Almost a year after the federal legalization of hemp, there’s still a lot of information about the plant that’s unclear to consumers. Farmers and distributors may also find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to state and federal regulations. As a result, major players in the industry and cannabis enthusiasts hold hemp tradeshows and events. The events and tradeshows seek to educate consumers, distributors, and farmers alike while also providing networking opportunities for distributors and farmers.
On our part as Green Glass Labs, we certify cannabis and hemp products based on quality, accuracy, and purity. That gives consumers a chance to purchase quality hemp products that truly meet their needs.
Some of the hemp events happening in the U.S. in 2019 include:
- The Florida Cannabis Expo in Miami, FL, on the 13th and 14th of November.
- Cannabis Advancement Series: Innovation and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship in Dartmouth, MA, on the 26th of October.
- Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in Boston, MA, from the 23rd to the 26th of October.
- CBD Expo Tour East in Orlando, Florida on the 14th and 15th of November.
These events and many others cover topics related to the hemp and cannabis industry. Themes such as regulations, legalities, and investments are covered. Businesses also get to exhibit their hemp products. Such events offer different and new opportunities for businesses.
Why Was Hemp Legalized?
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant which had been for a long time illegal according to the federal law in the U.S.
The plant was, however, legalized due to its low content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound found in another variety of cannabis— marijuana. Hemp plants usually have a THC potency of below 0.3%. The potency in marijuana can go up to 30%. That’s why marijuana remains an illegal Schedule I drug under federal law, while hemp was reclassified.
What are the Industrial Uses of Hemp?
The hemp plant has several industrial uses. They include:
- Cloth Making – Jeans and shoes are some of the clothing made using textiles from hemp.
- Production of Oil Products – Hemp oil can be used to make oil-based products such as paint, lanterns, and candles.
- Skin Care – Oil derived from hemp seeds has been widely used in the production of skincare and beauty products. Hemp seed oil is rich in nutrients and fatty acids that nourish the skin.
- Paper Making – Pulp from hemp is an alternative for using trees to produce paper.
- Construction Materials – Hemp has been used in making building supplies such as concrete, known as hempcrete, fiberboards, and insulation materials.
- Fuel – Biofuel can be made using hemp oil.
- Plastics – Hemp has been used to make biodegradable, durable plastic products. It’s used to make CD and DVD cases, curtain liners, and several packing materials.
Hemp oil is also edible. That has made it an important ingredient in dietary supplements because of its high nutritional value.
At Green Glass Labs, we test products that you may see at hemp tradeshows and on store shelves. By giving you reviews and reports about the efficacy of different supplements, you can be able to purchase the best products in the market. For any questions, get in touch with us today on email@example.com.