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FAQ

WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL HEMP?

Hemp, a strain of Cannabis Sativa, is an incredibly diverse plant, known for its variety of uses throughout human history. Cultivated or grown mainly for either its stalk fibre or seeds for food, the leaves and roots also have many medicinal qualities. The hemp plant has a deep taproot, giving it the ability to grow in dry conditions. Cannabis strains must contain less than 0.3% THC to be classed as hemp making it non psychoactive and legal to grow under license in Australia – Growing Low THC in New South Wales.

IS INDUSTRIAL HEMP DIFFERENT TO MARIJUANA??

Yes. Both industrial hemp (or low-THC hemp ) and marijuana are varieties of the cannabis Sativa plant but they have different chemical profiles. Hemp has low levels of THC (the high-causing compound in cannabis). Industrial hemp holds many benefits from their seed's rich nutritional profile, their fibre, and whole plant extraction of numerous benefits. Marijuana however has high level of THC which makes it largely used for recreation.    

IS HEMP LEGAL?

Yes all our farmers have industrial Hemp licenses and grow within the guidelines of the NSW Department of Primary Industries ( DPI ).  Our Full Spectrum Whole Plant Hemp oil infusions are rigorously tested by Southern Cross University and the DPI to ensure consistency and legal compliance. On top of this we have additional tests for microbial and water content conducted at professional laboratories to ensure purity. This gives us a complete confidence in every batch we produce.

IS IT PSYCHOACTIVE?

No. Industrial hemp must contain less than 0.3% of THC and does not cause intoxication. 

DO YOU SUPPLY WHOLESALE??

Yes we do – we would love to chat though options here.

DO YOU HAVE A RETAIL RANGE??

Yes! You can shop our range of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Infusions, cream, crystal rollers and hemp merchandise via our online shop. We are continuing to develop our retail range so please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.   

IS HEMP SEED OIL AND FULL SPECTRUM WHOLE PLANT HEMP OIL INFUSION THE SAME??

No they are vastly different products and differ with respect to the source and properties. The two have different uses and benefits for the body. Hemp Seed Oil comes from the seed of the hemp plant and is rich in nutrients providing nourishment for different body parts. Full Spectrum Whole Plant Hemp Oil infusion comes from the whole plant leaves, stem and flowers of the hemp plant and is more helpful as a potential wellness supplement aiding in rejuvenation and restoration.

See more information here.

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO BUY AND USE FULL SPECTRUM WHOLE PLANT HEMP OIL INFUSIONS?? 

No, the purchase and use of our oils do not need any prescription and safe to use on your skin.

HOW DOES THE NORTHERN RIVERS HEMP OIL INFUSIONS COMPARE TO OVERSEAS BRANDS??

We can ensure our double infusion oils are consistently of the highest quality available through our ongoing testing via Southern Cross University, the Department of Primary Industries and through private lab testing. Our process enables the full spectrum of the plants benefits to be captured as nature intended. As well as leading the way in quality we also can’t be beaten on efficiency and price - as we produce the infusions on farm we don’t have shipping delays or cumbersome freight costs.

When you purchase our products the money goes straight to the farmer and is reinvested into expanding the hemp industry in Australia.

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CAN HEMP OIL INFUSIONS BE USED FOR PETS??

Yes our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil infusions can be used for dogs and other pets. You can find our Cats, Birds, Dogs, Anything (CBDA) Full Spectrum Hemp Oil here.

WHO OWNS THE NORTHERN RIVERS HEMP CO-OP??

We are a proudly non-corporate, farmer owned and run cooperative looking to innovate and expand the Hemp industry in Australia.

Established in 2021 our farms all live and grow hemp in the pristine Northern Rivers of NSW which spans from Grafton to Tweed Heads and Urbenville to Byron Bay and the Northern NSW coastline. The farms are nested amongst the regions catchments and fertile valleys of the Clarence, Richmond & Tweed Rivers that the Northern Rivers is named after.

CAN I JOIN THE NORTHERN RIVERS HEMP CO-OP??

Yes, please contact us & come and meet our members. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HEMP IN COMPARISON TO OTHER CROPS??

Industrial Hemp has been scientifically proven to absorb more Co2 per hectare than ANY forest or commercial crop and is therefore the ideal carbon sink. The cultivation of the hemp plant requires little or no fertilisers and also naturally resists pests. It has deep roots which serve well for the soil. Hemp can grow on the same soil for as many as two decades without depleting it. The water requirement of the plant is also much less as compared to other conventional crops.    

IS INDUSTRIAL HEMP USED FOR BUILDING?

Yes – this is another area that we are currently developing. Humans have been building with hemp since the 6th century some buildings still standing in France from this period. Hemp homes holds the key to a sustainable, safe, carbon neutral building industry with endless benefits for capturing and holding atmospheric carbon as it ages and becomes harder and more stable. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates here. We can't wait to share more on this soon. 

CAN CLOTHING BE MADE FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP??

Hemp was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fibre. The stalk of the hemp plant has two parts—the bast and the hurd. The bast extracts hemp fibre which can then be woven into almost any kind of cloth. When harvesting hemp for fibre, the plant is grown closely spaced in a field until it sheds its leaves. The growers cut the plant and leave it on the field for the rain to wash it. During this time, the hurd of the stalks softens. After this, a machine separates the bast and the hurd. The bast then disintegrates into fibre.   

CAN PAPER BE MADE FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP??

Hemp paper can be extracted from both the bast and the hurd. The paper from the bast is called hemp paper and that from the hurd is called pulp paper. Fibre paper is in fact the very first paper believed to be made in ancient China. It is thin, tough, brittle, and a little rough. It is stronger than pulp paper. Pulp paper is not as strong as fibre paper but is softer, thicker, and preferred for everyday purposes. The paper used today comes from chemical pulp. Hemp paper can be made without chemicals directly from the hemp hurd. This alternative presents an opportunity for humankind to create an affordable and eco-friendly paper that can be used for practically all needs. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our co-operative or our products – we love what we do and are always happy to talk Hemp! 

TGA DISCLAIMER

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the TGA. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by TGA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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