Terpy J’s Consumer Education: The Rise of American Hemp
The world of is not an entirely new sector. In fact, the production of industrial hemp dates back thousands of years. Many people forget the United States used to be a significant hemp producer. Thanks to the Reefer Madness era, industrial hemp was tied to cannabis as a whole, and all forms of cannabis production became illegal. Many years later, American hemp is now on the rise. With the federal government pushing for hemp reform, the United States has begun to reintroduce industrial hemp back into the agricultural community. American hemp is taking off, and it has caught our nation by surprise. Here at Terpy J's, the importance of revitalizing American hemp is understood.
The World Before American Grown Hemp
Up until recently, a majority of the industrial hemp available came from overseas. In particular, has been a significant hemp producer. While these nations have allowed for mass production of industrial hemp, their agricultural programs and regulations do not meet the United States standards. With America's strict FDA and Department of Agriculture, a majority of the outsourced hemp is not at the quality consumer's deserve. Before the rise of American hemp, most of the or hemp-based products came from European/Asian hemp.
Cons of Hemp Sourced Overseas:
Poor rules/regulations regarding compliance and quality of the hemp.
Lack of validated testing assuring proper levels of THC content.
The difference in agricultural regulations regarding organic farming methods.
Outsourcing potential American jobs.
The United States takes pride in its ability to effectively and efficiently regulate our agricultural industry. The FDA alone is extremely strict and stringent on what products they approve for the market. Now that American hemp is on the rise, we see less and less hemp-based products manufactured from overseas hemp. It is vital for to be aware of where their products are made and sourced.
America's Industrial Hemp Industry
Since the rise of medical marijuana, American hemp has attracted the attention of many farmers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. Even though the federal government is yet to put a final hemp bill into effect, we are nearly there. In fact, the made it
through the Senate vote and is awaiting President Trump's signature within the next couple of months. The new reform would declassify industrial hemp as a schedule 1 drug and make it widely accessible to the agricultural industry.
Pros of Legalized American Hemp:
Heavily regulated with stringent compliance structures in place for all agriculture.
Many states require state licenses or permits to produce, manufacture, or transport industrial hemp.
All industrial hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Distinct organic farming methods are in place.
Hemp cultivation methods are set to maximize efficiency and quality.
All American hemp is lab-tested to ensure legal THC levels and overall quality of the hemp.
Supports local American farmers and boosts the national economy.
As we await the federal hemp reform, individual states are taking action into their own hands. States like Kentucky, Oregon, California, Colorado, Arizona, and many more are all ramping up their hemp production. Some states are further along than others, but it is promising to see a variety of states become a part of this pioneering industry. American hemp will only be on the rise from here, and it is exciting to how much industrial hemp can boost our nation's economy.