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Other Ways To Use Hemp Besides CBD

Other Ways To Use Hemp Besides CBD

Dec 13th 2018

Hemp has many possibilities and can be used in a variety of different ways besides CBD. Starting from the basics, Hemp can absolutely not get you high due to its low THC levels. Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the hemp cultivation in the U.S. has grown exponentially. However, historically hemp has been used for centuries.

Below you will find a few ways you can use Hemp besides CBD.

1. Beer

Hemp and beer are a match made in heaven. An ingredient in beer is “hops” which is the plant used in beer. Since the legalization of hemp, breweries have started to use hemp to make hemp-infused beer. However, the beer does not contain THC and therefore is not psychoactive and won't create a euphoric or high effect.

2. Food

Hemp seeds are extremely nutritious and contain a lot of fiber. Hemp seeds also contain a lot of vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. While you could eat the seeds raw it could also be used to make hemp milk, hemp protein shakes, hemp flour, hemp burgers, hemp butter and so much more.

3. Beauty Products

Hemp is being incorporated in so many beauty products due to its anti-inflammatory effects. In most recent years, hemp has become popular in sunscreen in order to help block UV rays.

4. Clothes

Hemp has been used to create clothing for many years. The fiber that makes up the stalk of the plant is separated and spun together to create a fabric. As we all know we could use fabric to make essentially almost any type of clothing.

5. Paper

While paper is normally made out of wood pulp it can also be made out of hemp fibers. Since the current production of paper is the cause of our emissions problem which includes carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Due to many issues that come along with paper production a great alternative is the hemp plant

While we’ve only named 5 different uses of hemp there are thousands of more ways we could use hemp. We look forward to seeing what other ways hemp is going to be utilized in the future because the possibilities are endless.

Source: Penn State Extension