History of Hemp
Hemp is one of the oldest plants farmed and domesticated in human history. Hemp or Cannabis Sativa has been selectively bred for 1000s of years for its superior height, fiber, and tensile strength. Hemp has only trace amounts of THC (TetraHydraCannabinol) when compared to Cannabis making it ideal as a industrial crop using only 1/3 the water as cotton. Hemp's viability as a major commodity being increasingly recognized across the nation. It is a maritime fact that the U.S. Government commissioned many farmers and cultivators to grow industrial hemp during war time for many military applications in particular for the Navy and Army. Many other countries are completely dependent on their hemp cultivation and industrial applications and it was until only recently that the United States imported all their hemp products. Setting the nation far behind when it comes to benefits of hemp's many applications. Colorado is rapidly becoming the nation's leading source of high quality hemp and hemp fiber. The complete capabilities of this miraculous plant as still yet being discovered. While the medical benefits of hemp and cannabis have yet to be substantiated, and it is always recommended that you consult a physician before beginning any medical regiment, early studies show that our forefathers were not mistaken in prizing this plant as a strong herbal medicine. Many studies show benefits for some of today's most troubling affliction including everything from anxiety and PTSD to Seizure Disorder and Cancer.
You can our products to meet the most stringent purity standards and excelling the minimum FDA and Laboratory Standards. Testing with trace amounts of THC at less than the legal restriction of 0.3%. With today's extraction technologies we can now offer pure, quality CBD isolate without the inconsistent of the past. As the medical community continues to study this remarkable plant we can expect many more applications for this rediscovered medicine.
What's the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana
An Excerpt from an Article By Dr.Mercola
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa, but there are noted differences between the two plants. They both contain cannabidiol (CBD), which has medicinal properties. The amount of CBD however, differs greatly between the two.
Dosing, therefore, is dramatically different when you to try to use hemp in lieu of cannabis for medicinal purposes, as the latter, cannabis, is up to 100-fold more potent.
Another difference that appears to matter in terms of its usefulness as medicine relates to differing terpene profiles. Hemp contains very little of these valuable medicinal compounds.
Lastly, there's the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana; it's the molecule that makes you feel "stoned." (While cannabidiol (CBD) also has certain psychoactive properties.
It does NOT produce a high.) By legal definition, hemp cannot have more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in it. So to summarize:
- Hemp has less value for medicinal uses, as it only contains about 4 percent CBD and lacks many of the medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.
- It also contains less than 0.3 percent THC, which means it cannot produce a high or get you stoned. While hemp may not have the same medicinal uses as marijuana, it does have excellent nutritional value that may boost health.
- Marijuana can act as a potent medicine courtesy of high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of CBD, critical levels of medicinal terpenes, and flavonoids, as well as THC in varying ratios for various diseases. The higher the THC, the more pronounced its psychoactive effects.
Genetic Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana Uncovered
If there were still any question over whether or not hemp and marijuana are two different plants, it should be put to rest with the publication of a new study that shows the genetic difference between hemp and marijuana.5
Researchers from the University of Minnesota's (U of M) College of Biological Sciences and College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences belong to one of the few groups of US scientists that have been granted federal clearance to study cannabis.
After more than 12 years of research, the team found a single gene that is responsible for the genetic differences between hemp and marijuana. As noted by Medical Daily:6
"While hemp produces a non-euphoric cannabidiol (CBD) with approximately 0.3 to 1.5 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration, marijuana is packed with between five to 10 percent (or even higher) psychoactive THC concentration."
The researchers believe they have "indisputable evidence" that hemp and marijuana should be regarded as separate plants.
Nearly half of US states now separate hemp from marijuana. George Weiblen, a professor with a joint appointment in the U of M's College of Biological Sciences and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, said:7
"It's a plant of major economic importance that is very poorly understood scientifically… With this study, we have indisputable evidence for a genetic basis of differences among cannabis varieties, further challenging the position that all cannabis should be regulated as a drug."