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Hemp - The Basics

Hemp is a plant grown throughout the world, for centuries. In fact, in the 18th Century during colonial America, hemp was used as currency to pay taxes. The great thing about the hemp plant is that every part can be used – seed, flower and stock.

Baywater Hemp grows strain specific varieties of hemp and harvests by hand, barn dries and shucks by hand to be sure that every part of the plant is up to the standards set forth by our family.

Baywater Farms is proud to use every part of the plant so there is no waste.

Industrial hemp is now legal to grow in a number of states across the U.S. Each state has a unique set of regulations that govern its growth and distribution. Hemp is not marijuana, it’s an efficient and useful agricultural commodity and should be regulated like one. Hemp and marijuana are close relatives, but not the same. By definition, hemp contains no more than .3% THC – the psychoactive compound that is found in higher concentration in marijuana. By contrast, hemp naturally has higher levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound known for helping human bodies maintain health and overall wellness.

Industrial hemp is an important addition to the U.S. economy. Currently, it is imported from several countries and is thought to be used in approximately 25,000 products. With its many diverse uses, cultivating hemp in the U.S. would lead to lower prices for consumers and higher demand, creating a prosperous marketplace for the product, and also creating many jobs.

Baywater Hemp believes that industrial hemp has the power to help revitalize the economy by creating small scale processing facilities and local jobs in rural communities throughout America.

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