The use of CBD oil has been controversial ever since it has been introduced. Some people claim that there are many health benefits associated with using CBD oil which is commonly referred to as CBD pills, capsules, and soft gels. While other people stand firm that using CBD oils is a threat to human wellbeing and the environment.
However, not many know that CBD products, particularly those that are made from hemp, have environmental benefits that no one can imagine. They’re as follows:
Hemp Spread Easily and Grows Fast
On average, hemp is fully developed within four months. It can grow as tall as 10-15 feet. Since hemp can easily grow, it can grow in almost every continent except in Antarctica. Hemp is usually used in paper production, and an acre of fully grown hemp can produce papers four times more than a tree.
This would also mean that swathing an entire forest just to produce paper and textiles can be avoided by using hemp as an alternative. Using hemp as an alternative in manufacturing products that need trees can help lessen the number of greenhouse gases because it requires less machinery.
Hemp Products Are Recyclable
Plastics made from hemp are 100% biodegradable. This means that these products can be recycled and are also toxin-free. This can help solve many environmental issues that we are confronted with. Hemp stalks are used in making hemp plastics as they have a high cellulose count which means that hemp plastics are durable and flexible.
Hemp is a Low-Maintenance Plant
Unlike wood and cotton, hemp plants also require fewer fertilizers, water, and pesticides. We are all familiar with the negative side effects of using fertilizers and pesticides in the agriculture industry.
By using less of these chemicals, hemp production can help lessen many environmental issues in these harmful chemicals. Despite being low-maintenance, the hemp plant is very abundant and insects don’t eat them. A hemp plant requires minimum human intervention while growing as opposed to timber and cotton which need time and effort.
Hemp is a Perfect Beauty Product Ingredient
Hemp contains 21 amino acids that are essential in keeping the skin healthy. It has an anti-inflammatory property that helps avoid skin puffiness and aging. Today, many skincare products promise to keep our skin look young and healthy. Unfortunately, most of them are made of harmful chemicals that can be a threat to human health and also the environment.
Meanwhile, using natural ingredients like hemp helps in protecting us from the damage of these harmful chemicals.
Even before hemp became known as a prohibited plant, it was once a popular plant for many good reasons. Hemp has many environment-friendly benefits for many years now despite the negative issues that surround the use of CBD.
The problem lies in the lack of discipline of people who abuse the use of the plant. We should bear in mind that we are all responsible for our actions. Many people who need CBD to heal from their illness is hindered because of some people who inconsiderately abuse the use of CBD.