Commonly Asked Questions:
What is Hemp?
Hemp refers to varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. that contain negligible amounts (less than 0.3%) of the psychoactive compound known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While hemp comes from the same cannabis species as marijuana, they differ in their chemical makeup and uses. At HR Botanicals, we carefully cultivate all our plants and only represent products under our Source Botanica brand that are grown and processed to high standards.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the hemp plant that will not make you “high”. Hemp naturally produces CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid now being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons and applications. CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids discovered in the hemp plant (so far). Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has psychoactive properties. As tested by New York State, our plants do not go above the legal limit for THC of 0.3%
Are your products tested?
We grow all our plants using organic approaches, free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. We work closely with recognized third party laboratories to test our hemp and CBD throughout the production process, checking for potency and contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, mildew and mold.
What is the New York Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program?
State legislatures have taken action to establish licensed industrial hemp programs and promote hemp as an agricultural commodity in recent years. New York created its Pilot Program to allow institutions of higher learning, individuals, and business entities to apply for permits permitting domestic cultivation of hemp, as long as it meets certain criteria and guidelines. These include security measures, inspections by the state, submission of annual reports, and conducting research projects. HR Botanicals holds one of the early permits that New York State issued.
Are your products legal?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill changed federal policy regarding industrial hemp, including the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and the consideration of hemp as an agricultural product. The bill legalized hemp under certain restrictions and expanded the definition of industrial hemp from the last 2014 Farm Bill. The bill allows states and tribes to submit a plan and apply for primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp in the state or in their tribal territory. A plan must include certain requirements, such as keeping track of land, testing methods, and disposal of plants or products that exceed the allowed THC concentration.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
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