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Hemp’s Global Impact

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As the hemp industry and CBD industry grows, we’re excited to see how hemp can cross over to other industries beyond CBD products. Our current focus is primarily on CBD isolate and other wholesale CBD products, but as a hemp farm, we can’t wait to see how other wholesale hemp products change other industries. That’s partly why we’ve started our Shi co-op program as well, so farmers can grow their own operations and use their hemp to create products we might not have even heard of yet! Learn more about partnering with Shi Farms, or shop our wholesale CBD products and CBD isolate. And continue reading to learn more about a few of the ways hemp can, and is, making a global impact outside of CBD products.

Soil Remediation

Hemp cleans soil and area, a process called bioremediation or phytoremediation and is an effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly method of remediation. Here in Colorado, research is being done at Colorado State University to see how hemp plants can help clean up environmental pollution. 

The prospect of industrial hemp being used to both create a commercial wholesale hemp product and to clean up the environment is really exciting. Because of the laws surrounding hemp production, research surrounding hemp’s phytoremediation qualities has been limited, but the political climate has been changing — as we talked about earlier with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. There is a lot of international research that suggests hemp can have a big impact on environmental cleanup. For Shi Farms, we are looking forward to better understanding how our crop and wholesale hemp products can further help the environment and our society.

Bioplastics

Hemp is being used in bioplastics, and many in the hemp industry believe it could be the next big thing. Currently, there is a lot of waste in hemp processing outside of processing hemp for CBD oil or CBD isolate. That waste material can be used to create eco-friendly packaging, or hemp plastic. Hemp is very strong, and a renewable resource, as well as being biodegradable and compostable. Unlike plastic packaging, which relies on oil and oil extraction, bioplastics made from industrial hemp rely on a material that can be grown year after year.

Hemp bioplastic is designed to work in existing injection molding equipment, which means that new infrastructure and technologies do not need to be created and the industry has the potential to replace current plastic production. It also means that hemp bioplastic can be made into virtually any kind of form, from takeout boxes to product packages to medical equipment and more. Wholesale hemp products like plant-based packaging is not only a way for the hemp industry and hemp farms like Shi Farm and Shi Co-operative Farms to grow, but also a way that we can start to mitigate climate change and reduce our dependence on oil.

Hempcrete

Like hemp bioplastic, hempcrete is a bio-composite material that can be made with the by-products, or waste, from the hemp processing outside of CBD oil or CBD isolate production.  Hempcrete is a more eco friendly way to create materials for construction and isolation. It is a lightweight, insulating material, and though it does not have the strength required for constructing things like foundations, it can be used to support walls. Hempcrete is made by mixing hemp hurds, or the center of the stalk, with water and lime. 

Hempcrete also stores CO2, which will take the greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere, helping to mitigate climate change. Here at Shi Farms, we’re very excited about the possibility of hempcrete as a more sustainable building material. Most of our modern day building materials are mined from the earth or harvested through logging. Industrial hemp can be grown year after year on hemp farms like Shi Farms, and used to create wholesale hemp products like hempcrete — a non-toxic, mold resistant, durable, carbon negative product!

Textiles

Most people know that hemp is used for textiles, but don’t see how broadly hemp textiles can be used. Not only does hemp make strong rope and hemp clothing, but hemp also can also be used for things like upholstery and mattresses. Hemp uses about 5% of the amount of water it takes to grow cotton, which means it requires less irrigation. And it also grows extremely fast in nearly every type of soil, which is one of the reasons why we’re excited to expand Shi Farms and our wholesale CBD company across the country. Learn more about our company and the possibilities for partnership today. 

Paper

Did you know that one acre of hemp produces as much paper as 4.1 acres of trees? And unlike trees it can be regrown over the course of a single year! A wholesale hemp product like paper can not only mitigate deforestation, but also allow hemp farmers and hemp agribusiness to thrive.

Our Shi Farms Team and Wholesale CBD Business

We hope after reading this blog that it’s pretty clear how enthusiastic we are about the industrial hemp and wholesale CBD industry! We’re expanding rapidly because we believe in this industry and its potential to revolutionize American agriculture. One of our values is sustainability, and we grow hemp because we know hemp can be used in a variety of industries, including CBD products. 

Through our Shi Farms co-operative program, we foster other hemp farmers and share our industry expertise. We also provide the resources you need to get started, including seeds, clones, and mothers. Learn more about partnering with Shi Farms here. And if you’re interested in buying wholesale CBD products like CBD isolate or CBD distillate, contact us today.

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