Following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially called the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, everyone ranging from farmers and processors to distributors and investors has rejoiced. There’s finally a legal distinction between cannabis and industrial hemp, which allows all of the aforementioned industry participants to move forward without fear of prosecution.
Chris Martin, the owner of the recently-opened Hempful Farms Café at 1756 W. Bell Rd Road in Phoenix, Arizona, is just one of those entrepreneurs capitalizing on the nascent opportunities in the green rush. “We put almost a $100,000 in fixing this place up. I guess I see the future, and I see what this is going to turn into,” Chris Martin told ABC 15 Arizona.
What’s on the menu at Hempful Farms? In case you couldn’t guess, heart-healthy hemp-based foods.
The food offerings at Hempful Farms Café include hemp biscuits and gravy, all using everything from hemp flour to hemp oil and hemp seeds whenever possible. “[Hemp] is 50-percent higher in protein than whey and it’s more easily digested. Also the Omega 3 and 9 levels here are off the charts,” added Martin.
In addition to hemp-based foods, Hempful Farms Café also offers CBD products for humans and pets. As more entrepreneurs see the dollar signs surrounding the industrial hemp and CBD industries, we expect to see more establishments like Hempful Farms pop up.
Entrepreneurs eyeing the CBD space should be warned though, as outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently warned that federal regulations surrounding cannabidiol could take years.
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