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Frequently Asked Questions About Hemp

 

What's the difference between Industrial Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are forms of the Cannabis Sativa plant. The difference is that Hemp has been bred for centuries to be used in industrial applications and legally in the US must have a level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) below 0.3% to be considered Hemp. Whilst Marijuana, has been selectively bred to have an increased level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for recreational and medicinal psychoactive purposes. 

Is Industrial Hemp Legal?

Thirty-Three states have defined industrial hemp as distinct and removed barriers to its production. Fifteen states had hemp pilot programs or research in 2016. We operate in compliance with section 7606 of the 2014 Agriculture Act, aka the Federal ‘Farm Bill.’ This was the first federal measure to enable the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. It is separate and distinct from any and all other related bills and measures in which it is the only piece of federal legislation that removed hemp grown within a state run pilot program or in conjunction with an institution of higher education under the measure completely away from the definition of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) and completely defunded the DEA and other agency’s from interfering from the transport of related materials (2015/2016 Appropriations Act) and Quality Control (QC) measures. 

What are Cannabinoids?

A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals) and phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants). There are over 100 different cannabinoids found in industrial hemp, including CBD, CBC, CBG, THC, CBN, CBE, CBL and CBT.

What is cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid and one of the most abundant constituents of hemp. It is developed in the female flowers. CBD is safe to consume and is non-psychoactive. It has been long prized for its beneficial health effects without the side effects of prescription medications.

Will CBD make me feel "high?"

No. You will not experience a "high" feeling from ingesting CBD oil. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains extremely low levels, less than 0.3%, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana responsible for making a person feel high.

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?

CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests, though there remains a rare instance that the trace amounts of THC may be detected. All CBD products comply with all applicable regulations regarding minimal THC content, and full-spectrum hemp oil contains less than 0.3% of THC by volume, as required by law.