With the signing of the 2018 United States Farm Bill, industrial hemp became a legal crop from coast to coast. The law also paved the way for hemp-derived products – ranging from cloth and building materials to hemp flower extracts like CBD oils – to become more readily available to all Americans.
Soon after the law went into effect, cbdMD founded National Hemp Day as a way to recognize the value of hemp, the farmers who work so hard to produce it, the innovators who bring new and exciting hemp products to market, and anyone who finds use for it in its many, many forms.
If you’d like to celebrate National Hemp Day with us, here are a few ideas.
Learn More About Hemp and Its Uses
You may think you know all there is to know about hemp, but we’re prepared to wager that there’s something new for you to learn. For instance, did you know that hemp is already used to make bioplastics? Maybe you can learn more about hemp-based building materials like hemp insulation – a green alternative to fiberglass.
If you haven’t tried a hemp-based wellness product like CBD oil and want more information, you can read our CBD Buyers Guide. It’s full of valuable information that will help you make an informed choice.
Engage Your Elected Representatives
Though hemp is now legal at the federal level in the United States, there are still barriers in place. If your state or local government places restrictions on hemp farming or processing, you can write or call your representatives. Let them know your thoughts. You can even speak with your senator or congressperson in Washington D.C. to let them know that you support H.R.5587, a measure that would formally allow CBD to become a dietary supplement and food additive under FDA rules.
Try Something New
Even if you already use CBD regularly, it may be a good time to try a different delivery method. If you’re using an ingestible method like capsules, gummies, or tinctures, you may find that topicals provide a more targeted approach on particularly strenuous days.
And what about pets? Your four-legged family members may need a little support as well. Luckily, Paw CBD for pets (powered by cbdMD) offers a wide range of options for our snuggle buddies!
However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy National Hemp Day!