Essential oil cultivars vs. Industrial Hemp
The term “industrial hemp” is somewhat redundant, as it can be applied to any C. sativa plants. Many varieties can be raised to express specific chemical profiles for specific uses. Essential oil cultivars are bred and grown for their essential oils (cannabinoids and terpenes), while textile cultivars are selected for fiber (used in rope, paper, and clothing) or hempseed oil (for cooking, lamps, paint production, etc.). Straight Hemp is proud to use only premium essential oil cultivars for our products.
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have higher levels of non-THC cannabinoids and terpenes in their flowers and leaves. Wide spacing promotes dense foliage and proper aeration. The essential oil gives hemp its aroma, taste, and potency. We only use essential oil cultivars simply because they’re better.
|...commonly referred to as "industrial hemp," are often grown close together for taller stalks, more fiber, and fewer leaves. The industrial fiber and seed cultivars produce nowhere near as much or as many therapeutic compounds as essential oil cultivars.|