Research

There has been no research from 1937 till 2014 due to the Marijuana Tax Act.

There is no large scale harvesting equipment on the market to effectively take down harvest and preserve important compounds found in industrial hemp. Development of infrastructure is a critical path for efficient recovery of cultivated biomass. CHAR believes the 2018 Farm Bill will change this in a drastic way. 

Cultivars

Uses

  1. Seed
  2. Fiber
  3. Beneficial compounds

Propagation methods

  1. Seed transplants
  2. Clones
  3. Tissue culture

Potency selection

  1. CBD potency
  2. THC legal Limits
  3. Terpene Profiles

The Harvest

High Fiber Plant Cutting

Field Drying

Field Harvest

API Preservation methodologies

Science – Cultivar

Loam Soil

Hemp grows best on a loose, well-aerated loam soil with high fertility and abundant organic matter, with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Well-drained or tiled clay soils can be used, but poorly-drained clay or poorly structured soils often results in establishment failures, as seedling and young plants are prone to damping-off. Loam is a classification given to soil that contains relatively balanced amounts of sand, silt and clay. Loam soils typically contain less than 52 percent sand, 28 to 50 percent silt, and between 7 and 20 percent clay. Classification as a loam soil has nothing to do with the organic material it contains or where it is found. A mixture that contains almost equal amounts of silt, sand and clay is referred to simply as loam.

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.