Hemp seeds not weed

Hemp vs Marijuana

First and foremost: Hemp is not marijuana. Marijuana is not hemp. This is one of the most important facts to KNOW AND SHARE because people are unaware that they are different. Oftentimes people believe that hemp is the male plant of marijuana. This is false.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis. But, hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis sativa species.

This confusion exists because marijuana was created by selectively breeding Indian hemp for Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC). THC is the major differentiating factor between hemp and marijuana.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp Marijuana
THC Concentration Low (Less than 0.3% THC by law) High (More than 0.3% THC by law; normally 5% to 30% THC)
CBD Concentration High Low
Psychoactive No Yes
Female Plant Role Produce seeds or flowers Produce seeds and flowers, but seeds not desired except for reproduction
Male Plant Role Strong fibers, pollinate plant for seeds. Removal desired when growing for CBD. Will pollinate female. Removal necessary.
Growing Strategy Outdoor row crop or greenhouse. Normally seeded, but cloning possible for CBD Normally indoor or greenhouse. Commonly cloned.
Products CBD extracts, health foods, cosmetics, composites, building materials, plastics, industrial oils, paper, textiles Leafy material, THC extract, CBD extract, other finished marijuana products (candy, drinks, etc)

Growing for Phytocannabinoids

The major similarity when growing hemp and marijuana is when growing for the cannabinoids. In hemp’s case, farmers grow for the CBD and other minor cannabinoids, but legally require less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC. As for marijuana, unless growing for a particular ratio of THC : CBD, growers want the highest concentrations of THC and CBD possible. Because these production schemes both desire high concentrations of cannabinoids found in the floral material; the current growing conditions are similar.

Just like a marijuana grower, a hemp farmer growing for high concentrations of CBD would want to remove the male plants from the field or facility before pollination. This allows for less seed and higher concentrations of phytocannabinoids in each plant. Under this growing condition, hemp grown for phytocannabinoids like CBD commonly resembles marijuana production patterns.

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Conversely, European growing conditions for CBD resemble fiber conditions and the crop is often dual harvested for fiber and CBD. This CBD is produced at lower concentrations in the tops of fiber varieties. This method creates a dual-purpose production system and resembles densely-packed hemp fiber production as opposed to bushy, flowering marijuana.

Regulatory Environment

In the regulatory realm, technically anything containing (even the minutest) concentrations of tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC) are regulated under the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Controlled Substance Act; however, the federal government allows states to create their own cannabis policies.

For this reason, certain states have passed legislation for recreational and/or medical marijuana as well as the legal production of industrial hemp. The 2014 Farm Bill protects hemp production for research purposes and pilot scales within universities and State departments of agriculture. This is a federal bill.

The 2015 and 2016 Omnibus Bills (Federal Spending Bill) also contain strategic language that prohibits the DEA from using federal dollars to block research, production and sales of both hemp and marijuana.

Marijuana’s raw materials and finished products can only be sold within its state of production. Conversely, hemp raw materials can be sold across state lines to individuals participating in their state’s Hemp Pilot Program, with approval from their State’s department of agriculture. In addition, hemp-derived finished products can be sold throughout the U.S.. In fact, you can find, compare and buy hemp-derived finished products in our Marketplace!

Seeds

When we set out to make a difference on the planet through Hemp we traced it back to the seed. Our hemp feminized seeds are high-grade medical strains which provide our growers and customers with high yield CBD/low-level THC, that is compliant with federal hemp regulations. Our genetic program provides multiple high concentration CBD hemp strains for both full-season flower and auto flower genetics with the quality and consistency you expect and trust.

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The Power Of Hemp

This medicinal plant inspired our business. As entrepreneurs, healers, farmers and simply as responsible citizens we see the power of this healing plant. Hemp has been cultivated in North America for over five hundred years. Historically the plant has been used primarily in textiles and foods, the passing of the Farm Bill in 2019 allows a wider range of uses and growing of this historic plant. Ventura Seed Company is dedicated to delivering an organic, high-quality product to market with a high CBD content which can be used in a variety of applications.

Hemp vs CBD vs THC

Hemp is a thriving crop that Ventura Seed Company grows legally and under USDA certified organic conditions in the states of California and New York. Hemp does not get you high, nor does CBD. High and recreational products are derived from Marijuana and its psychoactive compound, THC, which is not present in agricultural hemp. Hemp is related to Marijuana in that it comes from the same plant genus, Cannabis. Both plants look similar. Cannabis is a plant genus of which both marijuana and hemp fall under. Hemp refers to plants with a THC content of .3% or less. Our Hemp has THC levels which are virtually non-detectable. We do test via trusted third-party lab testing to ensure that is the case.

Ventura Seed Company’s Hemp is rich in CBD and we grow and cultivate it to make sure that is the case.

CBD is a known compound in the hemp flower. In the human body CBD is a helpful compound in that it acts in the human body as a regulator and supporter of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is what regulates stress and hormones in the body. There are few known supporters of this part of the human system in western medicine. Hemp CBD is one of them. It is often used to aid in sleep, minimize and counter the effects of stress. Ventura Seed Company offers a consistent, reliable and premium source of organic CBD.

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Quality and Care

We started our business with a commitment to grow premium quality, a consistent high CBD crop with the best impact on the earth, people and the environment.

We bring forward that commitment at each step of our farming and processing, from tending to the soil, propagating seeds to caring for the crops with organic and regenerative practices.

Certifications

Hemp is a thriving crop that Ventura Seed Company grows legally and under USDA certified organic conditions in the states of California and New York. Hemp does not get you high, nor does CBD. High and recreational products are derived from Marijuana and its psychoactive compound, THC, which is not present in agricultural hemp. Hemp is related to Marijuana in that it comes from the same plant genus, Cannabis. Both plants look similar. Cannabis is a plant genus of which both marijuana and hemp fall under. Hemp refers to plants with a THC content of .3% or less. Our Hemp has THC levels which are virtually non-detectable. We do test via trusted third-party lab testing to ensure that is the case.

Ventura Seed Company’s Hemp is rich in CBD and we grow and cultivate it to make sure that is the case.

CBD is a known compound in the hemp flower. In the human body CBD is a helpful compound in that it acts in the human body as a regulator and supporter of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is what regulates stress and hormones in the body. There are few known supporters of this part of the human system in western medicine. Hemp CBD is one of them. It is often used to aid in sleep, minimize and counter the effects of stress. Ventura Seed Company offers a consistent, reliable and premium source of organic CBD.

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