It’s Hemp History Week! From June 4-10, grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and hemp advocates are working together to educate consumers, industry associations, and government bodies about the benefits of hemp and the current regulatory landscape for industrial hemp in the U.S. Interest in hemp—not only for food products and textiles, but also for dietary supplements ingredients like cannabidiol (CBD)—has skyrocketed in the past few years, and is on track to continue its impressive growth streak. In honor of Hemp History Week, Josh Hendrix, director of business development for CBD supplier CV Sciences Inc. (Las Vegas), shared with us five lesser-known facts about the hemp plant.
Hendrix is a member of the technical advisory council for the National Hemp Association and is also the founder of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association. In 2015, Hendrix created and became president of Hendrix Hemp, a licensed hemp producer that manages hemp cultivation on his family’s farm in Mount Sterling, KY. Now, in his role at CV Sciences, Hendrix works with farmers, universities, businesses, industry associations, and government agencies to help create the infrastructure necessary to establish a modern U.S. supply chain for hemp.
Also, don’t miss our latest update on CBD-related health research.
CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW SLIDESHOW
Photo © iStockphoto.com/AlenaPaulus