Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Hemp
Q: Is industrial hemp the same as marijuana?
A: No, though they are both Cannabis sativa L., Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low- Delta 9 THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug.
Q: What is the difference between hemp (industrial hemp) and marijuana?
A: Both hemp and marijuana are Cannabis sativa. However, in simple words, hemp is bred for CBD, grain and/or fiber production, whereas marijuana is bred for the Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) production.
Q: What are the uses for hemp?
A: There are 4 parts of the hemp plant commonly used. The seeds can be consumed raw, ground into a meal, renedred for oil. It's typically used as a dietary supplement. The bast (fiber) can be used to produce a wide range of items including, paper, clothing, and consturction materials. The shiv (hurd) of the plant can be used in cememt, insulation, and paper. It can even be formed into a biodegradable plastic. Lastly, the flower. Bred to contain high levels of CBD and CBG the hemp flower can be used to create smokable, edible, topical products intended for all kinds of uses.
Q: Do Delta 8 products contain Delta 9 THC?
A: While it's uncommon, some products may contain Delta 9 THC. However, it can only contain up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC to be legal according to Federal Law. Terms such as "full-spectrum" indicate the presence of THC, whereas terms including, "broad-spectrum" or "CBD isolate" indicate that THC has been removed. It's important to note that Delta 8 metabolizes into the same metabolites that drug tests look for. It is not recommended that you take Delta 8 if you might be tested in the near future.
Q: Is hemp legal?
A: Yes possessing hemp is legal. To legally grow hemp, you'll ned to reach out to your state and follow it's regulations.
Q: How long does it take to grow hemp?
A: Hemp plants grow quickly, with long, lanky stalks and deep tap roots. Different varieties of hemp may produce a varying quantity seeds or fiber, and they may also differ in oil composition. Hemp is typically ready to harvest in four months.
Q: Where can I learn more?
A: If you have more questions, please check our backlog of blog posts. If you're digging deeper, we would recommend looking at a nearby state university with an agriculture department. Probably one of the best resources for hemp related information in your community.
To learn more about industrial hemp, take a look at some of our previous blog posts, here.