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The Harvest Moon

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

The closest full moon to the Autumn Equinox is termed 'the Harvest Moon' in the northern hemisphere.

Back in the day, before the time of electricity, the moon was used as the light for the farmers to extend their day. This day is the last day of the season which has the most light.

One very unique aspect of the Harvest Moon, which sets itself apart from all other full moons, is that the moon will rise exactly at sunset.

Normally, the moon will rise between 30 and 50 minutes after the sun has already set. This would give farmers an extended amount of light to complete their harvesting of crops.

From this day forward, the days will be even shorter and the nights even longer.

In the world of cannabis and hemp, this time of year is very important for the harvest. Farmers will be cutting and drying the cannabis, getting it ready to be trimmed and processed.

There are numerous festivals around the globe celebrating the harvesting of cannabis and now especially, we are celebrating the harvest of Hemp as it becomes more widely accepted.

We celebrate this plant and it's nourishment for our homes, textiles, medicines and salads. We celebrate with you on this harvest moon, and sincerely hope it has been a year of growth and prosperity for you and your families.

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