Producers will typically need to transition to certified organic over a number of years, as organic cropland needs to be free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides for 36 months before the crop is harvested, according to MOSA organic.
More natural forms of fertilizer and pest control are often required on organic farms. Fertilizers may be made from rock minerals or natural plant and animal materials.
To many, the mere mention of cannabis brings to mind images and ideations that were engrained into American society during the War on Drugs. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, cannabis is a Schedule 1 controlled substance with the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, but evidence of medicinal cannabis use can be traced to at least 5,000 years, according to the Queensland Government Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Some consumers fear the use of CBD hemp products, concerned that they may end up high, while others doubt its medicinal value.
What differentiates legal hemp products from traditional marijuana is the next to nonexistent Tetrahydrocannabinol level, or THC.
Greg Green’s The Cannabis Grow Bible defines THC as the main psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant. Without high levels of THC in the end product, the user will not end up with a psychoactive “high”.
To ensure that the products available on Wisconsin shelves will not have that effect on users, the legal amount of THC in CBD is less than .3%. If a producer’s yield tests higher than the legal THC levels, it must be destroyed.