THC level in industrial hemp is less than 0.3%.
Historically, humans have been harvesting the hemp plant for around 5000 years. The hemp plant’s seeds, fibers, cannabidiol (CBD), and plant materials are typically used. Hemp seeds and fibers have also been used in various ways, most popularly as rope, for example. Recently, however, a whole new range of applications for hemp have been discovered. Research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids offer very real health benefits.
Until 2014 hemp was farmed predominantly in China where the hemp was genetically modified. This was considered unsafe for use in extracting CBD. This hemp also contained high levels of pesticides and heavy metals. In 2014 the Agriculture Act was changed to permit the cultivation of hemp in the United States. This has resulted in the explosion of the hemp and CBD industry.
Along with CBD, hemp also contains many other cannabinoids including THC, as well as other metabolites, such as terpenes and phenolic compounds.
THC level in industrial hemp plants is less than 0.3%. This occurs because these hemp strains have stronger fibers and higher seed production. Industrial hemp is not only used for CBD extraction but also to harvest the fiber and seeds.
The economic impact of these changes to the hemp industry has created numerous business opportunities, not only for retailers of CBD hemp flower but also for hemp biomass buyers and bulk hemp flower buyers.