Hemp is transforming many industries, and the textiles and
fashion industry is no different. Now that hemp is legal in the United States,
the door has opened to a wealth of opportunities.
The use of Cannabis has both a religious and medical purpose
across cultures. It has recently gained popularity due to the advent of the
internet especially the social media sites. But this phenomenon of Cannabis use
is not a new trend. It is known to be a focal element in religious traditions
and other rituals not only in the west but also in the Orient where it is
natively found. For many ancient cultures,
the plant or its essence, is the pathway towards their god, thus it plays a
role also in their curing of diseases and meditations.
Hemp is the world’s most beneficial agricultural crop and the most sustainable crop known to humans. There are easily over 25,000 known uses for Hemp! Aside from being able to sustainably transform the world into a healthier more abundant home for all species through bioplastics, paper and Hempcrete for example, Hemp is in fact necessary for optimal bio-physiological health as well.
Without a proper functioning Endocannabinoid System, the human body can not maintain normal cell function. Scientists believe all mammals have maintained an endo-cannabinoid system for more than 500 million years. This explains why there are more receptors in the body for cannabinoids than any other substance. The two primary receptors in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) are called CB1 and CB2 receptors.
These receptors are essentially a regulatory network of receptors spread throughout the bodies of all mammals. While each of the receptors operate differently depending on where they are in the human body, they are all essentially trying to maintain homeostasis.