Hemp is a plant that grows on practically all terrains, even on swampy or sandy ones. Thanks to this formidable adaptability we find it widely all over the world.
The best known is hemp (or cannabis) sativa, and for some it is the only species present, while for others, hemp indica and ruderalis are also part of this species. The height is between 50 cm per meter and a half, although it is possible to increase the height (or width) more, increasing the vegetative time.
Not everyone knows that the hemp plant is photo-periodic, that is, it grows and manages its phases (vegetative and flowering) based on the amount of light it receives in 24 hours. In this way the grower can prolong the vegetative phase by creating larger and more resistant plants.
Hemp can be used for many purposes, and could therefore prove to be an excellent investment. In fact, we find it used in the food, textile, pharmaceutical, recreational, bio-building and paper sectors
To learn more about the uses, read our article ” The (infinite) uses of hemp “.
The hemp market, which is now worth 4.6 billion dollars, is expected to reach 26.6 in 2025. The progressive legalization of hemp is certainly a key factor in the explosion of the sector and ease of cultivation is also an advantage.
As anticipated, this plant finds fertile ground in many environments, with the exception of particularly dry or cold areas. The ideal is a warm climate with draining soil rich in nutrients for the plant. It originates from Central Asia and the East Indies. The first uses date back to 8000 BC
In Italy, Sicily represents the ideal environment, just think that neglin the thirties the island was the second largest producer in the world. The ideal temperature for growing it is between 16 and 27 degrees. Very important is that the soil pH is between 6 and 7.5 ph
If the conditions are not met, you can think of growing it indoors, indoors or even in a greenhouse.
In optimal conditions, once planted the plant will germinate after about 3-4 weeks. An important thing is to always check that there are no weeds near our hemp plants, and eventually to eradicate them.
The growth cycle of a plant varies by the cultivation method and the grower. It takes an average of 1 to 5 months for the plant to complete the vegetative phase, 1 to 4 months for flowering. It is important that the freezing period has ended, otherwise it could damage the plantation.
The only plants that produce CBD-rich flowers are the female plants from which for example the oil can be extracted. To extract it there are several methods: with solvent, with olive oil, with CO2 or by hand
If you would like to produce CBD oil we advise you to extract it with olive oil, it allows you to obtain the best product, alternatively you can buy it on The Spliffer
Ours is an oil GMO-free, gluten-free, vegan, available with concentrations of cbd at 10 o 15%. The oil used to extract it is an mct vegetable oil based on coconut .
If you want to get CBD hashish instead, a very simple method is by hand. Rub the tops on your hands until you get a resinous substance on your hands, rub your hands until you get hashish balls. This technique is used in India and Nepal, however it is tiring and not very productive. We advise you to wash well before starting to avoid contaminating hashish and its flavor.
On The Spliffer you can buy a hashish very similar to the extractions found in Dutch coffee shops. It has a CBD percentage of 21% and of course THC is less than 0.2%.