Frequently Asked Questions
Got a hemp or CBD related question? Our hemp farming and production experts have answered some of our most popular questions below;
Is hemp different than marijuana?
The short answer is yes, but that's debatable. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the Cannabis family. Hemp is cannabis that has a greater CBD:THC ratio, which is therefore non-psychoactive. Marijuana is cannabis that has a greater THC:CBD ratio, making the THC content psychoactive, or high-inducing. This difference is created by breeding practices, and is similar to the difference between a chihuahua and a rottweiler. Both are clearly canine and exhibit the characteristics of dogs, however there is a clear and measurable difference between the two.
A man wise before his years, Gatewood Galbraith, once said that hemp and marijuana are like Dennis Rodman and Danny DeVito. He said "Marijuana and hemp are both cannabis in the same sense that Danny DeVito and Dennis Rodman are both adult males. They share a lot with each other as far as adult males of the same species. They don't look a lot alike, but they're "bred" for different purposes. You wouldn't breed Dennis Rodman to act for you, and you wouldn't breed Danny DeVito to rebound for you!"
Is hemp legal?
Yes, hemp is legal in all 50 United States. If your Attorney General would like to debate us, just tell us when and where!
Are there different types of hemp?
We utilize 2 different types of crops. Our seed crop is planted from seed in rows and harvested for seed. The seed is then crushed, squeezed out to vegetable oil and the byproduct of that is the seed cake which goes into our hemp protein products.
The CBD crop is an Indica Sativa hybrid that is planted by hand from clones. This crop is raised exclusively for CBD.
For a more in depth discussion on the differences, check out our YouTube Channel and our Hemp 101 video here.
Can anyone grow hemp?
Anyone who is in a state that has a legal hemp program can apply to their Department of Agriculture for a license to grow hemp. In Kentucky, any farmer with a Schedule F Tax ID is a prime candidate to be approved for the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program. Farmers will need to have background checks and not have any felonies or misdemeanor drug charges. Anyone looking for more information on growing hemp in Kentucky should read the full set of regulations at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture website by clicking here.
Do your products contain THC?
It depends! Our seed products, root salve, lotions and other products do not contain any detectable amount of THC. We have had them tested using various testing methods available. However, our CBD drops do contain a trace amount of the cannabinoid THC. There's such a low amount that you would never get high from using it, and by federal law, all of our products must be below 0.3% THC. However, our CBD oil is a full spectrum extract, meaning that it contains all of the cannabinoids, essential oils, and flavors of cannabis. So even though there is only a miniscule amout of THC in the CBD drops, it is definitely there.
You won't need to worry about giving the drops to your pets, kids, or elderly family members though...these drops are suitable and perfect for anyone who wants the benefits of medical marijuana, but without the high.
IF YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A DRUG TEST AT WORK YOU SHOULD USE CAUTION. We suggest consulting with your employer or doctor to weigh all the options and discuss the benefits of using CBD daily. Many of our customers and supporters have openly discussed using CBD with their employer and have been granted permission to come to work focused, energized and on their A-game!
What's the difference between CBD oil and Seed Oil?
As the name suggests, seed oil is a vegetable oil that is derived from the seeds of the plant. This is an oil that is rich in Omegas and can be used as a replacement for flax oil, fish oil, or other high-omega fats. We obtain the seed oil by crushing the whole seed using a Cold-Press, which uses a mechanical screw to squeeze every drop of oil from the seeds. This is a similar method to cold-pressed coconut oil, sunflower oil, and other vegetable oils.
CBD oil is an altogether different animal in itself. Derived from the leaves of the plant, CBD oil is actually a resinous, gooey substance found within tiny hairs (or trichomes) on the surface of the plant. These trichomes are collected using a Supercritical CO2 extraction method that is safe and solvent-free.
What pesticides and herbicides are used?
No pesticides are herbicides are used on our hemp crop.
Can I order your products if I live outside of Kentucky?
Of course! We wouldn't be so excited to share our products nationally and internationally if the weren't federally protected by law. Because we participate in the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, we are allowed to research products, markets, pricing and cost estimates for farming, processing and marketing. However, that doesn't mean the battle for legal hemp is over! There is still much work to do to ensure that everyone has fair and equal access to grow, manufacture, or purchase their own hemp! If you're interested in helping, the first step is to email your U.S. Congress Critter and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 3530, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017.