Hemp, grown for fiber, seeds and oil, has traditionally been grown outdoors in a conventional agriculture setting, without much attention to plant quality or inputs used for cultivation. However, the recent explosive popularity of CBD use for medicinal treatments, healthcare products, flowers for smoking and more, has led cultivators to examine how they can improve their cultivation practices to grow the highest quality CBD producing hemp possible.
This requires utilizing standardized, high-quality inputs such as pure water and customized nutrients to improve cultivation practices, mirroring a similar transition that commercial cannabis has taken throughout the past few decades. Modern hemp growers have been tossing out the traditional agriculture approach and have been heading into the greenhouse and even indoors to take control over every aspect of the plant’s production to achieve higher quality, bigger harvest and the highest concentrated CBD percentage.
Recent medical advancements proving the efficacy of CBD as a potent and powerful medicine has started to finally break a 90-year federal ban on hemp cultivation and research in the US. As the data emerges, demonstrating medical use for easing the complications from cancer, epilepsy, pain relief and more, high quality pharmaceutical-grade CBD is being grown to pharmaceutical standards.
The importance of the endocannabinoid system is only beginning to be discovered, and strains that target CBD (and even less commonly known cannabinoids such as THCv, CBDv, CBG, CBN) are being developed.
Hemp and Water Quality
Hemp is known to be an efficient bio-accumulator. It can detoxify contaminated soil or water by removing toxic substances and storing them in the tissues of the plant. If hemp is grown for ingestible CBD or medical applications, it is critical to filter out any toxic contaminants that exist in the irrigation water and soil.
High Quality Hemp Requires Pure Water
Water quality plays a crucial role in the hemp cultivation process whether it be for pharmaceutical grade CBD or acres of outdoor hemp for fiber. The first and most important step in starting a new hemp production business, should be to test the water and decide the desired level of water quality appropriate for peak operational efficiency and end product quality.