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5 Ways to Add Hemp into Your Daily Routine (And Why)

Posted by Dr. Kimberly Lincoln on
5 Ways to Add Hemp into Your Daily Routine (And Why)

It’s never been easier to join and support the natural hemp movement in 2019. George Washington did it. You can too.

Hemp is inarguably one of the most versatile and useful plants on the planet. In fact, it was so important to our economy that farmers in the colonial days were once required to grow hemp for use of the fibers to produce commodities like paper, ropes, and fuel.  The declaration of independence was drafted on hemp paper, George Washington and John Adams farmed hemp, and President Abraham Lincoln used hemp oil to fuel his lamps.

That’s right. I’m not kidding. America’s founding fathers were at the forefront of the hemp-olution!  As useful as hemp was in early America, the right of the people to grow and cultivate hemp was hindered in 1937 after the Marijuana Tax Act was signed into law, banning the cultivation of hemp and cannabis, and stigmatizing it.

Luckily, for the sake of the planet, Congress got their act together and passed the 2018 Farm Bill, giving farmers back the right to grow industrial hemp.  This bill was a huge win for the hemp movement and provides a path towards much needed sustainable plant alternatives.   

The seeds and stalks of hemp are used to produce lots of things – clothes, food, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, paper, concrete, plastics, fuels, and even pet products – making it an integral renewable commodity.  A plant that can clothe you, feed you, house you, and heal you; hemp is worth trying out in one form or another. 

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