CBD is derived from the industrial hemp plant. Hemp is a bio-accumulator. Meaning that they absorb contaminants in the soil and air faster than they excrete them.“Literally the plants suck out the toxins into the structure of the plant because of the way the hemp is formed,” Rowlands told Hemp Industry Daily. Great for bio-remediation, which hemp is utilized for, but not good if being harvested for CBD products.
As hemp is grown all over the world, in various geographical areas a large disparity of quality products can be assumed. China is the leading grower with a market share of 70% followed by France and than the USA. Not all farms are located in pristine growing regions and not all farms grow organically or even sustainably for hemp derived CBD. Many CBD products are not labeled with origin. As of date, there are no labeling laws and many CBD products being sold here in the USA originate from farms in other countries that are heavily polluted and/or do not have the stringent growing regulations and certification of the USA. Within the USA we have our own toxic environments, such as old tobacco farms, that used pesticides, being converted to hemp production. What about fracking/oil production alongside hemp fields?
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