This is a hot topic among the hemp industry.
Do we raise the minuscule limits of the dreaded post harvest THC testing to 1%? Does that include THCa and THC? What about delta-8?
In my opinion, I am in the camp that believes that the slight elevation of the maximum allowed limits of total THC should be enacted, and that 1% is a great number.
This article raises some salient points, especially at the end. Farmers are the absolute LAST people that we need to turn into criminals. Many of the CBD genetics need to be harvested early to remain below the current 0.3% THC levels that are arbitrarily accepted by the industry and authorities.
In my search for top quality hemp flower for our Wellness Sacks, I regularly ran into CoA's that had total THC levels upwards of 0.8%. That meant that THC and THCa levels combined, after multiplying THCa by 0.87 to account for the decarboxylation process, was well over the 0.3% limit.
And even when trying those flowers, the psychoactivity was minimal at best.
Please write your state representatives and federal representatives ask kindly ask that the limits of total THC in our hemp crops be raised to 1%. We must be the change we want to see in this world.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Should the levels stay the same? Should they increase? I am super interested in your opinion. Write a comment below, and let's discuss!
Each year hemp farmers in the US legally plant seeds in the ground, tend plants all season, and cross their fingers that they won’t have to destroy the entire crop by harvest time. The 2018 Farm Bill opened up hemp cultivation in the US, allowing for more expansive hemp cultivation and for hemp-derived products to be sold and even transported across state lines. Biologically, hemp and cannabis are essentially the same type of plant, but grown for different purposes. Varieties called “cannabis” have traditionally been grown for the medicinal cannabinoids in the flowers of the plant, like THC and CBD; plants called “hemp” were typically grown for their stalks and leaves to make paper, textiles, and industrial goods. Hemp varieties also contain medicinal cannabinoids like THC and CBD, but very low levels. Today, a lot of farmers grow hemp for CBD. According to the Farm Bill , legally, the [...]