Hemp Will Become A Top 10 Product In 2019 – Whole Foods Predicts
The already popular hemp products will become a top-10 food trend in 2019 – as per the predictions of Whole Foods Market. In a recent press release, the company stated that it relied on their “seasoned trendspotters” – with more than 100 years of combined experience in customer preference, product sourcing, and by participating in food and wellness industry exhibitions worldwide – to compile the report on what to expect in 2019.
According to the experts at Whole Foods, you can expect to see hemp products flying off the shelves in 2019. In fact, hemp seeds and oils are nothing new to the food and body care lovers. They are included in everything from dried pasta to waffle mixes. But the new interest in the potential benefits of hemp products stems from the brands that are looking to explore the booming cannabis business.
Although CBD oil is still prohibited in dietary supplements, foods, and body care products under federal law, culinary experts, retailers, and consumers are not able to miss the craze for cannabis when visiting trade shows related to the food industry, food innovators conferences, and local farmers markets. On the other hand, there is a lot of confusion about the federal law with regards to hemp-derived CBD oil products.
The trend is not going to stop at CBD. In fact, the other phytocannabinoids that are present in cannabis are also becoming visible and prevalent. It is very clear that hemp-driven products are going mainstream and word of mouth is the main form of advertising for these products.
The products that the trend-spotters suggest include a wide variety of health supplements containing phytocannabinoids and a face cream that contains hemp stem cells as well as organic shelled hemp seeds.
Although cultivating hemp is not legal in the United States, there are exceptions for hemp research programs that are authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill. On the other hand, there is a possibility that the cultivation of hemp is going to be legalized by the end of the year. In fact, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – Senate Majority Leader- who introduced the provisions – stated that hemp legalization will be included in the final legislation.