Keeping Up to Date with Advances in the Hemp Field

Martine Coven


Ever since 2018 and the Farm Bill, the hemp industry has absolutely exploded across the United States.  It is only natural, considering the ban on the plant was a long time coming after its unfair illegalization in 1937.  That being said, it is honestly getting difficult to keep up with all of the different advances?  What do I mean?

Well, have you heard of authentic live resin?  What about potent Delta 8?  I know that before I started doing some more research, I had no idea what they were.  That is without even mentioning things like live resin versus live rosin or CBDA versus CBD.  

If you are curious about all of those things, stick around for this article today!  I will be discussing all sorts of innovations in the hemp field, from the different oils to the foods made with the seeds, even!  There is a lot to learn, so strap in!

Looking Behind

Before we cover those things though, I think it is a good idea to touch upon the history of hemp, since that is how we got here today!  Both in the United States and throughout the world, the world alone elicits a lot of thoughts and feelings.  Often, it is mixed feelings, since there is negative connotation associated with the plant despite the truth behind it.

It has been used in a lot of innovations such as paper and even shoe linings, but especially ropes.  The fibers of cannabis plants are durable and long, making them an ideal candidate for making ropes, twine, and even yarn.  I recently made a scarf with some yarn made from cannabis fibers and found it to be a pleasant experience.

Now, if you are wondering what the difference between recreational marijuana and hemp is, the key is in the THC contents.  You can cultivate cannabis to have higher levels of that chemical, which induce a high, or go the other route and breed plants that have little to no traces of it.  The latter are what hemp plants are today.

We suspect that it came from Asia, most likely China and Taiwan, though South Asia is another common theory.  Either way, we know that it was used in these regions thousands of years ago for some of the earliest scientific innovations, so it is certainly cool to learn about! 

Looking Ahead

Every time that I look, I feel like there is a new product that contains CBD oil in some form or another out on the market.  For example, at the hemp collect there are many different types of oils, resins, and rosins that utilize the cannabis plant.  It can be difficult to keep up, so hopefully I can assist you with that today. 

The first thing I would like to cover in this section is potent Delta 8.  I am starting here because it is perhaps the most controversial of the topics I will be discussing today.  If you think that you are the only one having a hard time keeping tabs on all the new things, I assure you, that is not the case.  Even the government is having a hard time assigning labels and laws to some of the newer innovations.

This is an example of that.  Before you purchase it, I would recommend you double check and ensure that it is legal where you live.  It is only disallowed in a few states, and that is likely due to a lack of understanding of what it is and concern about it, honestly.  As I always say, I would recommend that you do some of your own research for this.

Also read: Benefits of CBD gummies

CBD oil is another one that I will mention, purely because we see so very much press on it but still seem to get little information.  Web pages such as this one can provide some much-needed perspective:  I do my best to look at peer reviewed articles before I ingest something, but from what I can tell, it seems to be perfectly safe.

What do people use it for, then?  Well, it honestly might be easier to say what they do not utilize it for, but I will do my best!  One of the most curious applications I have seen so far is for pets.

Did you know that 2020 was one of the biggest years for pet adoption in recent history, and it has left a lot of pets with separation anxiety now that their humans are leaving the house and going to work or social events more often?  Well, this has led to pet owners and veterinarians alike to search for some potential solutions or treatments.

As it happens, CBD oil is safe for pets in most cases and can help to soothe those anxiety symptoms.  So, it could very well be something for you look into and ask your vet about if that sounds like something your pet is going through!

Of course, there is plenty more to talk about.  When we walk through a grocery or department store, we are seeing more and more hemp-based products.  A lot of them are using the seeds in some form.  That is especially true for any food items with it.

You see, the seeds of this plant are high in nutritional value and can make for a milk substitute.  So, the sky seems to be the limit with what we can do!


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