Hemp Science

The specific area of research Hemp Agriculture Research Organization engages in is covered uniquely the by Industrial Hemp Farm bill.

The most notable active substance is a cannabinoid called cannabidiol, or CBD.   There may be other cannabinoids that can appear as part of the natural metabolics of the strains selected for our research. 

Special attention is given to work with strains that have no substantial (0.3% or lower) concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active substance that is known of its psychoactive effect. 

Science – Studies

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.