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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Why do we grow our hemp on family farms? ” title=”Why do we grow our hemp on family farms? ” open=”on”] Our commitment to the environment is one of the cornerstones of our mission to bring Hemp CBD Oil to the world. We believe in sustainable agriculture, and supporting small farmers who want to grow non-GMO crops without chemicals. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Is our hemp grown sustainably? ” title=”Is our hemp grown sustainably? ” open=”off”] We wouldn’t have it any other way. Hemp is naturally resistant to most pests. Our farmers grow our hemp in such a way that there is no need for herbicides or toxic fertilizers, and very little need for the water waste from the kind of irrigation you might see on factory farms. Click here to learn how hemp is traditionally grown. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Is our hemp organic?” title=”Is our hemp organic?” open=”off”] Our hemp is non-GMO, and is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Unfortunately, there isn’t an organic certification process in place for hemp, but we are hopeful that within the next year there will be. Stay tuned! [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Can you grow hemp in the United States? ” title=”Can you grow hemp in the United States? ” open=”off”]

No. The industrial hemp plant—although it contains little, if any, THC—has fallen victim to its close resemblance to marijuana. Other than a brief period of time during World War II (see: Hemp for Victory), hemp has not been grown in the US since the 1930s—with the exception of a USDA field grown in 1994 in Imperial Valley, California. This USDA-grown field was the product of the hard work of Christopher Boucher.

While permits to grow hemp are technically available from the US government, and certain states have passed laws allowing hemp to be grown as an agricultural commodity in those states, no permit to grow hemp has ever been issued by the DEA. The United States legally imports millions of dollars worth of hemp every year—with some estimates as high as $2 billion annually.

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Because the government considers hemp distinct from marijuana. Hemp finished products (like hemp textiles and hemp oil) have been permitted as imports to the United States for many years.

Our country’s Founding Fathers would likely be appalled to learn that the US government banned the cultivation of industrial hemp in America. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were all hemp farmers. It was even once mandated that hemp be grown, and one could even pay taxes with hemp.

In July, 2013 the Congressional Research Service compiled an excellent report on industrial hemp called, “Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity.” Click here to read it [PDF].

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Most workplace drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents.  However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing, we recommend (as does the United States Military) that you DO-NOT ingest our products, and consult with your healthcare, drug screening\testing company or employer.

For more information please click on the following links:

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/467001/air-force-reminds-airmen-to-avoid-hemp-seed-products.aspx

http://www.army.mil/article/146680/Army_regs_prohibit_eating_popular_health_bar_Hemp_seeds_source_of_protein__banned_by_DA/

https://www.votehemp.com/PDF/Evaluating_the_Impact_of_Hemp_Food_Consumption_on_Workplace_Drug_Tests.pdf

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Many people use the terms “industrial hemp” or “commercial hemp” so it is clear that they are not referring to the “marijuana” variety of cannabis (since “hemp” is sometimes used as a slang term or marijuana). In very basic terms, marijuana is cultivated explicitly for drug production, whereas hemp is grown for fiber, seed and oil. Here is how the two plants differ.

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Seed

Although they are both of the complex cannabis genus, the differences between marijuana and hemp are many, and start with the seeds: Marijuana strains have been bred to have elevated THC and low CBD hemp oil, whereas hemp is bred to be just the opposite.

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Cultivation

The ways in which marijuana and hemp are cultivated vary greatly as well. Cannabis is a dioecious herb; marijuana growers will remove the male plants from the “grow” area, carefully cultivating only female plants for their flowers. These female plants are generally grown to be “bushy” to promote an abundance of flowers, which are what are harvested for marijuana.

Hemp agriculture is quite different. Male and female plants are grown very close together, and branching is discouraged, resulting in tall, thin plants more suitable for fiber, and allowing for easier wind pollination, which is what is needed to ultimately produce hemp seeds.

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Federal Definition

Finally, the federal government considers some parts of cannabis sativa L. “marihuana” (most obviously, the flowers of the plant) and excludes other parts from that definition (like the mature stalks, fiber, sterilized seeds and anything produced from those parts), which are generally called “hemp,” “industrial hemp” or “commercial hemp.” These distinctions between marijuana and hemp are why hemp milk, hemp protein, hemp oil, hemp seeds, and other consumer products made from hemp are freely available for purchase throughout the United States. We as a nation import over half a billion dollars of hemp products annually thanks to this important distinction.

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