Why 2017 is the Year of Hemp

The beginning of a new year is a terrific opportunity to make healthy choices and bring positive changes into your life. Perhaps you have resolved to live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight this year? Due for a major closet cleanse? Perhaps you want to decrease your carbon footprint? (good for you!)

This year, why not get a little help from hemp?

If you’re not already taking advantage of all of the significant benefits that hemp has to offer, you may be the last one to the party. According to a recent press release by Hemp Inc., 2017  is a big year for hemp.

One major factor in this growth is that Rhode Island’s “Hemp Growth Act” went into effect on January 1, 2017, which allows individuals to obtain a state license to cultivate hemp for clothing, food, and other commercial products. It also allows hemp to be treated as an agricultural product that may be produced legally, possessed, distributed and commercially traded. 

But Rhode Island isn’t standing rogue. Laws governing industrial hemp have now expanded to a total of 33 states including our very own California, making the U.S the world’s largest importer of hemp fiber.

Kentucky, for example,  has been on the forefront in the efforts to return hemp to the mainstream, is projected to triple its hemp production in 2017. That’s a whole lot of hemp to love.

So why is that good news for you? Well, now it’s just that much easier to make your New Years resolutions a reality! 

First, you’ll have more options for packing those healthy Amino Acids, Omegas and fiber into your diet to help you get your health on track. 

Secondly, if you are looking to lose weight, hemp hearts have been praised for their weight loss ability due to being an excellent source of healthy fats, low in carbs, and extremely high in protein.

Doing a closet cleanse? There’s nothing better! Why not transition to an eco-friendly wardrobe and shrink your carbon footprint by buying garments made from hemp? On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton. Hemp fiber is stronger and softer than cotton, lasts twice as long as cotton, and will not mildew.

Resources:
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/hemp-inc-on-whats-next-in-2017-for-the-industrial-hemp-industry-pinksheets-hemp-2186069.htm
http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/01/06/kentucky-hemp-production-2017-growers-approved/70743/
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Hemp-Seeds-Weight-Loss-42073677
http://www.hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-information

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