What is Hemp?
Hemp is a cannabis plant that is harvested commercially for its flower, leaf, seeds, and stalks. Its seeds and stalks are used to produce a number of products: including food, nutritional supplements, medicine, body care products, paper, textiles, building materials, plastic composites, and even biofuels. Its flower and lead are used to produce full-spectrum raw Hemp oil. Because it thrives under natural conditions, hemp is typically grown outside, with both male and female plants sown closely together to encourage wind pollination and increase seed production. The hemp plant grows sturdy and tall, up to 2 to 4 meters in height, and it can grow easily without the need for herbicides or pesticides.
For cannabis to be legally considered hemp, it must contain no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per dry weight under the Hemp Farming Bill legislation passed during the Obama Administration. THC is the active compound in marijuana that causes its euphoric effect. The level of THC in hemp is 33 times less than the least potent marijuana strains, so it’s impossible for hemp to get a user “high.” Unlike marijuana, hemp is naturally higher in cannabidiol (CBD), one of over 85 cannabinoids that have so far been identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and therefore won’t cause a high, making it safe for use by anyone, regardless of age but please read our Disclaimer below regarding Hemp food product consumption.
Our Vision & Mission
Our Mission is to build a worldwide network of researchers, suppliers, engineers, educators, cultivators, extractor processors, doctors, with educational resources in hemp cultivation, laboratory testing, and extraction and processing standards so we can collectively provide the finest totally organic hemp products with a focus in overall health, wellness, and personal care. We are building a network of people and organizations who support all types of Hemp research from clinical trial studies of hemp CBD, cultivation to organic farming practices, genetic research, extraction, processing, composite design and manufacturing, hempcrete, hemp geo-polymers, hemp graphene, and much more.
Our Network is centered around building unique network affiliate opportunities that actively supports our members and rewards their efforts. We are committed to providing world-class best standards of practice, training, and support materials to help before, during, and after the purchase of any product line we offer. Hemp Institute is creating an environment that allows each team member to grow and build a life aligned with their unique purpose while contributing to the whole.
Our Team is made up of entrepreneurs who have decades of professional experience in the industrial hemp industry. We all understand the importance of integrity in their business practices and we all see the importance of educating everyone about the endocannabinoid system. Our success comes from building a responsible network of individuals who share common goals, purposes, values, and a commitment to maintaining thriving earth, as well as, a thriving lifestyle.
No Synthetic Chemicals
The manufacturers and farms we work with adhering to strict organic farming practices. We have worked with sources in California, Oregon, and Colorado. Our sources use no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides are used in the growing of our hemp. Then the Hemp Oil is extracted using CO2 gas which is the cleanest current standard of extraction which uses no chemical solvents.
Good Manufacturing Practices
This GMP standard means we make sure the manufacturers we work with adhering to the highest recognized international standards. This means the manufacturer works with the highest quality product, and each batch is tested for the presence of pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, yeast, mold, and other contaminants.
Made In United State of America
Our manufacturers and the cultivators are based in California, Oregon, and Colorado. This ensures that higher quality standards can be verified because it’s in the U.S. and it also ensures compliance with the FDA’s regulations on hemp, and guarantees that you receive the freshest, highest quality organic products to your door, which supports the U.S. Hemp manufacturing and cultivation jobs.
Various Hemp Uses
Housing – 70% of the Cannabis Plant’s total weight is made up of the ‘hurd’ or woody inner core. This part of the plant is THC-free (i.e. Hemp) and is used in housing construction. The silica leached from the soil by the plant combined with unslaked lime forms a chemical bond similar to cement which is fire and waterproof. Nano Natural Building Technologies Using Hemp, Kenaf, soils, crystals, polymers, and proteins.
Food – Hemp may be grown also for food (the seed) but in the UK at least (and probably in other EU countries) cultivation licenses are not available for this purpose. Within Defra (the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) hemp is treated as purely a non-food crop, despite the fact that seed can and does appear on the UK market as a perfectly legal food product.
Nutrition – Both the complete protein and the oils contained in hemp seeds (rich in lanolin and linolenic acids) are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.
Fiber – Until its rediscovery in the late 1980s, the use of hemp for fiber production had declined sharply over the past decades, but hemp still occupied an important place amongst natural fibers as it is strong, durable, and unaffected by water. The main uses of hemp fiber were in rope, sacking, carpet, nets, and webbing. A hemp clothing industry was reborn in the West in 1988, and hemp is being used in increasing quantities in paper manufacturing. The cellulose content is about 70%. Harvesting the fiber Hemp stem. Smallholder plots are usually harvested by hand. The plants are cut at 2 to 3 cm above the soil and left on the ground to dry. Mechanical harvesting is now common, using specially adapted cutter-binders or simpler cutters. The cut hemp is laid in swathes to dry for up to four days. This was traditionally followed by retting, either water retting whereby the bundled hemp floats in water or dew retting whereby the hemp remains on the ground and is affected by the moisture in dew moisture, and by molds and bacterial action. Modern processes use steam and machinery to separate the fiber, a process known as thermo-mechanical pulping.
Building – Hemp in building products are naturally fire-resistant so you can be sure that your hemp-built house is safe and will protect you and your loved ones. Hemp buildings are naturally soundproof so you can enjoy the silence in your acoustically insulated home. A House of Hemp dramatically improves the air quality inside the building and reduces the number of airborne molds and toxins that can cause respiratory disease. This means you can be sure of a healthy environment for you and your family. The lime/hemp building material is naturally resistant to rats and mice so you don’t have to worry about pests and diseases. Hemp building has excellent thermal insulation properties which means you will see lower heating and cooling costs compared to conventionally built properties – more money in your pocket. Hemp building products are far superior in many ways.
Fuel – Fuel can be a by-product of hemp cultivation. One fuel would be biodiesel because of the oils in the seeds and stalk of the hemp, another would be biofuel from the fibrous stalks.
Clinical Studies on Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Molecular Targets of Cannabidiol in Neurological Disorders
- CBD: A promising drug for neurodegenerative disorders?
- CBD for neurodegenerative disorders: Important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid?
- Transdermal delivery of cannabidiol attenuates binge alcohol-induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model of an alcohol use disorder
- Memory-rescuing effects of cannabidiol in an animal model of cognitive impairment relevant to neurodegenerative disorders
- CBD normalizes caspase 3, synaptophysin, and mitochondrial fission protein DNM1L expression levels in rats with brain iron overload: implications for neuroprotection
- Cannabidiol, neuroprotection and neuropsychiatric disorders
- Short-term effects of CBD after global hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglets
- CBD reduces neuroinflammation and promotes neuroplasticity and functional recovery after brain ischemia
- Short-term effects of cannabidiol after global hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglets
- CBD Activates Neuronal Precursor Genes in Human Gingival Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
- CBD reduces brain damage and improves functional recovery in a neonatal rat model of arterial ischemic stroke
- Interactions between CBD and THC following acute and repeated dosing
- CBD attenuates OGD/R-induced damage by enhancing mitochondrial bioenergetics & modulating glucose metabolism
- Neurological aspects of medical use of CBD
- Modulation of Astrocyte Activity by Cannabidiol, a Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid