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What are Trichomes?


Exactly what are trichomes? If you've ever had the opportunity to take an up-close look at a cannabis plant, you've probably noticed the small, crystalline, hair-like structures that cover its leaves and flowers. They're known as trichomes, and they play an extremely important role in the chemistry of cannabis. When it comes to cannabis, trichomes...

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How Hemp Can Help Clean Up the Planet


It's no secret that the past few centuries have taken a serious toll on the environmental state of the planet. Our oceans are full of plastic, air pollution impacts thousands of people each year and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are thousands of contaminated land sites throughout the U.S. alone. Hemp might...

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What Are Essential Oils (and How Is CBD Different)?


There's an oil rush in the health and wellness circle. No, not the type that will fuel your cars (although hemp fuel is a thing). We're talking about plant-based oils, specifically CBD and essential oils. These products often look alike and are extracted in similar ways. With these notable comparisons, it may have you wondering,...

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What Is the Entourage Effect?


If you've read anything online about CBD, you've likely come across the term "the entourage effect." To better understand exactly what this is, it's important to understand the various compounds in hempthat contribute to it. While most simply associate cannabis with CBD and THC, it's actually a complex plant composed of over 500 different compounds....

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Top 5 Books for Anyone Interested in Hemp


The 2018 Farm Bill has changed hemp history. It's projected that by 2025, the industrial hemp market will be worth over $26 million. Needless to say, there's never been a better time to learn about hemp and everything the plant entails…which just so happens to be a lot. The National Advisory in Hemp and CBD...

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Does CBD Come In Different Strains?


While plenty of people enjoy the intoxicating effects of THC and are embracing the freedom of legal cannabis consumption, an increasing number of individuals are interested in strains that contain higher levels of CBD. But are different CBD strains a real thing? Absolutely. CBD-dominant strains of marijuana are relatively new to the industry as a...

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What Is Hemp Plastic?


Before the 1960s, plastic was virtually unheard of. Fast forward just six decades and plastic pollution has become one of the most critical environmental issues we've ever faced. Each year, some 8 million tons of plastic makes its way into the ocean. What does 8 billion tons of plastic look like? Imagine five garbage bags...

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Clock Icon November 13, 2019

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Cannabinoids 101: THC vs. CBD


THC vs. CBD: When many first learn about hemp-derived CBD, they automatically compare it to THC. This makes sense, because of the 100+ cannabinoids that have so far been discovered in the cannabis plant, THC and CBD are the most abundant. THC tends to be the cannabinoid most people are familiar with because of its...

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How to Eat Hemp Seeds


If you're looking for easy ways to eat healthier, hemp seeds can make an excellent addition to a well-balanced diet. Hemp seeds are packed with essential nutrients your body needs. There's a reason hemp seeds have been eaten for thousands of years. They contain almost every essential nutrient you need for your health to absolutely...

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What Is Hemp Fabric?


While we are huge proponents of hemp-based care with CBD oil, there's more to the cannabis plant than maintaining optimal wellness. This crop is hardy, sustainable and makes sturdy textiles. That's why the next wave of the cannabis movement is evidencing itself in hemp fabric. So, what is hemp fabric and how can you incorporate...

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Clock Icon October 28, 2019

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How Does CBD Make You Feel?


For those who are new to hemp-based products, welcome. There are probably millions of questions that are running through your mind. Perhaps none is more prominent than "how does CBD make you feel?" The CBD market is expected to rake in around $22 billion each year 2022. Knowing this, companies are making a number of...

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Why Education Is Important in the CBD Movement


The minute the mainstream media draws attention to a new product, demand for that product inevitably goes up. No questions asked. Just a few years ago, almost nobody had even heard of CBD. Today, you can't walk by a convenience store without signs in the window touting CBD oil pens for sale! Before you pick...

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