Barrie, Ontario — Just yesterday morning routine testing at Maxxam Analytics Inc., a leading Canadian testing laboratory serving the food, pharmaceutical, environmental and occupational health industries, once again, found absolutely no traces of tetrahydrocannabinol in samples of Hempola hemp seed oil. This time the test samples were from the oil pressed hempseed grown in Hempola Valley Farms’ own fields and it was the third time in a row that batches of Hempola have tested THC-free!
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, trace amounts of which get into hemp seed oil during processing due to what has been generally accepted as unavoidable contact with the leaves of the plants. It is this trace amount of THC which is creating a totally unnecessary threat to the hempseed food industry in the US where the DEA is planning to publish a new ruling which would classify any substance containing any amount of THC as a Schedule I controlled substance! They intend to destroy a vibrant growth industry just to prevent people in occupations requiring drug testing claiming that hempseed products are the reason for their failed tests. But, there does not have to be any THC in hempseed products.
“It’s a non-issue,” says Hempola founder, Greg Herriott, “Our proprietary technology processes call for a very high level of cleanliness throughout the production process and we are happy to abdicate quantity for the quality of oil produced by a slow-running press. I believe it is this combination that has enabled us to produce hemp seed oil that is totally free of THC. Placing the onus on processors to produce THC-free hemp seed oil would be far more expedient than discrediting a highly nutritious food category in which many North American companies have invested a great deal of time and money to develop in recent years.”
Hempola Inc. markets Canadian grown hempseed and hemp seed oil products through national distributors throughout Canada and the U.S. and is North America’s leading dedicated marketer of hempseed derivative products.
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