Hemp Flower: The Beauty And History Of This Versatile Plant
The hemp plant has had a long and interesting history across the world as well as here in the United States. For a while there, the plant was misunderstood, but now hemp flower is making a comeback.
There are many uses for hemp flower, which is why we put so much time and effort into making sure the hemp we grow is top of the line. The hemp flower itself is what leads to all of these great products.
But why invest so much time and energy into these little plants?
How Did We Get Here?
Growing and processing hemp for much of U.S. history has been common practice. In the 70s hemp was grouped in with the rest of the cannabis plant as part of the Controlled Substances Act, thus halting hemp production across the nation.
It wasn’t until the 2014 and subsequent 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production of hemp once again. This was a game-changer, meaning hemp could be grown and used in numerous ways marijuana could not.
That makes hemp a popular item as it not only can be utilized for multiple health benefits, but it can also be used for textiles and clothing. Currently, most hemp is grown for CBD production.
The biggest difference being that hemp is high in CBD content but very low in THC content. Conversely, marijuana has high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.
So, with the hemp industry reinstated and ready to blossom we set out to make sure we are providing some of the best hemp flower there is.
That starts with making sure the soil the hemp plant grows in is in the healthiest condition possible.
This is extremely important as hemp is prolific at absorbing whatever is in the soil and taking it out of the soil. So while it’s a good thing for the next plant taking its place, hemp could have some dangerous material in it such as heavy metals, which is why you need to make sure everything is processed properly and tested.
This is another reason why we put so much care and attention into what we are feeding our hemp plants.
We work to use natural remedies, nurturing native insects that prey on other bugs that may harm the plant. These bugs are left alone to do their overnight work of protecting the hemp plants so we have undamaged hemp buds at harvest.
What Is Hemp Flower Used For?
It’s been well documented here on this blog the health benefits hemp can provide. And, for many people, that’s reason enough to embrace hemp and use it in various ways.
But there is much more hemp can provide.
If we take a look back at the origins of hemp, it is one of the oldest crops on record making its way to Europe and beyond by 1200 B.C.
Hemp also was a big contributor to the United States Textile industry before cotton became commonplace.
But now with the resurgence of the hemp industry in recent years, those textiles are starting to make a bit of a comeback.
So cultivating this multifaceted plant has become a passion for us. The hemp flower itself contains so much potential.
We take great care in our hemp, from its growth to harvest, to drying and curing the flower. Horn Creek Hemp provides a personal touch, and we think it shows in our hemp flower.