Foods Predicts Hemp Will Be a Merchandise for 2019

Whole Foods Predicts Hemp Will Be a Top 10 Merchandise for 2019

The gurus in Whole Foods Market have spoken: hemp products, already incredibly popular, is going to be a top 10 food trend in 2019.

In a press release, the organization said it relied on “seasoned trend-spotters” who have “more than 100 years of combined experience in product sourcing, analyzing consumer tastes and participating in food and wellness industry exhibitions worldwide,” to market its new report about what to expect in the upcoming year.

So what will be flying off the shelves in 2019? According to the experts, lots and lots of hemp.

“Hemp hearts, seeds and oils are nothing new to food and body care lovers — they’re in everything from waffle mix to dried pastas,” the company wrote. “But a new interest in the potential benefits stemming from other parts of hemp plants has many brands seeking to explore the cannabis biz that is booming.

“While CBD oil remains technically taboo, (prohibited in food, body care, and dietary supplements under national law), retailers, culinary specialists and customers can’t miss the cannabis trend when seeing food industry trade shows, food innovators conferences or even local farmers markets.

(For the record, there’s a lot of confusion and debate about the national legality of hemp-derived CBD oil, which you can read more about from a law firm’s opinion on the matter.)

The trend won’t stop in CBD, either. Apparently phytocannabinoids, those compounds that are found in cannabis but also in plants, are “becoming prevalent and more visible.

“It’s clear that hemp-derived goods are going mainstream, if not by broad distribution, then by word of mouth!

Hemp products the trend-spotters recommended include a line of health supplements containing phytocannabinoids, a face cream comprising hemp stem cells and organic shelled hemp seeds.

While cultivating marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin is now prohibited in the U.S. out of exceptions for state-approved hemp research programs authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill, there’s a solid probability that industrial hemp will be widely legalized — possibly by the end of 2018 — once the House and Senate reconcile their versions of a new Farm Bill and put it on the president’s desk.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who introduced the provision, issued a “guarantee” in early November 2018 that hemp legalization will be included in the final legislation.

That will provide the hemp industry an even greater increase going into 2019.

This guide has been republished from Marijuana Moment under a content syndication agreement. Read the original article here.

Released at Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:00:20 +0000

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