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How hemp is regenerating our soil & planet

If there is one thing you have heard me talk a lot about during the past four years, it is the power of nature. Nature in medicine, food, and even fashion. And there is one gift Mother Nature has given us that helps all of these categories thrive sustainably – a plant. Hemp! Even though some people have given hemp a bad reputation because it is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species, the production and industry of hemp (fortunately) keeps growing.
For those who don’t know, hemp is a magnificent plant! The “ultimate healing catalyst”. It has the powerful ability to bring our soil back to life by absorbing carbon and nitrogen out of the air and putting it back into the soil! Naturally regenerating it by adding nutrients to our soil, hence, helping nature heal again. It also needs very little water to grow, making it a great planet-friendly option above other crops. Some of the sustainable products made of hemp, which I use every day, are CBD oil, hemp oil (for cooking and salads), and biodegradable clothing made of hemp fiber (t-shirts, shirts, jeans). And, in case you’re wondering, yes, it is legal! The cultivation of hemp was legalized late last year after over a 70-year hiatus. Hemp is such a magical and earth-friendly plant that I’ve decided to partner with First Crop to be able to share this information with you!

First Crop is a “public benefit company dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and the planet through the regenerative power of hemp”. They support and promote the cultivation by small and mid-sized farms, and empower them by providing the products and services they need to become successful hemp farmers. Once their hemp is grown, First Crop purchases it from these farmers at transparent and top market prices, and produces health and wellness products with CBD. “Why is CBD so important?”, you may wonder. Well, in plain English, CBD or Cannabidiol, is the second most active ingredient in the hemp plant, which helps to support whole body health without the hallucination factor of marihuana, since it contains minimal amounts of THC.

I hope this information encourages you guys to join First Crop’s inspiring efforts to strengthen rural communities and empower farmers to grow this nature-friendly crop into their cultivation activities. Click here to support their Seed the Revolution campaign.

This article originally appeared in the Water Thru Skin.