Fourth-Generation Nebraska Farmer Adds Hemp To List Of Crops For Growing And Processing CBD
To harvest and process hemp, its levels of THC — the psychoactive component of cannabis — must be below 0.3% when pre-harvest samples are collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and tested.
The harvest should be completed within 15 days after the samples were taken. The Nebraska State Hemp Plan says NDA would need all hemp testing above that limit to be destroyed and disposed of in accordance with the federal Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration regulations. The timing needs to be accurate because both THC and CBD increase as the crop matures – harvesting too early could have a lower CBD proportion while harvesting too late runs the risk of going over the THC limit.
An ideal time to harvest would be around 30 to 45 days after the plants began to flower depending on the genetics. With most of the crop starting to flower around mid-August, the beginning of October is the best time to start the harvest. After the harvest, the product is processed and sold to wholesalers or even sold by the harvesters. With easy online shopping process, the farmers and companies are able to offer their products to customers far and wide. CBD products include cosmetics, edibles, creams, salves, tinctures, and more.
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