Receptra Naturals is a proud member of the National Hemp Association (NHA). Through our membership, we look to support the growth and development of all aspects of the hemp industry.
New Approach to Hemp
Many people are aware of the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil, but there are literally thousands of other uses for hemp. It is incumbent upon organizations like the NHA to educate the public about the health, economic, and environmental benefits of this essential crop.
Over the last few decades the United States, by far, has been the largest importer of industrial hemp in the world. Representing 90% of the worldwide market for these products, it’s clear that Americans like hemp. We use it a lot. And far more than any other country on Earth.
Though, it was illegal to grow on U.S. soil between 1937 and 2015, it’s now legal to grow domestically thanks to the work of organizations like the NHA. With the US economy still recovering from the Great Recession a decade ago, imagine the number of US jobs that will be created as a result of a fully developed domestic industrial hemp industry.
The miracle crop
Consider some of these uses of hemp, which can be found on the National Hemp Association website or easily anywhere online:
- It is good for the environment: On an annual basis, 1 acre will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees. Hemp paper lasts longer, can be recycled many more times, and requires less toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process than does paper made from trees.
- It can be used to manufacture goods: The strongest (and longest) natural fiber in the world and resistant to rot and abrasion. It can be used to make anything from skateboard decks to car and stealth fighter bodies. In fact, there is such thing as “hempcrete” that can be used for building homes. It also acts as insulation and repels some vermin.
- It is an excellent source of nutrition: Seeds contain a protein that is more nutritious and more economical to produce than soybean protein. Seed protein can be used to produce virtually any product made from soybean: tofu, veggie burgers, butter, cheese, salad oils, ice cream, milk, etc.
- It can provide us with a new energy source: Just like corn, it can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel. Because it produces more biomass than any plant species (including corn) that can be grown in a wide range of climates and locations, hemp has great potential to become a major source of ethanol fuel.
As a result of the seemingly endless possibilities for how industrial hemp can improve our daily lives, many experts believe it will be the next trillion-dollar agricultural crop. It may sound preposterous on the surface, but why not?
What other commodity known to man can be used to build cars, homes and airplanes or be used for textiles, fabrics and paper,
- AND as a source of clean energy,
- AND that is nutritious for the body,
- AND has remarkable medicinal properties,
- AND is good for the environment,
- AND has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs? Had enough yet?
We want to clear up something that may be a bit confusing…
The hemp we use to make Receptra Naturals pure cbd oil products is different than the type used in the practices mentioned above. According to Federal law, a cannabis plant will be considered industrial hemp if it contains less than 0.3% THC on a dry-weight basis. In this regard, our cannabis is technically “industrial hemp”. Contrary to industrial crops used to create textiles and fuels, our hemp is cared for by hand and cultivated using organic growing practices.
Really, there is nothing industrial about Receptra- it’s just a technical thing!
Receptra Naturals encourages you to join us in supporting the great work of organizations like the NHA. Together, we can build a Hempire to change the world for the better.