SEED PLANTING AND HARVESTING
Quality hemp begins with the ground it is planted in. MEDIHEMP carefully select the fields where it is grown, as this is the only way to guarantee sustainable, organic products – without the use of herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals.
In close collaboration with organic farmers in the region around Lake Neusiedl, MEDIHEMP cultivate around 200 hectares of land. With expertise, care and passion – and zero compromises. MEDIHEMP only plant and process EU-certified organic industrial hemp varieties which have been specifically bred to almost entirely eliminate the psychoactive ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Ground samples, multiple in-house analyses of the plant material and strict external audits by the Austrian Agency for Food Safety (AGES) and the Austrian certification and inspection body for organic produce Austria Bio Garantie (AT-BIO-301) safeguard a fully organic product of the highest caliber.
EXTRACTION AND REFINEMENT
MEDIHEMP process the highly nutritious hemp seeds to produce high-quality organic hemp foodstuffs, and derive tea and extracts from the leaves and flowers. The CO2 extraction method is extremely gentle, using pressure and heat to secure the valuable parts of leaves and flowers, resulting in an initial raw extract.
This raw extract is subject to further production steps to generate the CBD- and CBG-rich whole-plant extracts. These contain all cannabinoids that occur in the plant itself, plus flavonoids, terpenes and phenolic compounds. Substances that the human body cannot utilise are carefully removed.
For MEDIHEMP's organic CBD premium extract, the CBD whole-plant extract is refined further, until only pure CBD in crystalline form remains. This is all performed without the use of solvents or additives. To ensure product safety and the highest possible quality, every batch is subject to multiple in-house tests and analyses, as well as external audits. All MEDIHEMP products are certified as organic by the Austrian inspection agency ABG and bear the AT-BIO-301 label.
WHY MEDIHEMP ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE LAWFUL.
Hemp is amongst the oldest and most versatile of plants cultivated by mankind. It has been an economically important source of fibres, nutrients, and medicines for over six millennia. However, commercial interests and political influence led to a near-worldwide ban on the cultivation of hemp in the 20th century, extending into the 1990s.
In Austria, the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products is lawful. The hemp used as the raw material for MEDIHEMP's organic products is 100% compliant with applicable legislation. We only use EU-certified varieties of industrial hemp that have been bred to reduce the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to the smallest quantity possible – allowing the lawful use and enjoyment of industrial hemp’s health-promoting ingredients.
MEDIHEMP's products are manufactured from the seeds and leaves of the Cannabis plant. They may contain technologically unavoidable, non-soluble trace amounts of natural THC, far below the threshold of 0.2%. These traces have no medicinal or psychoactive effect.