Hemp is amongst the oldest and most versatile of plants cultivated by mankind. It has been an economically important source of fibres, nutrients, and medicines for over six millennia. However, commercial interests and political influence led to a near-worldwide ban on the cultivation of hemp in the 20th century, extending into the 1990s.
In Austria, the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products is lawful. The hemp used as the raw material for our MEDIHEMP organic products is 100% compliant with applicable legislation. We only use EU-certified varieties of industrial hemp that have been bred to reduce the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to the smallest quantity possible – allowing the lawful use and enjoyment of industrial hemp’s health-promoting ingredients.
Our products are manufactured from the seeds and leaves of the Cannabis plant. They may contain technologically unavoidable, non-soluble trace amounts of natural THC, far below the threshold of 0.2%. These traces have no medicinal or psychoactive effect.