We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – all cannabis grown for consumption must be 100% organic. Cannabis is a bio-accumulator, meaning it absorbs all nutrients – and contaminants – from the soil, air and the surface of leaves and buds. If pesticides, fungicides and insecticides are used to optimise plant growth, these nasty chemicals will end up in your body.
Aside from the health implications of non-organic hemp cultivation, there’s also the environmental impact.
The Soil Association have said that adopting nature-friendly farming, along with other key changes to our food systems, could help keep global warming below 2°C. This is thanks to organic farming reducing greenhouse gases by cutting out manufactured chemical (sometimes fossil fuel) fertilisers imported from overseas.
What’s more, organic cannabis is always wildly superior to chemically grown flowers and tends to boast a beautiful terpene range.
Has the cannabis been cultivated using Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)? According to the World Health Organization, Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced according to quality standards.
The Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) provide comprehensive guidelines for the cannabis industry, covering cultivation, retail/dispensary, extraction, infused products, laboratory, security, packaging/labeling, and business and environmental sustainability. By checking that the cannabis in hemp or CBD products has been produced in a GMP lab or factory you’re covering a lot of bases in terms of good hemp and CBD practice.