Eminent cannabis researcher John McPartland and his research team at the University of Vermont have published an exciting new study speculating that the plant’s origin stretches back 28 million years into the past. For those interested in continuing their education on this subject should seek out the book “Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany” (University of California Press, 2016) by Robert Connell Clark and Mark Merlin. A profound thank you to all of these scholars for their inestimable contributions to the field of cannabis science from those of us at the Stigma Hemp Company!
The Bluegrass State has been growing high-quality hemp since the 1700s, and was the largest domestic producer of hemp until irrational government intervention in the mid-20th century.
Fortunately, the 2014 Farm Bill re-legitimized industrial hemp production, and Kentucky has once again established itself as the epicenter of this quintessential American plant. The combination of cultivation experience and expertise makes Kentucky hemp ideal for use in Stigma’s line of premium CBD products. We’re grateful to work with this latest generation of farmers producing first-rate American hemp. Revitalizing indeed.
There’s a lot to love about hemp flowers.
Aromatically inviting, aesthetically interesting, and uniquely functional, the dried bud of the hemp plant is a generous gift. Hemp flowers are covered with fine, crystal-like hairs called trichomes. During the blooming phase, the cannabinoid and terpene compounds that provide the physiological benefits of the hemp flower are produced and contained within the trichomes. When smoked or vaped, these compounds are activated and released into the bloodstream via the lungs. Hemp flowers’ beneficial compounds can also be ingested into the body when converted into oils, gummies, and drinks, or applied topically when transformed into creams. Our CBD flowers contain less than 0.3% THC, making them 100% legal. They induce a smooth, comfortable mindset, and are a useful remedy for pain, inflammation, anxiety, and much more. We use them and love them.
Insert witty, soul-stirring John Denver reference here. Or not.
Either way, hemp is a big deal in that lively geospherical rectangle known as Colorado. The only state to feature a definition of industrial hemp in its constitution, Colorado is also home to more farmers cultivating and processing hemp flower than any other state. These efforts, combined with a strong culture of agricultural research and ingenuity, makes the annual hemp harvest in Colorado the largest in the nation. Pretty impressive for a place half covered with mountains. This spirit of leadership and innovation around organic American hemp aligns nicely with the Stigma ethos. We’re proud to work with Colorado’s community of entrepreneurial cultivators to use their high-quality organic hemp in our premium CBD products. Most elevating, naturally.