Poor hemp is so misunderstood.
Hemp and marijuana both come from the same cannabis species, but the chemical makeup and cultivation methods of the plants are completely different. The fact of the matter is, you cannot get high from the hemp plant.
Hemp is a fast-growing, renewable resource that has hundreds of uses, including clothing, construction materials, biofuel, plastic composites, organic body care products, and many others. It is especially popular for clothing, since hemp fibers are resistant to mildew, and they’re stronger and softer than cotton. And it’s nothing new—it’s been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in the early 1600s. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams all grew hemp on their farms and vigorously advocated commercial hemp production. The Declaration of Independence was even drafted on hemp-fiber paper.
But somewhere around the 1930s, the government decided that hemp should be lumped together with marijuana, and that’s where the problems began. Under the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, both hemp and marijuana were declared illegal. Hemp had a bit of a resurgence during World War II, when the feds began encouraging farmers to grow it to help with the war effort. But then the Controlled Substances Act came along in 1970, and hemp was again made illegal, despite exhaustive agricultural research (funded by the government!) that identified hemp as completely unique from marijuana and not a drug at all.
Today, according to the Hemp History Week Campaign, progress is being made. “In 2014, Kentucky, Vermont, and Colorado became the first states to grow hemp in decades and did so under Section 7606, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill. Amendments to Congressional Appropriations bills have also been passed to prohibit DEA and DOJ from spending tax dollars to deter hemp farming for research in states where it is legal… Hemp stands to once again be a vital and viable crop in the United States and around the world.”
In body-care products, hemp is known as a “miracle plant” because of its wide variety of uses. And thanks to the Kneipp Red Poppy & Hemp Pure Bliss Bath in your spring Yuzen box, you get the chance to experience a little hemp for yourself.
To make this luxurious formula, hemp seeds are cold-pressed, which produces an oil rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. When used topically, hemp seed oil protects against aging as it promotes the retention of moisture. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, hemp seed oil is also used to help soothe joint pain. Red poppy seeds are also cold-pressed to produce a rich oil, which helps to ease pain, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.
Kenipp’s products are all-natural, they’re cruelty-free, and they never contain any artificial ingredients, so you can feel even better about soaking your cares away. Visitwww.kneippus.com to see the other products in the Pure Bliss category, including bath oil and mineral bath salts. Use discount code ZEN20 to save 20 percent on your order.