The state of California is tipped to become and assume the title of being the USA’s biggest hemp growing, consumption and production market. As we know, hemp, or industrial hemp, is one of the varieties of cannabis sativa species of plant that is specifically grown for use in the industries. The legal status of industrial hemp differs and varies based on the regulations of different countries regulations. Some governments regulate THC concentration while permitting the only hemp, which is bred through low THC content. As far as California’s state is concerned, it is legal to grow hemp through sanctioned and licensed permits.
The CBD hemp is being grown and cultivated all over California; however, the industrial hemp is just getting started to be grown in the state. Several companies are now entering the CBD California hemp industry. The licensed growers of medical cannabis only have the permission to grow one-fourth of the acre outdoors.
The uses of hemp in different applications
The hemp can be refined in several commercial items and products, including paper, textiles, rope, biodegradable plastic, insulation, paint, biofuel, animal feed, and food. The bast fibers are used for making textiles, which are made 100% from hemp. They can also be blended and combined with other fibers like cotton, flax, or silk and recycled polyester for making woven fabrics for furnishings and apparel. These plants’ inner fibers are used in industrial applications like animal bedding, litter, and mulch. When it is oxidized, the hemp oil that comes from seeds gets solid, and it can be used for the production of oil-based paints – like the cream in the moisturizing agent, plastics, and cooking. There also have been instances of using the hemp seeds in the mix of bird feed.
As far as hemp’s nutritional value is concerned, it is beneficial and is therefore used in several food applications. The hemp seeds are a high source of complete protein, and they can also be used as a source of iron. There are several ways in which you can consume hemp seeds. They can be either consumed raw, sprouted, or they can be dried into sprout powder. The hemp seeds can also be converted into liquid and used for beverages like tisanes and hemp milk or baking. While the hemp plant leaves may not necessarily be as nutritional as their seeds, these leaves can be used for consuming it raw, or they can be used as leafy vegetables for a salad, or they can also be used to make juice.
If you are in California and want to grow hemp, it is legal for anyone to grow hemp in the state and its 58 counties. There are no special taxes that are levied or implemented on the growth of hemp in California.