National Hemp Day is observed annually on February 4th to recognize and celebrate the past, present, and future roles of hemp in our lives. cbdMD founded the holiday in 2019 as a way to build awareness about the value of hemp, the farmers who work so hard to produce it, the innovators who use it in new and unexpected ways, and anyone who finds hemp useful in its many forms.
Industrial hemp became a federally legal crop from coast to coast in late 2018 with the signing of a new Farm Bill. The new rules on low-THC cannabis paved the way for hemp-derived products – ranging from cloth and building materials to hemp extracts like CBD oils – to become more readily available to all Americans.
So let’s take a closer look at why cbdMD founded National Hemp Day and how you can celebrate the occasion.
Why Did cbdMD Create National Hemp Day?
Industrial hemp is a strain of Cannabis sativa, which leads to a lot of confusion. cbdMD created Hemp Day as a way to build awareness about what hemp is, the products made with it, and how people can use those products in their daily lives.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a variety of cannabis that contains only traces of intoxicating THC. In other words, it doesn’t cause humans or animals to experience mind-altering effects when consumed. According to United States federal law, hemp can only contain up to 0.3 percent THC. Otherwise, it’s considered illegal marijuana.
But while hemp contains only tiny amounts of THC, CBD is still abundant.
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