At Taunton Hemp Company…
We believe growing hemp is vital to a sustainable future and the UK’s farming industry.
We Grow Organic Hemp
Taunton Hemp Company is a West Country based licenced hemp farm and our aim is to sustainably provide the best quality hemp products, from fiber to seed and everything in between. With our experience in the farming industry, we know how important it is to grow and support British produce. This is now more important than ever!
Working with other UK based farms to create a thriving local industry. We believe that the hemp plant can play an integral role in the future of this country, the planet, and the people on it! Join the hemp revolution and start making a difference today.
From seed to shelf!
We can help farmers throughout all stages of the application to grow hemp in the UK. Our experience with licencing allows us to streamline the process for you.
We can provide knowledge and expertise on the hemp plant, crop management and organic farming, as well as access to farming machinery and other vital tools and tips.
We can give farmers a route to market by offering to process their seed and fibre into wholesale and retail ready products. As well as offering a waste management programme.
— Planting the seeds for a brighter future —
Who Is Taunton Hemp Company
Our team has been built around industry leaders in farming and cannabis cultivation. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and the knowledge we can provide to aspiring hemp farmers.
We have a 500 acre farm specialising in organic hemp farming, as well as strawberries, chillies and other arable crops. We are also working with local businesses to help them become carbon neutral and we have research projects with universities to provide more data on this amazing plant and its uses.
Director of Industrial Cannabis & Co-Founder
Director of Medical Cannabis & Co-Founder
Director of Operations & Director of Crop Management, Co-Founders
Head of Logistics & Licencing
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Hemp & CO2
ONE HECTARE OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP CAN ABSORB 15 TONNES OF CO2
With A Short Grow Cycle of 12 to 14 weeks
The Carbon Sequestered Is Locked In to Environmentally Friendly Construction Practices
Not Only Can We Capture Carbon With Hemp, We Can Also Improve Soil Quality And Longevity
Hemp Has Been Farmed For Thousands Of Years
Hemp has a rich history across the globe and has been used for thousands of years. This ancient plant is one of the oldest cultivated crops that we know of, dating as far back as 8000 B.C.
Here in the UK hemp cultivation dates back to 800 A.D but there is evidence of hemp rope and paper being used as early as 100 B.C.
In the 16th century, King Henry VIII made the cultivation of hemp compulsory by law. If a farmer had 60 acres of land they would have to set aside at least a ¼ acre for hemp or flax and they would face fines if they didn’t comply with the laws.
Hemp was used by the British Navy in construction of their ships, sails and other components so a there was a large demand for the crop. It also played a crucial role in WW1.
In 1970, the American government abolished the Marijuana Tax Act which was set up in 1937 and made the cultivation of all cannabis illegal due to their zero tolerance for THC (the psychoactive part of the plant).
It wasn’t until 1996 that hemp was trialled to be grown with undetectable amounts of THC (less than 0.003%). This led to the UK government changing the way it was regulated and licences to grow industrial hemp are now available to apply for.
Today, the hemp industry is growing and becoming an important part of our society with over 30,000 different uses and counting. Not only is this crop historical but it can also play a massive role in saving the planet.