Welcome to World Hemp History Week! The annual celebration of the versatile and sustainable crop used for centuries for everything from textiles to medicine. As a leading hemp company, JAXON Wellness is proud to honor hemp’s legacy. As well as sharing some fun and fascinating facts about this amazing plant. So put on some reggae music, roll up a hemp joint (legal in many states!), and get ready to learn why hemp is the future of wellness.
History Of Hemp
First things first: no, smoking hemp won’t get you high. While hemp belongs to the same plant family as marijuana, it contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives weed its mind-altering effects. Instead, smoking hemp offers many other benefits, such as relaxation, pain relief, and stress reduction. Hemp is also rich in CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid shown to alleviate anxiety, inflammation, and other health conditions.
One of the most amazing things about hemp is how versatile it is. For millennia, humans have used hemp fibers to make rope, paper, clothing, and even building materials. In fact, canvas derives its name from the Latin word ‘cannabis’ because people originally made canvas from hemp. Hemp seeds are also a superfood, packed with protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids. You can sprinkle them on salads, blend them into smoothies, or even make hemp milk.
What Was Hemp Used For Back Then?
Hemp has a rich history full of fascinating lore and legends. Did you know they made the first American flag from hemp fibers? Or that Betsy Ross, the famous seamstress who supposedly sewed the flag, grew and processed hemp in her backyard? Hemp was also a crucial crop during World War II when the US government encouraged farmers to grow it to make rope for the Navy. The famous “Hemp for Victory” film released in 1942 urged Americans to plant hemp seeds for the war effort.
Speaking of war, do you know that hemp was so important that it was used as currency in Russia? In the 17th century, the Tsarist regime required farmers to grow hemp and pay their taxes with it. Hemp was also used as a form of payment in colonial America, where it was valued for its durability and versatility. In fact, they printed the first paper money in America on hemp paper.
Future Of World Hemp Week
Finally, let’s talk about the future of hemp. As more people discover the benefits and versatility of this amazing plant, the demand for hemp products is skyrocketing. Hemp can potentially revolutionize many industries, from fashion to construction to medicine. It’s also a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop that requires few pesticides and fertilizers. At JAXON Wellness, we actively promote the numerous benefits of hemp. As well as creating innovative products that help people live their best lives.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about hemp during World Hemp History Week. Whether you’re a long-time hemp enthusiast or a curious newcomer, we invite you to explore the amazing world of hemp and discover how it can improve your health, lifestyle, and the planet. At JAXON Wellness, we’re proud to be a part of this exciting movement. We look forward to sharing more hemp-inspired stories and products with you in the future. Happy hemping!