Before we begin looking into a few hemp varieties of particular interest and looking into high CBD seeds, we first have to do a little reality check. Just how much this puts the brakes on depend on which country you live in and what its local laws are.
In some countries, you aren’t allowed to grow hemp at all. Why not? Because it looks like marijuana. It may not act like marijuana, but the entire genus Cannabis has been lumped together in countries with this kind of prohibition. Interestingly, most of these countries import hemp products: a truly strange situation!
In other countries, farmers may grow hemp provided they submit to background checks and inspections by the authorities to ensure that they aren’t sneaking the occasional high THC variety into their hemp crop.
Then there are places where members of the public may grow hemp provided they have a medical certificate and don’t grow too many plants, and of course, there are a few places where hemp can actually be grown pretty freely.
Always check local regulations before attempting to grow hemp.
In places where hemp is found growing in the wild, you would find a great amount of genetic variability. Just as people all look different based on their unique genes, so these plants would vary in fiber and CBD content. For centuries, people have been working to take the guesswork out of crops by producing uniform strains or varieties that will give them predictable results and uniform crops.
As one of the oldest agricultural crops known to man, hemp is no exception, and by now we already know which varieties of hemp are best for CBD production. By getting seeds that will grow into plants with a high CBD content owing to their genetic composition, we can be sure of our final results.
How many varieties of hemp are high in CBD? That’s a tricky question to answer, since there are literally hundreds of different cultivars of hemp out there. All the same, work has been done to determine which hemp crops can be used for CBD oil.
Other types of hemp are targeted at fiber only, or the production of hemp seeds as a health food. But even the highest CBD strains need to go through an extraction process that turns a large volume of plant material into a small amount of CBD oil, so be aware that you’ll need plenty of space and access to a safe extraction method if you want to try this for yourself!
High CBD seeds are easy enough to get, but to obtain the CBD, you will have to think the process through carefully, beginning with the seed, progressing through how you will grow the plants organically to avoid residues and finally, how extraction can be done both cleanly and safely.