Despite a global prohibition still largely restricting the cultivation of cannabis, some scientists are still revolutionizing industries through engineering hemp buildings, supercapacitors, and more.
Preceding the 1900’s, cannabis was once one of the most significant crops for mankind. It was only in the past century when men forbid its cultivation, grinding cannabis production and all of its subsidiary parts to a halt.
The plant is rooted deep in humanity’s history and was likely the earliest cultivated plant for its textile fiber. Despite many countries’ recent regressions revoking the laws in which made cannabis illegal in the first place, it is largely recognized as a plant with no other use other than “getting people high”.
But cannabis is not one sole entity. It is rather a collection of a family of plants consisting of sativas, indicas, and ruderalis. Cannabis Sativa and indica plants are renowned for their psychoactive effects, but there is a variety of Cannabis Sativa which is grown specifically for its derived products.
The plant in question, otherwise known as hemp – or industrial hemp – is the seed or fibrous part of the Cannabis Sativa, whereas the flower of the plant is legally regarded as marijuana. Unlike marijuana, hemp does not possess a significant amount of psychoactive chemicals and as such, cannot be used to get “high”.
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We are very happy to announce that the first new crop from 2018 has arrived. We received our first order of the cultivar RNA (Russian Automatic) which as you can see is primarily made up of medium to large fluffy buds with a very aromatic nose I would describe as a mixture of skunk mixed with a certain sweetness.
The taste is a nice skunk/diesel with hints of fruitiness with an aftertaste we would describe as a sweet fruit punch. And the aftertaste lingers nicely.
Because of an excellent relationship we have developed with our farmers, we are able to offer this cultivar at a slightly lower price than other trimmed tops we have offered. Check it out on our Retail Shop or on the Wholesale Section for our wholesale customers.
Go check it out and get your order in TODAY!
By Janet Burns
For centuries, North Americans have utilized hemp in their homes, diets, and health regimens. For decades, we’ve also turned to imported products to meet much of our growing need.
And now, after years of major change for US agriculture and industry, real investment in this versatile crop stands to significantly elevate our economy and quality of life for generations to come.
The idea of upping hemp production is already common ground politically. As farmers have faced water shortages, unstable markets, and punishing seasonal conditions, communities around the country have pressured lawmakers to help them restore US agriculture with more profitable, sustainable plants.
Hemp has long been seen to fit that bill. Best known for its use in textiles, it offers wide-ranging applications that countless sectors are keen to get in on.
For example, hemp seeds in whole or processed form contain an impressive amount of protein, nutrients, and essential fatty acids, among other things — offering an efficient way to boost nutrition in human and animal diets — while hempseed oil has increasingly become a preferred ingredient in common food, beauty, and health products.
The new 2018 Hemp Crop is arriving!
We are excited to share that the drought of 2018 is over. New raw hemp is being harvested and dried by the ton.
Over the next 6-9 months, we will be offering a number of specialty hemp cultivars. These will include T1, Special Sauce, C4, RNA (Russian Automatic), Pineapple Haze, and a few special phenotypes recently created by farmers I know.
Herb-a-lites continues to be among the top rated sources for consistent and affordable raw hemp flower. Thank you for your support, and please place your order on our easy to use website.