- Hemp cultivation in the U.S. is on the rise
- 33 U.S. states have dismantled barriers to hemp production
- MCOA provides turnkey services to growers and distributors
Hemp is back! After a hiatus of 77 years, cultivation of hemp in the U.S. began again after the passage of the Farm Bill in 2014. The Farm Bill allows departments of agriculture and institutions of higher learning in states that have legalized hemp cultivation to grow hemp for research and pilot programs. Hemp grown for such purposes is now no longer subject to the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), although, unfortunately, commercial cultivation still is. Despite the continued federal restriction on growing hemp, a majority of states (33) have dismantled barriers to hemp production, and U.S. hemp output doubled from 2016, with about 1,500 state hemp cultivation licenses being issued in 2017. These growers can turn to Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (OTC: MCOA) to get their enterprises off the ground. The company provides turnkey services to the legal cannabis and hemp industries. It also, through wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, delivers all of the benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoid (CBD) products to the world through its unique marketing and distribution platform.
The domestic network of hemp farmers and cultivars is set to expand as regulations ease. For example, research has shown that, instead of graphene, hemp bast fiber may be used in super-capacitor batteries to power electric vehicles (EVs) and handheld electric devices and tools. In addition, hemp fiber has long been a staple of housing construction in some cultures; now, it’s building American homes. Hemp houses are on the rise, as hempcrete, which is energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire, has many advantages over synthetic building materials, lumber and concrete. Hemp fiber can also be used to create environmentally friendly composites and hard bio-plastics for use in everything from airplanes to car parts.
Hemp seeds are also one of the fastest-growing categories in the natural foods industry. A rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), these seeds provide both stearidonic acid (SDA) and gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), as well as naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and iron. Hemp seeds are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and a complete protein, containing all 10 essential amino acids with no enzyme inhibitors, which makes them more digestible by the human body.
Through wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, MCOA is bringing high quality CBD-based products derived from industrial hemp to market through its affiliate marketing program. Its patent-pending product, hempSMART Brain, provides safe and effective support of healthy brain function, while its recently launched HempSMART DROPS is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The company recently debuted its new encapsulate product, hempSMART Pain, formulated with 10mg of full spectrum, non-psychoactive CBD per serving, which, along with a proprietary blend of other natural ingredients, delivers an all-natural formulation for the temporary relief of minor pain associated with physical activity.
MCOA has also collaborated with the founders of HoneyB Healthy Living to develop Convenient Hemp Mart, LLC’s BeniHemp-branded products targeting convenience stores. The brand was officially launched at the recent ASD Market Week (March 11-14, 2018) business trade show in Las Vegas (http://cnw.fm/G74iX). Convenient Hemp Mart has developed a collection of Benihemp-branded, sample-sized products for consumers, including topicals, tinctures and edibles packaged in 1-day, 2-day, and 30-day supplies. The target markets for these offerings are convenience stores, smoke shops, gas stations and similar types of retail businesses where CBD commerce has a greater likelihood of generating sales from the impulse buyer at the register.
As legitimization of the hemp industry progresses, Marijuana Company of America has positioned itself at various points in the value chain. The company not only markets a wide range of hemp-derived CBD products; it also provides turnkey services for marketers and growers alike.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
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