Growing Hemp in the UK, USA, Canada and South Africa

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Legality, Variety and Uses.

Growing industrial hemp is a very simple plant even for novice farmers, especially in Europe, South Africa and America, where there is a suitable climate to do it. Also thanks to this, the states mentioned historically are confirmed among the main producers of hemp on the entire planet. High earnings growing hemp.

Hemp cultivation in the UK, USA, Canada and South Africa

Legal side in these countries

Growing hemp, as long as you plant an industrial hemp variety with a low THC content, cultivation is legal.

It is regulated by the law on hemp cultivation. As for the legislation, the cultivation of hemp is now completely legal, and it is not even necessary to provide an agricultural VAT number. The main limiting factor for legal cultivation is the use of certified varieties. Only varieties listed in the European Seed Register should be sown, as by law only cannabis varieties with very low THC content can be grown. After the seedlings emerge, a special “Cultivation Declaration” for hemp must be filled out and taken to the nearest police station. In conclusion, the cultivation of industrial hemp is perfectly legal but only certified plants with a low THC content are grown.

Variety certified by the European Union of Industrial Hemp

Variety of Industrial Hemp

Grace Genetics offers only the best certified industrial hemp genetics of the highest quality. These varieties are divided into two categories:

  • DIOICA, which is the most widely used cannabis variety by the largest growers. They are the most common varieties of hemp and are suitable for the production of textile fibers, for consumption as a smoke product, as a fuel or for green building. We find the Carmagnola, Eletta Campana, Finola, Kompolti, Tiborszallasi.
  • MONOICA, i.e. the cannabis genetics that develop both sexes on the plant. With these seeds you have the total certainty of obtaining hermaphrodite plants. The cultivation of these plants is entirely for industrial purposes, given the huge amount of seeds they are capable of producing. They are the result of a long selection since they are not a genus of hemp already present in nature. We find the Fedora 17, Felina 32, Futura 75.
Hemp oil from the pressing of industrial hemp seeds

Hemp seed oil

Hemp oil is a food obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. Its color ranges from light green to dark green, and it gives off a distinct smell, reminiscent of hazelnut. Contains the 10% of saturated fatty acids and about 90% polyunsaturated essential fatty acids; in the latter the supply of linoleic acid is equal to 50-60%, and the intake of alpha linoleic acid is equal to 15-20%; the strong presence of these fatty acids in hemp oil is the basis of its benefits. The difference between this and the other oils is that it achieves the best balance between the intake of Omega 6 and Omega 3, their ratio is 3:1. No other food possesses this precious and important property for the human body.

How to get permission to grow hemp for medical use.

The law n. 242/2016 states that it is possible to obtain permission to grow hemp for medical use as long as it is alfalfa with a minimum content of THC (up to 0.3%). But it is important that these plants are not derived from autoflowering seeds, feminized seeds or seeds with a high THC content, but are included in the European Seed Registry.

Hemp fiber

Hemp fibers

The hemp fiber suitable for fabrics is obtained from the mechanical processing of the fibrous part external to the stem of the plant. Hemp fiber is a hollow, hygroscopic fiber. It is a perfect combination to obtain a yarn with high thermal insulation and air permeability. Among the natural fibers most resistant to textile processing, hemp allows you to create a fabric that is more resistant to mechanical action, tearing and deformation than any other natural fabric. The hemp fabric has both firmness and softness, so it is possible to obtain particularly comfortable garments. Its behavior is similar to wool: cool in summer and warm in winter.

Certified hemp plant grown in Italy

Hemp cultivation Earnings

Currently, the hemp market is worth several million euros every year. The hemp produced is used to obtain the inflorescences of light marijuana. This is an economic field. Today this field attracts many aspiring entrepreneurs. Hemp cultivation incentives are estimated to be around 15,000 euros per hectare. This is the result of the calculation of hemp grown per hectare, and its intended use is light hemp and CBD extraction. So with hemp cultivation you earn very high earnings.

Grace Genetics team

Our team of cannabis experts publishes new and updated informational articles on current news from the world of cannabis on a weekly basis, as well as aids and guides on growing marijuana plants.

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