The expressions on people’s faces when they peer through our windows and spot the distinctive leaf as a logo followed by the sniggers and whispers are quite exasperating. The sad fact is that this reaction comes from an only partially informed point of view. So what Is Hemp? Hemp is one of several colloquial terms for products derived from an annual herbaceous plant of the cannabis genus. There are three main Cannabis species: C. sativa, C. indica, and C. rudderless. Every part of the plant can be used commercially. Its core, fibres, seeds and flowers serve as raw material for numerous products in a variety of sectors: food, health products, clothing, fabrics, cosmetics, bags, paper, books, carpets, insulation materials, fibre-reinforced plastics, animal bedding and body-care products are all produced from hemp.
Hemp grows well without the use of herbicides or pesticides making it more environmentally sustainable than other fibre crops such as, cotton and flax. It is planted so tightly together that no light is left for weed growth. The fibres can be used in 100% hemp products, but are more commonly blended with fabrics such as linen, cotton or silk, with the most popular blend being a 55/45 Hemp/Cotton mix. Hemp is one of the world’s oldest and most versatile plants. it is earliest recorded use dating back to the ancient Egyptians but the refinement of breeding, farming and processing techniques is attributable to the Chinese. The two physical effects of marijuana use are conjunctiva injection and increased heart rate. The increase in heart rate stabilises over time and a degree of tolerance develops to this effect of marijuana.
Marijuana like other drugs can affect judgment and enhance inappropriate behaviour. Hence there is increased risk of conditions like high risk sexual behaviour leading to HIV, pregnancy etc. The strongest and concentrated form of best cbd oil for pain is manufactured from the cannabis resin. The resin is dissolved, filtered and finally evaporated. In the United Kingdom, this oil is bracketed along with cocaine and heroin and is a drug under the Class A classification. The cannabis resin is extracted from the cannabis buds as blocks. These cannabis blocks are then heated and crumbled when they become ready for use.
The hue of the cannabis resin can vary from green to dark brown. This form is popularly called ‘hash’, ‘soapbark’ or ‘black’. The herbal form of cannabis is known as ‘skunk’, ‘weed’ or simply ‘grass’. It is prepared from the dried or powdered buds of the cannabis plant.