Hemp Consultation Services
Industrial hemp refers to many types of Cannabis plants that contain low levels of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and can be used to make a variety of products including textiles, plastics, fuel and food. However, the Federal Controlled Substances Act categorizes any product that contains THC, including industrial hemp, as a Schedule I drug. With China currently the world’s number one producer of hemp, there is an opportunity to reclaim a lost American industry and widely used product by our forefathers – both Washington and Jefferson grew hemp and produced many of its valuable products that were staples in the early American colonies. Over 95% of the acres grown in 1999 in Canada were for hemp grain. Kim Shukla, executive director of the Canadian Hemp Trading Alliance, says production in this country is forecast to almost double by 2015.
Regulation and Licensing
The final 2014 Farm Bill agreement included a provision that would allow institutions of higher education and state departments of agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp. CCGI can show you which states currently have laws for hemp production as described by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Compliance and Application
CCGI will guide you through this complex process from application and compliance to harvest and final product development.