So, I was reading a recent article by ProjectCBD.org by By Martin A. Lee & Zoe Sigman On May 22, 2019 .
It is a great article on 5 fallacies of hemp, we are talking about the industrial hemp plant that is used to make fiber, construction material, etc… I think it is important to understand these myths because people blindly purchase products because the producer says it’s great…but in reality they are not as effective or tranparent by putting the important information on the labels of the products that clearly tell the consumer how much of each cannabinoid is in the product. There is ALOT of misinformation out there and people that I know think that CBD oil is all the same….WRONG!! They still don’t know the difference between hemp derived CBD oil and a tincture made from the whole plant of a cannabis strain which contains so much more CBD than hemp. Here is one of the myths Martin Lee from ProjectCBD talks about…..please read this short article and please share it with your friends and family so they can be educated on the subject!
Fallicy #5 - Industrial hemp is a good source for extracting CBD oil.
The CBD molecule is exactly the same whether extracted from industrial hemp or other forms of cannabis. But the quality of the CBD products made from industrial hemp that’s grown for fiber or seed protein is typically inferior to the products made from CBD-rich “drug” plants that are grown specifically for medicinal oil extraction.
The quality of the CBD products made from industrial hemp is typically inferior to the products made from CBD-rich “drug” plants.
CBD is the most common cannabinoid present in industrial hemp, but the CBD levels top out at about 3.5% by dry weight – much less than the remarkable varieties of CBD-rich cannabs flower grown for medicine that can reach as high as 20% CBD by dry weight. Because industrial hemp produces relatively small amounts of CBD, a huge amount of hemp biomass is necessary to produce a significant quantity of CBD oil. (This equals more land and more waste!)
Such a large amount of plant material means there’s a greater likelihood that toxic contaminants will be concentrated in the CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp, which will suck up and absorb any pesticides or heavy metals present in the soil through a process known as “bioaccumulation.” This is excellent for cleaning up a toxic waste site, but not so good for medicinal oil extraction and production. Industrial hemp and its extracts usually aren’t subject to stringent (state-level) regulations governing pesticide and solvent residues, and these contaminants end up in CBD products manufactured by unscrupulous producers.
It’s noteworthy that the phrasing of the 2018 Farm Bill refers to “hemp” rather than “industrial hemp.” The decision to drop the word “industrial” from legislative parlance is a reflection of the primacy of CBD in the brave new world of legal hemp. Industrial hemp cultivated for fiber and seed isn’t CBD-rich. But new high-resin cannabis cultivars are becoming available that have been bred specifically to produce copious quantities of CBD with less than 0.3 percent THC, thereby satisfying the federal government’s absurd legal criteria for hemp.
I will post the other fallacies Martin Lee talks about in the following blogs….