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 its rich harvest’s benefits. 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 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 of other products that can be produced from hemp.
Top Transforming Trends for 2023
1. More Health Hemp Products
One thing is sure for 2023, hemp health products will be on the rise. Here is a list of healthy products made from hemp that you will 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 2023, 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 who love making 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 will see many more food and beverage products with hemp incorporated. Any good thing you can think about eating you will be able to find more easily in the years following 2023. Some food and beverage items are for recreational use of marijuana. In contrast, 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 it helps farmers easily get through the season. With the advantage of multiple uses, tobacco fields are constantly being changed for hemp fields. 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. Another great fact is that hemp plants clean the soil from pollution through 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 and problems with police who think hemp shipments are illegal marijuana operations. The overall vibe of the hemp industry comes with a little edge. In the years following 2023, we will see a slightly more relaxed environment when it comes to governing the hemp plant and an over-the-casual transition from how 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 nothing wrong with farming hemp plants.
7. Fewer Cotton Products
Because there is an obvious rise in hemp products worldwide, and because fashion also moves in trends, we can confidently say that there will be less cotton clothing and apparel in production over the decade of 2023. Say goodbye to cotton shirts and pants, and hello to slightly stiffer and possibly more comfortable hemp jeans and t-shirts.
8. Economic Growth Because of Hemp
Above all things and on the business level, statistics say 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, such as crime and abuse. Still, maybe that’s why the process is going at a slightly slower rate instead of the 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 the most efficient means of transportation 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 drilling for fossil fuels when we have farmers to make the fuel–besides, 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, some of the world’s top exporters and importers are here.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- United States
Hemp Products Involve More Than Just Production
Anyone who knows a person or establishment selling hemp products knows that it is not just a simple production and management process. There is passion and artistry involved in making hemp products that other processes don’t have. For one, it takes creativity to create products that have never been created. This is true for many of the hemp products that are hitting the market today, and the fascinating part is that hemp is one of the oldest known plants that has been spun into a useful fiber 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 2023? 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 help make it happen by providing people with a fast-growing plant with universal use. At the end of the day, you can get caught up thinking about a lot of bad things. So let’s focus on the good in all of this.