown out because of the THC. Although hemp is as likely to make you buzz as your grandmother’s nonalcoholic eggnog it was put in the legal doghouse.

Now, hemp is seen in an entirely new light. As laws change left and right, hemp is making a comeback that would be worthy of an old 80s movie.

What is all the buzz about these days? Two words: CBD, and sustainability.

In the first place, hemp is Mother Nature’s favourite child. It’s like a super-hero in green clothes. It’s not thirsty (sorry, cotton!) and doesn’t like pesticides. It is organic (thanks!) and doesn’t care for pesticides. It also grows faster that my backyard weeds, which is saying a lot.

CBD is the next big thing! This little compound can be found everywhere, including coffee shops. Your aunt’s Facebook rants on how it helped Fluffy to sleep better at nights or relieved her back pain are also common. Scientists are still studying CBD but many swear by its calming effects.

This is the real kicker, though – it’s not easy to navigate this green wave. Laws more confusing than last year’s Christmas lights, hipsters and grandmas alike are all jumping on this green wave.

Imagine you are in your local supermarket and find a whole aisle dedicated to hemp. Oils, creams, snacks and even socks are made from hemp. You’re about to pick up a CBD oil bottle, thinking you might try it for that pesky knee problem. But wait… Is it legal? What if it makes me crave munchies?

But don’t try to grow it! One day, you might be planting seeds in your sustainable utopia. But the next thing that you know, government officials are knocking on your front door because Karen from next door believes you are starting a ‘drug empire’.

It’s not as easy as it sounds to understand this green giant.

Now we’re ready to dive deep into the leafy mystery of hemp cannabis. If life gives you lemons… why not try adding some CBD.