Answer 3 Non-THC Hemp-seed

3. A list of non-THC Hemp-seed: In the 1990s, in order to comply with the prohibition, the Institute of Bast Crops (Ukraine) and affiliated scientific and research institutions obtained the highly productive and non-drug Hemp varieties see also (question and answer 15).

This year 1997 French Hemp-seed breeders have managed to arrive at a new true 0% THC strain called “Santhica.”

Please keep in mind that these Hemp cultivars below contain approximately 0.05% THC (*THC = tetra-hydro-cannabinol, the psychoactive substance of Hemp) but that they are nonetheless labeled THC-free (See also cultivars/strains from Russia):

  1. USO-1
  2. USO-16
  3. USO-31
  4. Zolotonoshskaya-13
  5. Dneprovskaya monoecious-6
  6. Zenica or Shenitsa

The European Union (EU) has chosen the THC content of 0.3% from a pragmatic point of view:

#1 This percentage is chosen because it rules out any possibility to efficiently or economically extract the psychoactive component from the plant.

#2 This percentage leaves some play in the THC content that various strains or cultivars may or may not possess. It is still possible to cultivate this plant since all Hemp crops invariably contain some percentage THC.

The THC-free Hemp-seed list above, is one composed of Hemp varieties containing around 0.03% THC. Here an analogy with alcohol-free beer comes to mind: Alcohol-free beer contains an amount of alcohol however miniscule but as long as it is not over a certain limit as established by law, it can be called or labeled alcohol-free. It is possible to eliminate all the alcohol from the beer or THC from Hemp, but it is not economically viable to do so.

To my knowledge there are no THC restrictions or limits set on growing Hemp in the following countries:

See also cultivars/strains from Russia.

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*Industrial-Hemp has no psychoactive properties following definition of the European Economic Community (EEC); THC content is less than 0.3%. In general, low THC-seed varieties without psychoactive properties are those that have a THC content of less than 1%. (See also No-THC Hemp-seed.) THC= Delta-9 TetraHydroCannabinol.

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