Questions and Answers
Hemp vs Cannabis:
Simply stated, hemp and cannabis are the same plants coming from the genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. The industrial hemp varieties we utilize are genetically distinct from their THC dominant Cannabis Sativa cousins by focusing on plants that are compliant* with the 2018 farm bill as plants that produce less than .03% of THC*.
1) Hemp has uses beyond the medical application. Some varieties are designed to support products as diverse as food, fiber, paper, building materials such as boards, beams and bricks, and plastic alternatives.
2) While Cannabis has been used medicinally across the globe it has also been used spiritually and recreationally for thousands of years. Given the spectrum of uses (sometimes many at the same time) the accepted overall definition of use is therapeutic.
Since 2010, we have always followed and at times exceeded local, state, federal and international supplement, drug and food safety standards. This includes closely following established regulations and protocols governing and defining the standards in this newly emerging industry while referencing established safety studies. These include:
1) The U.S.A. Farm Bill: * The legal definition of “industrial hemp” in the United States per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014/08 is defined as: “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
2) Safety Reference Study: An Assessment of the Genotoxicity and Subchronic Toxicity of
a Supercritical Fluid Extract of the Aerial Parts of Hemp