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Our seeds are where our passion lies.

When we set out to make a difference on the planet through Hemp we traced it back to the seed. Our hemp feminized seeds are high-grade medical strains which provide our growers and customers with high yield CBD/low-level THC, that is compliant with federal hemp regulations. Our genetic program provides multiple high concentration CBD hemp strains for both full-season flower and auto flower genetics with the quality and consistency you expect and trust.

The Power Of Hemp

This medicinal plant inspired our business. As entrepreneurs, healers, farmers and simply as responsible citizens we see the power of this healing plant. Hemp has been cultivated in North America for over five hundred years. Historically the plant has been used primarily in textiles and foods, the passing of the Farm Bill in 2019 allows a wider range of uses and growing of this historic plant. Ventura Seed Company is dedicated to delivering an organic, high-quality product to market with a high CBD content which can be used in a variety of applications.

Hemp vs CBD vs THC

Hemp is a thriving crop that Ventura Seed Company grows legally and under USDA certified organic conditions in the states of California and New York. Hemp does not get you high, nor does CBD. High and recreational products are derived from Marijuana and its psychoactive compound, THC, which is not present in agricultural hemp. Hemp is related to Marijuana in that it comes from the same plant genus, Cannabis. Both plants look similar. Cannabis is a plant genus of which both marijuana and hemp fall under. Hemp refers to plants with a THC content of .3% or less. Our Hemp has THC levels which are virtually non-detectable. We do test via trusted third-party lab testing to ensure that is the case.

Ventura Seed Company’s Hemp is rich in CBD and we grow and cultivate it to make sure that is the case.

CBD is a known compound in the hemp flower. In the human body CBD is a helpful compound in that it acts in the human body as a regulator and supporter of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is what regulates stress and hormones in the body. There are few known supporters of this part of the human system in western medicine. Hemp CBD is one of them. It is often used to aid in sleep, minimize and counter the effects of stress. Ventura Seed Company offers a consistent, reliable and premium source of organic CBD.

Quality and Care

We started our business with a commitment to grow premium quality, a consistent high CBD crop with the best impact on the earth, people and the environment.

We bring forward that commitment at each step of our farming and processing, from tending to the soil, propagating seeds to caring for the crops with organic and regenerative practices.

Certifications

Hemp is a thriving crop that Ventura Seed Company grows legally and under USDA certified organic conditions in the states of California and New York. Hemp does not get you high, nor does CBD. High and recreational products are derived from Marijuana and its psychoactive compound, THC, which is not present in agricultural hemp. Hemp is related to Marijuana in that it comes from the same plant genus, Cannabis. Both plants look similar. Cannabis is a plant genus of which both marijuana and hemp fall under. Hemp refers to plants with a THC content of .3% or less. Our Hemp has THC levels which are virtually non-detectable. We do test via trusted third-party lab testing to ensure that is the case.

Ventura Seed Company’s Hemp is rich in CBD and we grow and cultivate it to make sure that is the case.

CBD is a known compound in the hemp flower. In the human body CBD is a helpful compound in that it acts in the human body as a regulator and supporter of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is what regulates stress and hormones in the body. There are few known supporters of this part of the human system in western medicine. Hemp CBD is one of them. It is often used to aid in sleep, minimize and counter the effects of stress. Ventura Seed Company offers a consistent, reliable and premium source of organic CBD.

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Our feminized seeds are high-grade medical strains which provide our growers and customers with high yield CBD/low-level THC, that is compliant with federal hemp regulations.

CBD Oil vs. Hempseed Oil: How to Know What You’re Paying For

In 2018, a farm bill passed that made the production of industrial hemp legal in the United States. This has opened doors for the legalization of the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) — although you still need to check your local laws for legality in your area.

There’s been a “green rush” of cannabis-inspired products flooding the market, including beauty products. While CBD is a new ingredient to many consumers, hempseed oil has around for decades. It’s sold at health food stores and is used in both cooking and skincare.

When CBD oil and hempseed oil are put side by side, a lot of misleading labeling happens.

To filter out the CBD marketing, here’s a cannabis breakdown: Cannabis (often referred to as marijuana) and hemp are two varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa.

Since they share the same species name, they’re often lumped into one big family, and there seems to be a lot of confusion around their differences.

Averaged about 17% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that makes a person feel “high,” in 2017

Has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally

Averaged less than 0.15% CBD in 2014

Cannabis has medicinal and therapeutic uses for chronic pain, mental health, and illnesses

CBD oil and hempseed oil are both trendy ingredients used in topical skincare products.

Hempseed oil, in particular, is known for not clogging pores, having anti-inflammatory properties, and providing superior moisturization to keep the skin looking and feeling supple. It can be added to a product or just used on its own as a face oil.

New research is coming out all the time about the skin-related benefits of CBD. What we know so far is it’s been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, like its cousin hempseed oil. It reportedly helps in healing:

  • acne
  • sensitive skin
  • rashes
  • eczema
  • psoriasis

CBD also has a ton of antioxidants. But are CBD beauty products actually more effective or worth paying more for?

It’s still too early to tell, and results can vary depending on the person. If there’s a beauty brand making major claims, you may want to do extra consumer research. Brands aren’t obligated to tell you how much CBD is in a product.

With the “green rush,” some brands are jumping on the chance to sell their cannabis-infused beauty products but mixing the terms CBD and hemp seed up — intentionally or not.

Since CBD and hempseed oil are in the same cannabis family, they’re often incorrectly marketed as the same thing. Why would a brand do this?

One reason is that consumers are willing to pay more for CBD oil, which is a pretty expensive ingredient compared to hempseed oil.

It’s easy for a brand to add hempseed oil to a product, adorn it with marijuana leaves, and highlight the word cannabis to make consumers think they’re purchasing a CBD product when it contains no actual CBD at all. And paying a premium!

Some brands may also market their products as hempseed-based to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on cannabis- or marijuana-derived products.

So how can you tell what you’re purchasing? It’s pretty simple, actually. Check the ingredient list…

Hempseed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil. CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.

While companies aren’t required to list the milligrams of CBD or hemp on the bottle, it’s become a common practice to do so. If they’re not listed, you should wonder what’s in that bottle you’re paying for.

The FDA has sent warning letters to some companies for illegally selling CBD products and falsely advertising them as safe or as effective medical treatments. That’s another reason why doing your own consumer research is vital.

It’s so important to be an educated, savvy consumer. Don’t fall into the trap of weedwashing (hemp-based product hype)!

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.

Dana Murray is a licensed aesthetician from Southern California with a passion for skin care science. She’s worked in skin education, from helping others with their skin to developing products for beauty brands. Her experience extends over 15 years and an estimated 10,000 facials. She’s been using her knowledge to blog about skin and bust skin myths on her Instagram since 2016.

Last medically reviewed on December 23, 2019

While CBD is a new ingredient to many consumers, hempseed oil has been around for decades. Put side by side in the beauty space, it’s easy to be misled. Here’s how to shop smarter.