Main application fields of industrial cannabis
The downstream of industrial cannabis includes more than ten fields, such as textile, medical treatment, food, cosmetics, building materials, etc. Fiber and medical use are the main application directions of industrial cannabis at present. As a fiber, the roots and seeds of industrial hemp are the raw materials for paper-making, textile, non-toxic materials, polishing agents and lubricants.
Hemp fiber is one of the most durable natural fibers on the earth. The products made from hemp fiber have the characteristics of durability, tensile resistance, mold resistance, antibacterial, lightness and breathability. Fiber use is the main downstream application of cannabis industry in China. In 2017, 76% of China's industrial cannabis products were textile fibers. The global cannabis fiber industry is also developing rapidly.
The global (excluding China) hemp fiber output has increased steadily year by year since 2010. In 2017, the output of hemp fiber reached 55021 tons. As a medical use, CBD (cannabinoid) in the extract of industrial cannabis can be used to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and other diseases. The extracts of industrial cannabis can be divided into cannabinoids and non cannabinoids.
CBD belongs to cannabinoid family, which is the main chemical component in cannabis. It is extracted from female cannabis plants. It is a non addictive component in cannabis. It has anti spasmodic, anti anxiety, anti-inflammatory and other pharmacological effects. It can act on the treatment of a variety of difficult diseases, and can effectively eliminate the hallucinogenic effect of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on human body. It is called "anti drug compound". CBD has great potential for medical treatment, and the legalization has promoted the birth of a 10 billion legal cannabis market.
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