HMP’s MOST Frequently asked questions
Our FAQ will answer questions regarding our company, operations, and hemp as a plant and in a product. Is there a question missing? Let’s get in touch and have a pleasant talk!
What is the difference between cannabis, hemp & marijuana?
There is a lot of misunderstanding and a lack of knowledge in knowing the differences. The cannabis plant (Scientifically called the Cannabis Sativa L. plant) can be seen as the umbrella plant of the hemp and marijuana varieties. Yes, hemp and marijuana are 2 separate varieties of the cannabis plant. Think of them as cousins. To avoid confusion, the hemp variety is increasingly often referred to as fiber hemp or industrial hemp.
The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) defines (industrial) hemp as follows: ”Hemp should be defined as “a Cannabis sativa L. plant – or any part of the plant – in which the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is less than the regulated maximum level.” In Europe, this regulated maximum level is currently 0,2%. The European Union has registered 71 hemp species that are allowed.
So hemp is really different from its cousin, marijuana. According to the EIHA, ‘’Industrial hemp should not be confused with “drug-type” cannabis, commonly known as “marijuana”, which is a variety of Cannabis with very high levels of THC (up to 20%).’’
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Some of the brands we distribute contain cannabidiol (short for CBD). CBD is one of the many components of the hemp plant: there are already ±140 components. Each component has its own advantages. Only one component, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short) has a psychoactive effect when consumed. This component is what too many people, unfortunately, associate with hemp. Even the news!
Only a few strains of cannabis plants, the marijuana variety, have been bred to be high in THC. All other types of cannabis plants, including the hemp varieties, contain reasonable to a lot of CBD. CBD has no psychoactive effect, but it does offer all kinds of health benefits.
Does HMP also distribute products with THC?
That’s a short and simple NO: as THC is prohibited in almost every country in the world.
What can be made from hemp?
Actually, the question should be: ”What can’t be made from hemp?” The applications of the hemp plant are unimaginable! More than 50,000 applications of the hemp plant are known to date. One great example is the hemp car made by Henry Ford in 1941. In a video, he tries to make dents in the car, but he can’t. See the video here. Next to car parts, also houses, plastic and paper can be made from hemp! As HMP Distribution we offer hemp-based drinks, protein, flour and oils, CBD infused chewing gum, CBD oil, and skincare with CBD.
Is hemp good for the planet?
It seems too good to be true: the plant has many applications, is good for your health, it is a great vegan alternative, and yes, it is good for the planet too!
- Hemp is a champion in absorbing CO2! It grows 4 meters in under 100 days with a relatively very small amount of water.
- Hemp does not need any fertiliser, and the plant is naturally resistant to pests. Therefore, growing hemp requires little pesticides or herbicides or, in the case of organically grown hemp, no pesticides at all. Such as with the hemp tea from Dutch Harvest.
- The plant replenishes the soil! In other words, it cleans contaminated soil. This results in cleaner, healthier soil and more harvest over time!
- Every part of the plant can be used: seeds, flowers, leaves, stalks and roots. How is that for minimising waste?!
- The hemp plant can be applied in more than 50,000 ways. Imagine all these hemp-based replacements for today’s conventional products!
Quite some overwhelming good from just one plant, right?
Is hemp good for my health?
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fibre, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s and have antioxidant effects. These are known to reduce symptoms of numerous ailments and may improve the health of the heart, skin, and joints. As Good Hemp put it: ‘’Say hello to healthy hearts, brain-boosting and great skin, hair and immune systems.’’
Next to the seeds, the hemp plant has several other components that are known to have healthy characteristics. One of these components is cannabidiol (CBD). Some of our brands that contain CBD are MGC CBD Derma and Amstergum!
I would like to receive a sample of some products, Is that possible?
Of course! Let’s meet for a (virtual) coffee and see what products fit your business needs. Please, fill in our contact form below to contact us.
Are your products vegan?
Yes! All our products are vegan!