What is Organic Hemp?
To define “organic CBD,” we need to go all the way back to the origins of CBD — hemp. The hemp plant contains hundreds of compounds. The primary compound is “cannabidiol,” or CBD. After it’s extracted, CBD is processed into a wide array of health products, the most popular is organic CBD oil (organic hemp oil).
We’ve identified what CBD is — but how does the term “organic” relate to CBD?
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the term “organic” refers to any item that is grown or produced without the use of genetically modified organisms, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge or ionizing radiation. The term “USDA certified organic” means that a government-approved certifier has inspected the growing and processing conditions to ensure they meet official standards.
To this end, “organically-grown hemp” refers to hemp that has been grown under these stringent conditions. Therefore, “organic CBD oil” (or organic hemp oil) is CBD oil that’s organic on two levels — it’s extracted from organically-grown hemp and then it’s processed with no synthetic chemical additives.
Interestingly, more and more farmers across the US are recognizing the value of producing organically-grown hemp, with some experts claiming that organic hemp farming promises to be something of an upcoming “gold rush” for America’s produce growers.
In addition, many of today’s most conscientious growers are now participating in “regenerative organic” practices — organic farming methods that emphasize soil health and maintenance, while conserving soils and pastures so that the land will continue to be sustainable for generations to come.