Because hemp grows at a rate of 30 centimeters in just a few weeks it is a popular and valued plant for anyone who knows how to take advantage of the benefits that its rich harvest has to offer. Because hemp is technically a type of Cannabis sativa plant it has a history of being regulated by the government because of the psychoactive properties that it can potentially have. But times are changing, and so is the hemp industry.
Hemp can be spun into a fiber to make all different kinds of products, including:
- Food and beverages
- Skin products
- Automobile parts
- Animal feed
And this is just a small number among many other products that can be produced from hemp.
Top Transforming Trends for 2020
1. More Health Hemp Products
One thing is sure for the year 2020; that hemp health products will be on the rise. Here is a list of healthy products made from hemp that you are going to see more of.
- Massage oils
- Pet health products
- Bath bombs
And again this is just a starter list. There are so many different applications for hemp in lifestyle products and so many products that are newly emerging on the market.
2. CBD and Its Presence in the Medical Industry
Because there are such problems with illegal trafficking and overdose on prescription narcotics, it is sure to say that more doctors will be prescribing CBD as a remedy for illnesses like depression, joint pain, and other common illnesses. Although the full effects of hemp still haven’t been completely discovered, in 2020 you will see doctors shying away from narcotics handouts and getting hip with prescribing something a little less harmful and a little more helpful to their patients.
3. Legal Hemp Is In
Whether you like it or not, the legalization of Marijuana in all forms could come to pass worldwide. For example, most recently in the United States, there has been an overall trend of a legalization process for the plant. Yes, some problems come with legalization. However, this is good news for artisans and product manufacturers that love to make products from the material. We need to take into consideration logically that hemp is just a plant. To regulate hemp on the governmental side seems very silly when there are far worse problems in the world, not to mention the other sweet fact that hemp is a money maker.
4. More Hemp Food and Drink Products
Have you tried hemp soda? What about hemp chocolate? In the upcoming years, we are going to see a whole lot more food and beverage products that have hemp incorporated in some way. Any good thing you can think about eating you are going to be able to find more easily in the years following 2020. Some food and beverage items are for recreational use of marijuana whereas others will be used simply for the good flavor and perhaps the benefits of CBD, which doesn’t contain the psychoactive ingredient of THC. On the purest level, reaching into a bag full of toasted hemp seeds and popping them into your mouth is one of the tastiest and healthiest experiences you could have.
5. Hemp Farming in General
Hemp will continue to grow in agriculture because of the way it helps farmers get through the season with ease. With the advantage of multiple-uses, tobacco fields are constantly being changed for fields of hemp. The benefits of farming hemp are continuous; after the hemp is harvested it leaves the soil in pristine condition. This means that farmers can quickly harvest the hemp and be left with great conditions for growing crops other than hemp as well. Another great fact is that hemp plants naturally clean the soil from pollution by a process called phytoremediation.
6. Less Stress Over Making Good
In the past there has been a bit of stress that comes with growing hemp, manufacturing hemp products and putting them out on the market due to crime, problems with police who think hemp shipments are illegal marijuana operations, and the overall vibe of the hemp industry comes with a little edge. In the years following 2020, we are going to see a little bit more relaxed environment when it comes to governing of the hemp plant, and an over casual transition from the way things used to operate. This could also be attributed to the fact that the people of the world are slowly waking up to the fact that hemp is a good product economically, and that there is completely nothing wrong with farming hemp plants.
7. Fewer Cotton Products
Because there is an obvious rise in hemp products throughout the world, and because fashion also moves in trends we can pretty confidently say that there will be less cotton clothing and apparel in production over the decade of 2020. Say goodbye to cotton shirts and pants, and hello to slightly stiffer and possibly more comfortable hemp jeans and t-shirts.
8. Economical Growth Because of Hemp
Above all things and on the business level, statistics are saying that governments who have legalized hemp products are seeing a steady rise in economic levels, where the people are making a good living wage. This isn’t to say that with legalization comes problems as well such as crime and abuse, but maybe that’s why the process is going at a slightly slower rate instead of complete and utter legalization of marijuana all at once.
9. Hemp Biodiesel
Let’s be honest here and say that the diesel motor is among one of the most efficient means of transportation on the earth today. And to make matters even better, you can make diesel fuel from renewable resources like hemp. This takes the fossil fuel industry out of the market once we have the universal technology and infrastructure to make biofuels faster and easier. And looking ahead towards the future, it doesn’t seem logical to keep on drilling for fossil fuels when we have farmers to make the fuel–besides the fact that replacing farms with hemp will take away from other natural goods that we all love.
10. Importing and Exporting Hemp
We can conclude that hemp is on the rise worldwide. According to the OEC, here are some of the world’s top exporters and importers.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- United States
Hemp Products Involve More Than Just Production
Anyone who knows a person or establishment who sells hemp products knows that it is not just a simple process of production and management. There are actual passion and artistry involved in the making of hemp products that other processes don’t have. For one, it takes creativity to create products that have never been created before. This is true for a lot of the hemp products that are hitting the market today, and the most fascinating part is that hemp is one of the oldest known plants that has been spun into a fiber that is useful with a history of some 10,000 years under its leaves.
Focusing on the Good
So what can be learned about the likely hemp trends of 2020? Maybe the world is starting to go in the right direction. Or maybe it’s a matter of awakening. The whole world is waking up. Peace is happening, it may not be at a rate we are all happy with, but it is there. And hemp will also be there to help make it happen by providing the people with a fast-growing plant that has universal use. 2020 was never a greater time than to sit back and watch all of the new hemp trends that are about to happen. At the end of the day, there is a lot of bad that you can get caught up thinking about. So let’s focus on the good in all of this.
Thanks for reading "Trends That Will Transform The Hemp Industry Outlook in 2020", by the Linchpin Team in Chicago, Raleigh, and Wake Forest.