This past Saturday was Earth Day. All around the world, people celebrated our planet throughout the weekend with awareness events, clean-up days, and more to ensure that the big blue ball we call home is viable for generations to come.
To celebrate Earth Day this year, Medical Marijuana, Inc. and our portfolio company HempMeds® attended the San Diego EarthFair as major sponsors.
With over 60,000 estimated attendees this year, the 28th Annual EarthFair drew crowds of all ages to Balboa Park to learn, play, and participate in a wide range of activities centered on a healthier, more sustainable world.
A new addition to this year’s EarthFair was the Canna Village. Made up of over 40 booths, this section of the event was dedicated to all things cannabis, including medical marijuana dispensaries, cannabis brands, and manufacturers of retail hemp products, like HempMeds®.
Hemp is a renewable resource that can be used to produce nutritional supplements, food, and thousands of products. The plant’s chemical and nutritional make-up and its environmentally friendly properties allow it to serve as a means of healing for both the planet and us.
At the HempMeds® booth, EarthFair attendees learned about the benefits of hemp and hemp oil products, were able to try HempMeds® products firsthand, and could purchase CBD supplements to take home with them that day.
Hemp is an excellent source of nutrition, containing protein, healthy fats, and nutrients, as well as cannabinoids that promote homeostasis and balance within the body’s systems. For this reason, hemp oil has become popular as a dietary supplement.
However, hemp is also important to the earth’s sustainability. Hemp efficiently absorbs atmospheric CO2 to help combat climate change. Because it can be used to create paper pulp, hemp protects forests from unnecessary destruction. Its fiber can also be used for cordage or cloth. Finally, since it can be used to make bioplastics and biofuel, hemp is an earth-friendly way to remove our reliance on fossil fuels.