Hemp requires less water than cotton and many other agricultural crops. It can be grown with no pesticides and does not deplete the soil. Hemp is a non toxic alternative to plastic. Plastic does not belong in your pet's mouth but hemp does!
You can not get "high" from industrial hemp-- it does not contian enough THC. But.... we must buy from China and Hungary to get material for our toys. Why? Because the public is confused about the difference between industrial hemp and the hemp grown for smoking.
The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to represent the interests of the hemp industry and to encourage the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The HIA and HIA Members:
Educate the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products.
Facilitate the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
Maintain and defend the integrity of hemp products.
Advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.
Purrfectplay joined HIA in 2015. We would like to buy "local" and purchase our hemp material from a USA company/farmer. Learn more about hemp and see what you think. Visit their website for more information.