Straight Hemp is exclusively a hemp company.
Hemp vs Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are different. While both plants are members of the same plant family (Cannabis sativa), they possess different chemical profiles and have distinct uses.
While both produce cannabinoids and terpenes, the relative quantities of each are different. Hemp-based products have far less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the compound that gives recreational weed users a "high”—than a marijuana-based product.
Plants with THC levels below 0.3% by weight are classified as hemp; plants with THC levels above 0.3% are classified as marijuana. Straight Hemp only produces and sells CBD from hemp products.
We are not in the marijuana business.
Some hemp varieties—such as our own—are bred and grown for their essential oils (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc.). We call these essential oil cultivars. Other hemp varieties are selected for fiber (used in rope, paper, & clothing), or to produce hempseed oil (for cooking, lamps, paint production, etc.)
|ESSENTIAL OIL CULTIVARS||INDUSTRIAL HEMP|
Essential oil and horticultural cultivars contain higher levels of non-THC cannabinoids and terpenes in their flowers and leaves. The essential oil gives hemp its aroma, taste, and potency.
We only use essential oil cultivars, simply because they’re better.
|Industrial hemp (or textile cultivars) is not the same as essential oil hemp, as the industrial fiber and seed cultivars produce nowhere near as much or as many therapeutic compounds as essential oil cultivars. We consider industrial hemp an inadequate source of terpenes and other well-being qualities that are associated with oil cultivars.|