Industrial hemp is back on the rise and Southwest Patient Group is showcasing the possibilities with the hemp nursery. Constructed out of hemp hurd, the kiosk is made from the soft inner core of the hemp plant stem. Consisting of “woody” hemp stalk broken into small pieces, hemp hurd is highly absorbent and rich in cellulose (organic compound) in addition to being a great thermal property. Hemp hurd is used around the world for alternative green buildings, hemp concrete and other eco-friendly and tree-free products.
The Southwest Patient Group hemp nursery was constructed by Heaven Grown, Stephen Clarke and Sergiy Kovalenkov from Hempire. This dynamic new fixture now contains the latest Midnight Farms cannabis clones, seeds, and nutrients available at Southwest Patient Group.
Now, with legal cannabis going into effect in January, the future is looking bright for California’s industrial hemp. Section 9 of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA, Prop 64) allows for production, processing of industrial hemp. In addition, in 2014, the Federal Farm Bill established industrial hemp cultivation pilot programs to research the agriculture, economic and environmental impact of hemp cultivation.
We encourage everyone to visit Southwest Patient Group for a first glance look at the hemp nursery and be sure to pick up a few clones or seeds to get your next harvest blooming.