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The History and Future of Hemp

Hemp History:

The history of hemp can be traced back to ancient civilizations in Asia and the Middle East. It is believed that the Chinese were the first to cultivate hemp around 8000 B.C.E. They used the plant to produce textiles, paper, and other materials.

In the Middle Ages, hemp was an important crop in Europe. It was used to produce rope, textiles, and paper. In the 16th century, English law required all farmers to grow hemp as it was a necessary crop for the naval industry.

In the 20th century, the use of hemp was greatly restricted due to its association with “marijuana”, a variety of Cannabis sativa that is grown specifically for its psychoactive compounds.

However, in recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in hemp due to its versatility and environmental benefits. Today, it’s used for a variety of purposes, including the production of textiles, paper, food, and biofuels.

This is just a tiny insight into the vast Hemp History! You can see a full timeline on our website https://hemphouse.org.uk/hemp-history/

Hemp's Future:

The future of hemp is likely to be shaped by a combination of factors, including advances in technology, changing consumer preferences, and evolving regulations.

One potential area of growth for hemp is in the production of bioplastics, which are made from plant-based materials and are biodegradable. Hemp has been identified as a promising material to produce bioplastics due to its strength, durability, and renewability.

Hemp-based building materials such as hempcrete, which is made from hemp shives and lime, is another area of potential growth. Hempcrete is a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials and has insulating properties, it’s also resistant to fire, pests and mould.

Hemp is also being researched as a source of biofuels, having the potential to produce high yields of biomass per acre. This could make it a cost-effective alternative to traditional biofuels such as corn and soybeans.

In addition, CBD and other hemp-derived compounds are increasingly being used in products such as supplements, cosmetics, and food. The market for these products is expected to grow in the coming years as more research is conducted on the potential health benefits of these compounds.

Now, worldwide, laws on the use of hemp vary greatly per country. Hopefully, we can make full use of this resourceful plant as it answers a lot of the hard questions of our current time.

Hemp House started in 2020 to provide Hemp & CBD products and to help change the world with its properties. Our goal is to have a huge variety of products being sold under one roof. We provide businesses with wholesale and white label services, plus, we are providing the first ever Eco-Friendly drop shipping service with our bio-degradable packaging. Please get in touch at info@hemphouse.org.uk or call us on 01865 987 654 to discuss how we can help your business sell Hemp & CBD products. Visit our website for more details www.hemphouse.org.uk