Wellness is a habit of mind, body & spirit
Everyone has a personal definition of wellness.
Wellness is freedom from physical discomfort and enjoying a long, healthy life. Wellness can be knowing you have a strategy for dealing with stressful situations, or actually enjoying a healthier diet. Practicing mindfulness and spending time in nature are proven ways to enhance well-being, according to a 2018 study in Science Daily.
At Cultivate, promoting wellness is the source of all that we do. It’s a philosophy that drives the farmers nurturing the land on which our hemp crops are grown, as well as the laboratory technicians and manufacturing experts who develop our customized formulations.
What is wellness? Self-discovery begins right where you are today. Explore the Cultivate selection of phytocannabinoid rich (full spectrum) hemp extract products.
Full-spectrum hemp extract
Cultivate’s custom formulations are based on broad-spectrum hemp oil. This means that the oil contains a full range of the cannabinoids and compounds in the hemp plant. Compared to synthetic or isolated cannabinoids, the cannabinoids in full-spectrum hemp oil have been shown to be synergistic, able to work cooperatively with the body’s natural systems.
The phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oils used in our products are derived from organic hemp that is grown by farmers who share Cultivate’s commitment to responsibly sourced plants, supplying organic-certified hemp whenever possible. There is no tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) in our formulas. All of our cannabinoid products are chemically analyzed by third-party laboratories to ensure consistency.
The phytocompounds in our products are thought to promote wellness in the ways Mother Nature intended. Hemp seed oil also contains essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins, zinc, magnesium and beta carotene.
Hemp in the USA
Hemp has been cultivated in the United States since at least 1632. Farmers in the American colonies grew it for use in clothing, ships’ rigging and sails, books, maps, and shoes; hemp seed oil kept oil lamps burning.
By the late 1930s, domestically grown hemp was projected to become a $1 billion industry.
The ban against hemp cultivation in the U.S. dates back to 1937, with the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act. The prohibition made no effort to distinguish marijuana (psychoactive) from hemp, its non-psychoactive cousin. The law banned them both.
When growers continued to produce hemp anyway, the government added a transfer tax. That put an end to most hemp farming in the U.S. (except World War II when the US Government begged farmers to cultivate hemp for the war effort). This video produced by the Department of Agriculture in 1942 highlights the acknowledged utility of hemp.
In 2014, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014. It contained a section defining the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana. In states that legalized hemp cultivation, the law authorizes colleges and universities or state agriculture departments to conduct research or institute hemp production regulations.
With uneven state regulation and outdated laws, American farmers have not been able to meet the demand for hemp. In fact, U.S. manufacturers continue to import raw hemp from Canada, Europe, and China.
In December 2018, the United States Federal Government formally legalized the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp.