Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO YOU GROW YOUR HEMP?
While Phytonyx found its beginnings in Southern Oregon, it has since spread from Northern California out to Kentucky, through Latin America and now into the EU. Phytonyx is growing Hemp worldwide and looking to expand into new markets all the time. We currently are unable to meet demand with our capacity, and are always looking for new partner farms to become part of our Phytonyx Community
WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL HEMP?
View an article by Oregon State University here: What is Industrial Hemp?
DOES HEMP GET YOU HIGH?
Smoking too much Hemp is more likely to give you a headache or make your lungs ache than it is to get you high. It is an industrial crop, more regularly cultivated for its durability or versatility rather than its THC or psychoactive compounds. While it is often cultivated for CBD or CBG profiles or extracts, these are not typically compounds that generate the ecstatic “high” like THC.
WHAT IS HEMP USED FOR?
Hemp is a full-spectrum benefit plant, which means that it is used in a variety of industries. Clothing, nutrition, petro-chemical substitutions and health/wellness are all part of the gift of this plant.
WILL HEMP MAKE ME FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Hemp is as likely to make you fail a drug test as eating a poppyseed muffin. While mass consumption could potentially create markers in urine or blood, the drastically low residual presence of THC is not nearly enough to be detectable in typical screenings. It is recommended, however, that you consult with your health professional for any bloodwork or other screening, and we cannot guarantee a negative result.
ARE HEMP & MARIJUANA THE SAME?
Hemp & Marijuana are both from the Cannabis Sativa family of plants. That being said, each strain is uniquely bred and cultivated to deliver different results. Industrial Hemp is traditionally cultivated either for its fiber (textile uses), its seed (nutrition), or possibly its CBD. Hemp serves no purpose as a recreational drug and is not grown for such purposes.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD – or Cannabidiol – is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, and is related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. CBD does not engage the same neurotransmitters as THC, and does not have the same psychoactive properties. Currently, therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. CBD binds to specific neurotransmitters and provides numerous health and wellness benefits.*
WHY WAS HEMP MADE ILLEGAL IN THE FIRST PLACE?
There are several theories as to why hemp was made illegal.
The fact remains that in 1906, states began labeling the Cannabis plant as poisonous. At that point in time, genetic testing did not exist, which made it nearly impossible to differentiate industrial Hemp from the more recreational marijuana. Through 1937, when the taxation on the plant made its production prohibitively expensive, it was increasingly propagandized as poisonous or as a “narcotic.” There are some that theorize that this was a conspiracy from petro-chemical and synthetic markets who had developed new technology for synthetic textiles and ropes, or alternatively from the Hearst publishing family who owned massive timber industries who served to benefit from eradicating the production of Hemp paper.
The fate of Hemp was sealed in 1970, with the inclusion of the plant in the “Controlled Substances Act” and it was immediately caught up in yet another huge propaganda campaign (through Reefer Madness and others). It was then used as a tool of the criminal justice system to incarcerate black Americans through systemic racism and the “Three Strikes” laws.
It is only through the 2014 Farm Bill that Hemp has been given back its rightful, legal place in United States agriculture, allowing the cultivation of a native crop that can boost our economy and provide opportunity and sustainable business for many of the farmers struggling under the weight of Big Ag.
SOIL, SEEDBED PREPARATION AND SEEDING FOR HEMP
View an article by Oregon State University here: Soil, Seedbed Preparation and Seeding for Hemp
* Phytonyx and its representatives are not licensed medical professionals and any comments in this website are opinion, not to be considered medical advice. Please consult with your own health professionals about any potential health or wellness benefits cannabis, CBD, or hemp can provide for you.