The possibilities are endless when it comes to products made from hemp. Contrary to what many people think, hemp will not get you high. In fact, it can do a lot more than what you can imagine.
Hemp products are legal to buy and use in the United States. But when Congress drafted the law, they didn’t include the products that are made from the seeds and stalks of hemp. While you can’t produce your own versions of these products yet, buying or using them will not get you in trouble with the law.
Here are some of the most amazing products that can be made from hemp:
Hemp can be made into fiber that is used in making a wide variety of products, such as blankets and sheets. The fiber is usually combined with either linen or cotton and the result will be a breathable fabric that could make you warm and comfortable on your sleep. Aside from blankets and sheets, hemp fiber is also used in making rope and other products. Since hemp grows very quickly, you’ll be relying on a highly sustainable crop to keep you cozy at night!
- CBD Oil
The CBD or Cannabidiol is the chemical compound in hemp that comes with many therapeutic and medicinal properties. It will not get you high, but there are pieces of evidence showing that CBD oil can treat anxiety, inflammation, and several other disorders.
- Hemp Beer
Hemp can be made into beer too! In fact, hemp and hops came from similar plant species, so it’s not really a surprise why hemp can be made into beer. Aside from beer, hemp is also used to make other alcoholic beverages, such as cider, rum, vodka, and wine. Because hemp doesn’t have any of the psychoactive THC, it will not trigger any psychoactive or euphoric effect to whoever will drink the alcohol.
- Hemp Milk
More and more people are now ditching dairy and would instead rely on healthier alternatives, such as coconut milk, almond milk, and now, the hemp milk. The milk is made from hemp seeds and manufactured in the same way as the nut milk and almond milk. The milk is very healthy. It’s rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and provides a complete source of easy to digest protein.
Most paper products are made from wood pulp. But manufacturers are now using hemp in producing paper in a similar fashion but in a more sustainable way. Since hemp grows very quickly, it is more economical to use it for producing paper instead of trees. It usually takes decades before these trees reach maturity.
Hemp is used in a wide variety of beauty products, from lotions to shampoo. It’s also being made into sunscreen. Hemp is an amazing base for zinc oxide, which is capable of protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The hemp sunscreen offers the same level of protection as your usual sunscreen. But because of the presence of hemp, it can also nourish your skin.