NATIONAL HEMP MONTH
Every July, National Hemp Month celebrates the roaring comeback of one of the world’s most useful and versatile plants – hemp.
For more than 80 years, laws banning cannabis also exiled hemp, even though it’s not intoxicating. Now, legal advancements are changing how people view and access hemp. National Hemp Month offers an occasion to rediscover hemp and its usefulness for both people and the environment.
Hemp provides an all-natural, eco-friendly fiber with many applications, ranging from clothing to paper to “hempcrete.” As a crop, it helps clean pollutants from the soil. Hemp also provides a rich source of CBD, the hottest new addition to the health and wellness world.
The Return of Hemp
Hemp is cannabis, but it’s different from its notorious sister herb. The 2014 Farm Bill legally defined hemp as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant that is less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Therefore, the plant cannot result in any associated “high.” The bill also provided for a limited amount of hemp farming under government supervision.
The 2018 Farm Bill opened up the farming program and also removed all hemp-based products from the federal government’s schedule of addictive drugs. Thanks to the federal legalization and a national curiosity, the CBD boom was in full effect – with applications ranging from tinctures and patches to topicals and cocktails.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHempMonth
Learn more about the history of hemp in the United States. For example, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both cultivated many acres of hemp, continuing a tradition from colonial times when Great Britain required farmers to grow it.
It’s also a good time to check out the growing list of hemp-based products such as:
- Hemp clothing
- Hemp rope
- Hemp seed oil
- Hemp extracts
- Hemp-based products
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalHempMonth to celebrate the remarkable resurgence of hemp and to continue educating everyone on the potential uses of this universal plant.
NATIONAL HEMP MONTH HISTORY
cbdMD submitted National Hemp Month in August of 2019 to promote the benefits and dispel the myths surrounding hemp-based products. The first observance took place in 2020.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Hemp Month to be observed throughout the month of July, annually.
cbdMD is the Official Founder of National Hemp Month, taking pride in creating premium CBD products for people and their pets. They only source their CBD from U.S. hemp grown with organic farming methods to ensure that all products are pure, high-quality, and THC-free.
cbdMD founded National Hemp Day, first observed on Feb. 4, 2019. Other CBD retailers and news outlets picked up on it in no time, raising the profile of CBD and other hemp products for millions of Americans.