Mission

California Hemp Agricultural Research, LLC., as curator of hempagresearch.org, is dedicated to research and innovation in cultivation, manufacturing and biomass processing to pave the way for an environmentally sustainable Industrial Hemp boom.

In California The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act (Senate Bill 566, Chapter 398, Statutes of 2013) was signed into law to authorize the commercial production of industrial hemp in California. The Act became effective on January 1, 2017, due to a provision in the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64, November 2016).

President Trump signing the 2018 Farm Bill inclusive of the hemp sections will create a rapid expansion of Hemp on the global market.

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The Commercialization of Hemp, CBD and Hemp related products has caused an explosive growth in the demand for hemp across multiple industries such as clothing, textiles, paper, food, plastics, insulation, fuel, cosmetic and pharmaceutical.   Repurposing of farmland worldwide has exploded to meet the demand for raw materials and medicinal products like CBD and other Hemp-Derived compounds.

Health

Efficiently cultivating, harvesting, isolating and extracting the purest medicinal compounds from the Hemp plant, is crucial for food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as they strive to become the low cost producer of CBD and other compounds. 

CHAR’s goal is to research, innovate and perfect the methodologies that provide the soil and the plant the most nutrients, potency and medicinal effectiveness for the final products.  CHAR’s current projects include studies for using CBD as a treatment of Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, pain management and is working closely with the other organizations to fully understand the potential scope and use of cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, CBN, THCV an others.

Environment

Hemp’s extraordinary effect on cleaning the earth combined with CHAR’s five years of research and unique methodology for creating clean, nutrient-rich soil puts CHAR in a unique position to improve the land and water quality of their cultivation centers. 

CHAR’s goals are twofold: identify the positive effects Hemp brings to the market and study and innovate industry-best practices which promote conservation and not only protects, but improves the environment and paves the way for a sustainable Industrial hemp boom.  This includes, creating healthy soils, water conservation, energy efficiencies, drying, biomass use for green energy initiatives and treatment of manufacturing waste to protect the environment and conserve energy. 

CHAR’s goal is to provide the hemp industry, governing bodies and California’s municipalities the blueprint for a sustainable Industrial Hemp boom.  Innovations resulting from CHAR’s research shall be shared freely with other California agricultural producers.

Manufacturing

CBD and other compounds derived from the hemp plant are the cornerstones of hemp’s adoption worldwide.  Using current and new, cutting-edge methodologies, the goal of CHAR’s research is to maximize the yield while minimizing the time to create CBD in usable form factors.  

To further protect the environment and the end-user of hemp products, CHAR continues to develop unique remediation processes for heavy metals, pesticides, molds and micro-organisms.  

Paving the way to benchmark environmental conservation standards, CHAR’s research will focus on creating scalable, adoptable process methodologies and green energy post-manufacturing waste uses.

Progress

CHAR’s commitment to discovering and perfecting the best possible scalable and sustainable methodologies for growing and manufacturing hemp and hemp products, will enable California to become an industry leader in an explosive multi-billion dollar emerging industry.  

While creating a repository for knowledge, research and scientific innovation in the field of hemp, CHAR’s research will provide hundreds of jobs, tax dollars, environmental conservation and green energy to the California communities hosting CHAR’s projects while giving California the opportunity to be a domestic leader in the industry for decades to come.

Genetics

We are working with a high CBD producing phenotype of the hemp plant known as BoAx.  The plant offers 16% to 18% CBD yields by dry weight when cultivated appropriately.  BoAx seed for sale while supplies are available.

Our Research

Agricultural Research goals include: 

  • Establish soil and water conservation methodologies
  • Develop harvesting methodologies

Research goals will pave the way for commercialization of hemp, its extracts and derivatives in the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Nutrition
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics and Beauty

How Can Hemp Help You?

Hemp Agricultural Research organization is dedicated to people who want to find out if hemp can improve their quality of life.

To know if hemp will work for you or people you care about, often times, you must wade through scientific literature that is ladened with references and language that is industry specific or otherwise difficult to understand.  A lot of time and effort can be expended to become proficient to where much of the literature becomes meaningful.

Hemp Agricultural Research aims to digest scientific and medical literature so that it can be more easily understood by people who are really only interested in finding out about whether hemp is right for them.

Challenges of Revitalizing Hemp

For states which define hemp (< 0.3% THC) as distinct from marijuana, the USA Agriculture Act of 2014 which is found under US Law at 7 USC §5940 et seq allows departments of agriculture or universities to cultivate hemp as part of a research pilot program. As of 2017, at least 39 US universities and dozens of researchers have begun studying hemp, yet guidance on top research priorities are lacking.

Industrial Hemp in North America: Production, Politics and Potential

Most of the Western World banned the cultivation of Cannabis sativa in the early 20th century because biotypes high in ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the principal intoxicant cannabinoid) are the source of marijuana. Nevertheless, since 1990, dozens of countries have authorized the licensed growth and processing of “industrial hemp” (cultivars with quite low levels of THC).

Conditions

Scientific research has shown CBD may be therapeutic for many conditions. In compiling a list of conditions that CBD may help, we examined hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Any relevant reports that have been included in the areas below have been culled primarily from PubMed, an online service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cannabis Terpenes and Their Effects

Around 200 terpenes have been found in cannabis, but only a few of these odiferous oily substances appear in amounts substantial enough to be noteworthy, or nose worthy, as it were. Among them are monoterpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes, which are characterized by the number of repeating units of a 5-carbon molecule called isoprene, the structural hallmark of all terpenoid compounds. The terpenes in marijuana have given the plant an enduring, evolutionary advantage. Pungent terpenoid oils repel insects and animal grazers; others prevent fungus.