Beyond CBD: Other Things To Look For In A Hemp Store

Since the Farm Bill was passed in 2018, allowing for the cultivation of hemp and the sale of CBD, hemp stores have popped up across the nation. CBD products are what pull a lot of people into these stores. And indeed, CBD is quite useful and beneficial. However, besides CBD, there are some other really interesting hemp products you should be on the lookout for in your local hemp store.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are widely available, but many people assume they would only buy these seeds if they wanted to grow their own hemp. Actually, though, hemp seeds are a beneficial food product. They're a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. You can add them to smoothies, stir them into yogurt, sprinkle them on oatmeal, and use them in any other way you might use chia or flax seeds.

Hemp Tea

Hemp leaves are sometimes sold in tea bags or as a loose-leaf tea that you can brew at home. One benefit of hemp leaf tea is that it is a source of CBD. However, it also contains a lot of other helpful antioxidants and phytonutrients. It can be a good choice for those who want to get away from drinking black or green tea due to the caffeine content. Its flavor is surprisingly similar to that of real tea.

Hemp Milk

Move over, almond milk. There's a new milk in town! Hemp milk is made from soaking hemp seeds in water, and it is a great substitute for dairy milk. It's popular with vegans and vegetarians, and also with those who do not tolerate lactose well. Hemp milk is a good source of healthy fatty acids.

Hemp Straws

If you'd like to do your part to save the planet and reduce your use of plastic, then look for some hemp straws. They're biodegradable, and they tend to be a lot sturdier than paper straws. Some hemp stores even sell disposable hemp silverware.

Hemp Sandals

Some stores may carry even more intricate hemp shoes, but hemp sandals seem to be the most widely available. They're comfortable, water-resistant, and eco-friendly. When you are done with them, they will break down naturally like any other plant material.

Hemp stores carry some really interesting products. The next time you find yourself in one of these stores, make sure you venture past the CBD aisle and take a look at the other items.