FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hemp has an extensive history of human utilization, with records of its use dating as far back as 12,000 years. Since that time, hemp has been cultivated as an economically important crop with various uses, including:
- Durable fibers for rope, clothing, and paper
- Seeds and oils
- Food sources and cooking oils
- CBD production
- Medicinal purposes
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