Is Hemp Legal in Spain?

Yes, according to Royal Decree 1729/1999 - by which the rules for the application and granting of aid for textile linen and hemp are established - industrial hemp cultivation of select strains with THC levels determined according to the European Union (<0.2%), with the condition that these strains contain CBD, CBN, CBG and other cannabinoids that can benefit human health.

Will An Anti-doping Test Turn Positive If I Use Hemp?

The tests to corroborate the presence of THC in blood, urine and other body fluids are made specifically to detect said metabolite, so they are not common in routine analyzes in hospitals or clinics.

When the levels of THC-COOH in the urine are above 50 ng/ml, they are considered positive.

Our products based on hemp contain none or very low traces of THC, always under the legal levels authorized within the European Union (<0.2% in Spain). Therefore, a analysis will not result positive for the presence of THC.

Is CBD From Industrial Hemp Better Than Recreational Species?

Although it is the same compound in both strains, it must be taken into account that, at the time of extraction, it is very difficult to selectively separate CBD (found in industrial hemp) and THC (found in recreational species) compounds.

Sativida uses hemp strains exclusively for therapeutic use, in other words, maintaining CBD level high, while keeping THC concentrations to a minimum, well below the maximum limits established by the Spanish state.

Are There Differences Between Hemp Strains?

Strains are usually cataloged as sativa, indica, or a hybrid between both. According to recreational users, these categories vary with respect to their psychoactive activity and even therapeutic properties.

However, these denominations can be confusing within the context of the market. This is why the scientific community has decided to focus on the concentrations of TetraHydroCannabinol (THC) within the plant as the variable to consider.

THC is the main psychoactive constituent of recreational plants, due to this, it is now evident the selective breeding of it for leisure markets and some very specific medicinal products (i.e. pain treatment in cancer patients).

This produces less attention to other constituents potentially beneficial to human health, such as terpenoids (aromatics) and cannabinoids. Many researchers are currently concentrating their efforts to continue studying these molecules to know how they could be better used according to their therapeutic properties.

What Other Cannabinoids Does Hemp Present?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most common cannabinoid, and very little to no THC. This is found in greater proportions in strains determined for therapeutic use, and very poor proportions in recreational use. It is also present in the resistant fibers of hemp and in some types of seeds intended for human consumption.

Within the therapeutic scope, CBD is attracting a lot of attention due to its multiple therapeutic properties, among which include: Attenuate symptoms of pain produced by injuries or tumors, anti-inflammatory effects and anti-spasm effects. To date, no signs of intoxication or sedation have been found after considerable doses of CBD.

It is interesting to note that CBD reduces the side effects (tachycardia, anxiety) produced by THC when they are supplied together, producing a synergistic effect.

Other cannabinoids to consider are: Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannabidivarin (CBDV); the first is being investigated more closely for its potential effect in combating prostate cancer, while the second is for epilepsy.

What About Terpenoids?

It is suggested that terpenoids may decrease the side effects produced by THC, although these are found in lower concentrations, which make them more valuable and demanded in the current health market.

Among these:

  • Pineno, capable of attenuating the effect of lack of short-term memory produced by THC.
  • Limonene, with antidepressant properties and Beta-Caryophyllene, which stimulates non-psychoactive receptors, producing an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.

In order to better understand the magnitude and range of each of these compounds, it is necessary to have robust and methodological research within the protocols to be studied.

What Is CBD Oil?

Hemp extractions, also known as CBD oil, are becoming increasingly popular and known to patients thanks to their properties.

In general, the objective of an extraction is to have the highest concentrations of CBD and possible terpenes in the oil and thus be able to benefit from these components. Of course, a rigorous methodology is required to obtain optimal results, from the correct identification of the species with which we work, the part of the plant that is used (flowers, leaves ... etc.), and standard processes that ensure the traceability of the processes in question. These oils are consumed orally, placing a small drop under the tongue, 2 to 3 times a day.

How Do They Control Quality Standards?

We make sure to provide clean and tested products by laboratory analysis. The production processes have ISO Certifications and Good Manufacturing Practice certification (GMP).

Added to this, our philosophy goes hand in hand with continuous quality control methodologies and Lean Management, which help us optimize our processes.

Can CBD Cure Cancer?

Please, review our guide on the role of CBD in cancer treatment.

Can CBD Help In The Treatment Of epilepsy?

Please, review our guide on how CBD helps patients with epilepsy.