Why Hemp

Hemp is a Growing Industry

The hemp industry has been growing rapidly since the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to adopt hemp pilot programs. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp across the U.S. and as a result the hemp industry is experiencing explosive growth. Bloomberg reported that the research firm Brightfield Group projected the market for CBD could reach $22 billion by 2022. CBD products are the main market for growers in the U.S., but industrial hemp is used in over 25,000 products across the globe including high quality protein and oil products, textiles, construction materials, biofuels and bio-plastics. If you plan to farm hemp for CBD production, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Hit the “Live Chat” button in the bottom right to connect with a Point 3 team member today!

Hemp is Environmentally Friendly

Growing hemp has a positive impact on the environment. Hemp is naturally resistant to pests and reduces the pesticide load on the environment. It also has a large tap root that can help to reverse soil compact and erosion, and hemp requires significantly less water than other crops. Hemp grown in healthy soil will generally increase the soil’s fertility and eliminate the need for the crop rotation required by many other row crops. Studies have shown that hemp can be used to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil through a process called phytoremediation; however, hemp grown for consumption should not be grown in soil that is in need of remediation. Hemp is fast-growing which makes the plant ideal for carbon dioxide absorption, thus helping to reduce global warming. Hemp products can be reused, recycled and are 100% biodegradable which help create a more sustainable future for us all.

Hemp is Non-Psychoactive

Hemp and marijuana are both members of the Cannabis sativa family but there are important distinctions between the two. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, so it doesn’t cause a “high”. Hemp can contain a high concentration of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which has become a popular natural remedy for many common ailments. CBD oil users have found relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, nicotine withdrawal, insomnia and many other conditions. In June 2018, the FDA approved the use of CBD to treat two forms of epilepsy, and research continues on the therapeutic effects of CBD. The genetic varieties of hemp that we offer at Point 3 have a proven track record of high CBD content and low THC content, while exhibiting many other sought-after traits.

Hemp is Easy to Grow

Planting hemp clones is the best way to kick-start the growing process and increase the likelihood of a successful crop. Starting with high quality clones instead of seed can ensure that all of your plants are genetically identical and female which will produce high yields of CBD. Starting from seeds requires a farmer to germinate the seeds, care for the seedling for several weeks, then inspect, identify, and separate the females from the males. For CBD production, males are are discarded due to their low CBD content and their potential to reduce CBD content in females, via pollination. Our clones are fully rooted, approximately 4 to 6 inches tall, and ready to be transplanted into your fields upon arrival; no additional work required. We recommend using a row transplanter to expedite planting your fields. Planting Point 3 clones, which are genetically superior and fully rooted, will greatly increase the likelihood that your hemp crop will be healthy, resilient, and profitable.

Hemp is a Growing Industry

The hemp industry has been growing rapidly since the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to adopt hemp pilot programs. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp across the U.S. and as a result the hemp industry is experiencing explosive growth. Bloomberg reported that the research firm Brightfield Group projected the market for CBD could reach $22 billion by 2022. CBD products are the main market for growers in the U.S., but industrial hemp is used in over 25,000 products across the globe including high quality protein and oil products, textiles, construction materials, biofuels and bio-plastics. If you plan to farm hemp for CBD production, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Hit the “Live Chat” button in the bottom right to connect with a Point 3 team member today!

Hemp is Environmentally Friendly

Growing hemp has a positive impact on the environment. Hemp is naturally resistant to pests and reduces the pesticide load on the environment. It also has a large tap root that can help to reverse soil compact and erosion, and hemp requires significantly less water than other crops. Hemp grown in healthy soil will generally increase the soil’s fertility and eliminate the need for the crop rotation required by many other row crops. Studies have shown that hemp can be used to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil through a process called phytoremediation; however, hemp grown for consumption should not be grown in soil that is in need of remediation. Hemp is fast-growing which makes the plant ideal for carbon dioxide absorption, thus helping to reduce global warming. Hemp products can be reused, recycled and are 100% biodegradable which help create a more sustainable future for us all.

Hemp is Non-Psychoactive

Hemp and marijuana are both members of the Cannabis sativa family but there are important distinctions between the two. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, so it doesn’t cause a “high”. Hemp can contain a high concentration of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which has become a popular natural remedy for many common ailments. CBD oil users have found relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, nicotine withdrawal, insomnia and many other conditions. In June 2018, the FDA approved the use of CBD to treat two forms of epilepsy, and research continues on the therapeutic effects of CBD. The genetic varieties of hemp that we offer at Point 3 have a proven track record of high CBD content and low THC content, while exhibiting many other sought-after traits.

Hemp is Easy to Grow

Planting hemp clones is the best way to kick-start the growing process and increase the likelihood of a successful crop. Starting with high quality clones instead of seed can ensure that all of your plants are genetically identical and female which will produce high yields of CBD. Starting from seeds requires a farmer to germinate the seeds, care for the seedling for several weeks, then inspect, identify, and separate the females from the males. For CBD production, males are are discarded due to their low CBD content and their potential to reduce CBD content in females, via pollination. Our clones are fully rooted, approximately 4 to 6 inches tall, and ready to be transplanted into your fields upon arrival; no additional work required. We recommend using a row transplanter to expedite planting your fields. Planting Point 3 clones, which are genetically superior and fully rooted, will greatly increase the likelihood that your hemp crop will be healthy, resilient, and profitable.