What is hemp?

Hemp is a type of Cannabis sativa that is legally defined in the USA as having below 0.3% THC. This includes plant types that have been selectively bred for fiber and seed production, but also types that have been bred for high CBD production. Boulder Hemp cultivates and actively breeds a wide variety of hemp genetics, allowing us to select only the best lineages, which show innate resistance to pests, and yield the finest CBD oils. 

 

Hemp oil vs CBD OIL vs Cannabis oil?

Keep in mind that hemp seeds also produce a nutritious oil that is sold in many stores as "hemp oil", but do not contain CBD. "CBD oil" is extracted from un-pollenated flowers that do not contain seeds. "Cannabis oil" is a non-informative term since hemp, as well as marijuana plants, are both members of the Cannabis sativa species. The differentiator between hemp and marijuana is THC content, with hemp being defined by the Farm Bill (section 7606) of 2014 as:

"The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis"

A top producing Boulder Hemp cut--not all hemp is tall and lanky.

A top producing Boulder Hemp cut--not all hemp is tall and lanky.