FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is hemp different than marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of Cannabis. A flowering herb indigenous to many parts of the world. “Marijuana” is cultivated for high levels of THC, which is concentrated mostly in the flowers and trichomes of the plant. Industrial hemp is cultivated for its fiber, and has almost undetectable levels of THC and comparatively higher levels of CBD. Hemp has been grown and cultivated worldwide for thousands of years for industrial and medical purposes, making useful items like rope, clothing, sails, paper, and thousands of other products. Our hemp is considered Cannabis sativa L. and will not make you “high.”
Can you grow hemp in the United States?
Yes. Fifteen states—California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia—currently have laws to provide for hemp production as described by the Farm Bill stipulations. Nine of these states—California, Colorado, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia—sponsored hemp resolutions and have laws to promote the growth and marketing of industrial hemp. (ncls.org) The industrial hemp plant—although grown grown in the US since the 1930s—with the exception of a USDA field grown in 1994 in Imperial Valley, California, with current state policies, is now legal for growth.
While permits to grow hemp are technically available from the US government, and certain states have passed laws tentatively allowing hemp to be grown as an agricultural commodity with State Statutes, no permit to grow hemp has ever been issued by the DEA. The United States legally imports millions of dollars’ worth of hemp every year—with some estimates as high as $2 billion annually.
INDUSTRIAL HEMP MAKING HEADLINES & PROGRESS
Feds make first step towards hemp legalization
If you can’t grow hemp in the USA, how are hemp and hemp-based products legal?
Because the FDA considers hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids (like CBD) to be food-based products, no legal restrictions on their importation, production and consumption exist in the United States and in most of the industrialized world.
In July, 2013 the Congressional Research Service compiled an excellent report on industrial hemp called, “Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity.”
Is Our Hemp Organic?
Our hemp is non-GMO, and is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Unfortunately, there isn’t an organic certification process in place for hemp, but we are hopeful that within the next year there will be. Stay tuned!
About our Hemp
Our parent company has developed unique hemp cultivars that are grown for their elevated cannabidiol (CBD) content. Our special high-CBD hemp cultivars are sustainably grown and harvested in select microclimates on generational farms in hemp-friendly countries.
Once harvested, our hemp is carefully processed and undergoes multiple rounds of testing for purity. The resulting standardized, premium quality, ultra-concentrated CBD-rich hemp oil is what makes RSHOTM the choice for high-CBD cannabis oil.
Traditional hemp agriculture continues today. Our commitment to the environment is one of the cornerstones of our mission to bring hemp CBD to the world. We believe in sustainable agriculture, and supporting small, generational farmers who want to grow non-GMO crops like their ancestors did.
Sustainability — more than just a buzzword. Our farmers grow our hemp in such a way that there is no need for herbicides or toxic fertilizers, and very little need for the water waste from the kind of irrigation you might see on factory farms. Hemp is naturally resistant to pests, and can be easily cultivated without pesticides. When it comes to large-scale agriculture that’s actually beneficial for the environment, hemp fits the bill.
About Paradise Candy Company
Our passion has become our business. Established in 2007, in San Diego, California Paradise Candy Company, founded its principles and values on creating consistently high quality THC infused edibles. Natural health and wellness based solutions allow us to better serve the patients in our communities and empower the general public through education and promotion of the benefits of medical marijuana.
Creating medicinal rancher style candies, pops, and caramels has given patients a natural, safe and effective way to support treatment of chronic pain, illness or other medical conditions. Our edibles are made in small batches to assure quality, potency and consistency.
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