Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Food and drink

What are the benefits of consuming hemp food products?

Most important is the presence of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. More information…

How to cook with cannabis?

We are continuously adding our recipes here or you can try looking at nutritionist Alexandra Frolkovic’s  cookbook for inspiration.

How and when to use hemp oil?

Hemp oil contains thermally unstable unsaturated fatty acids that would be degraded by frying or cooking and is therefore ideal for cold cooking, it is excellent in salads or spreads. Hemp oil is part of the Czech pharmacopoeia so it can be recommended as a food supplement in addition to the kitchen. A daily dose of a tablespoon of hemp oil is recommended.

How is hemp food produced?

After harvesting the hemp seeds in the field, the seeds should be dried to 8% moisture as quickly as possible to avoid the fermentation process, which generates heat that could degrade the quality of the seeds. The seeds must then be cleaned to 99+% purity and pollinated. Cool, dry and dark storage is recommended. Once cleaned, the hemp seeds are sized, and then the same sized seeds are sent for dehulling. Smaller and larger seeds that have not been calibrated for peeling are used for oil pressing. After pressing, the oil is left to sediment for about 14 days and then bottled. The cake after pressing is used to make flour.

What is the difference between hemp protein and flour?

Hemp flour is produced by grinding the cake, which is a by-product of the pressing of hemp seed oil. The protein is obtained by mechanically sorting out the finest parts of the hemp meal. The meal contains between 25-30% protein, hemp protein up to 50%.

What is the best way to use cannabis products?

You will see the best effect on your health if you take cannabis foods regularly in small doses.

Does cannabis food contain psychotropic substances?

The only known psychotropic substance in cannabis to date is THC – Tetrahydracannabinol. THC is a natural constituent of the hemp plant and its level in industrial hemp has been reduced to a safe level of 0.3% by selective breeding. The psychoactive effect is measurable at THC levels above 3 %. Therefore, industrial hemp is a safe raw material for the food industry.

Why drink hemp tea?

It is an alternative to caffeinated teas, calms the nervous system, refreshes in summer and warms in winter. It is also tasty for those who do not like herbal teas. Discover its specific taste and effects. Don’t worry it won’t make you sleepy, rather it will protect you from the effects of stress.

Does hemp tea contain CBD?

Yes, Hempoint hemp tea is made by sorting hand-harvested hemp flowers, grown in organic farming, from which we have separated the seeds and stems, so it is pure herbal material. Hemp flower naturally contains CBD. The cannabinoids contained in hemp dissolve only in fats and alcohol. Therefore, terpenes and flavanoids play a larger role in the tea.

How is it dried?

For the drying of hemp we use waste heat from the Sasov Biofarm Biogas Station and temperatures up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Hemp seeds

Where can I find a list of registered European cannabis varieties?

European certified varieties of cannabis are independently tested by state institutions (such as UKZUZ in the Czech Republic) for several years. Once the utility value and morphological stability have been completed and approved, these varieties are added to the EU plant variety database, which can be found here. The varieties are registered after the completion of three years of testing by the ÚKZUZ, which demonstrates stable yields, i.e. utility value and morphological uniformity, and a THC content not exceeding 0.2%. Growers are required to regularly maintain the quality of their varieties in order to re-register them every 10 years.

Do you have a certificate of origin or certificate of recognition for the seed?

The provision of a seed recognition certificate is common when selling hemp seed. In addition to proving the authenticity of the variety, it provides information on the batch size of the variety, the purity of the seed and its germination rate.

How long does it take for the seeds to arrive, after payment?

Once the seeds are delivered to us, the delivery time is usually 1-2 weeks. It can take one to two weeks to process the phytosanitary documentation and then this documentation is valid for 14 days from receipt to basically cover the shipping time.

How much do these seeds cost?

Prices vary from year to year. Annual price increases are usually no more than 10% compared to the previous year. Prices range from EUR 7,50/kg to EUR 50/kg (USD 3,4/lb – USD 22,7/lb).

What is the average timeline for hemp seed availability?

March to August is the growing season for cannabis in the northern hemisphere. Between August and December is the harvesting season, followed by the drying phase of cleaning and bagging. In December and January, the seeds are usually tested and certified by the competent authorities (ÚKZUZ), although sometimes this certification is not completed until March or April.

Seed orders start in December for the coming planting season and the seed sales season runs until May.


What is the difference between dioecious and monoecious cannabis varieties?

These terms refer to the reproductive nature of the plant. Dioecious plants have only one reproductive organ in the plant, i.e. there are male and female plants in the stand. Monoecious plants have both male and female reproductive organs in one plant. Monoecious cannabis varieties were bred in France in the 1980s for higher and more stable yields, whereas in dioecious varieties the males mature earlier and the uneven quality of the stem can cause problems at harvest.

How much seed is needed to sow 1 ha of hemp?

Between 20 kg and 80 kg per hectare, depending on the purpose of hemp cultivation. Higher sowing rates (40-60 kg) are applied when growing for fibre, to make the stalk thinner and easier to process in the tannery. When growing hemp for seed, the Chinese do 120 kg per hectare to get the best fibre for textile processing. For growing hemp to seed, you can get by with 25-35 kg per hectare. Hemp is usually sown in conventional cereal rows.

Which variety is best for seed yield?

Hempoint can only talk about the varieties it distributes. Varieties that work well for EU cultivation from our range are Finola*, Balaton, Henola, Earlina 8FC, Férimon.

Which variety is best for fibre production?

EU varieties that work well are Kompolti, Futura 75, Felina 32, Tiborszállási.

What is the difference between US and EU varieties?

The main difference is that US varieties are bred to produce mainly CBD (up to 10%), while EU varieties contain relatively small amounts of CBD (1-3%) and are bred for stem and seed production.

How to use plant residues after harvesting cannabis flower or seed?

After harvesting the flowers, the stem remains. From the stem, the bast fibres can be stripped or decorticated by machine, the pulp of the woody core can be used for various applications from bedding to construction, just as the fibres can be used for industrial applications or the paper industry. If harvesting the stems is worth your time and effort, you can turn over all the other stems in the field, crush them into smaller pieces with a disk, apply digestate or some organic fertilizer with a high nitrogen content, and dump them into the ground. The hemp stalk is a high carbon material that, along with the high nitrogen organic material, makes the perfect organic fertilizer for your soil.

Are you going to grow hemp for textiles?

This is one of the most challenging processes of cannabis utilization. To grow hemp for textile production you need:

0) determine the quality of the final product for which you will grow the fibre

1) a denser sowing rate (60-80 kg/ha),

2) an earlier harvest – usually a month before the seeds ripen

3) available harvesting equipment

4 ) grow the stalk in the field and be able to bale it before winter

5) dry storage – ideally under roof

6) a decortication line – or a tannery – to process the hemp stalk

7) the thinnings should include equipment for dusting the fibres and shives

8) packaging of hemp stems and fibres

9. quality control at the inlet and outlet of the decortication line

10. ensure a steady supply of material from farmers throughout the year

How to store cannabis seeds?

Store the seeds in a dark, cool (ideally below 20°C) and dry place. Avoid contact with sunlight. For longer storage (for seeds from one season to the next), use a storage temperature of up to 4°C.

Can I use them for reproduction or seed propagation?

Hempoint seeds are sold for production only. Please ask us individually about seed propagation possibilities.

What is a certificate of recognition and what does it contain?

The Certificate of Origin is a document proving the quality and origin of hemp seed. It records the laboratory result of the inspection of a given batch of seed – i.e. its size, germination, content of foreign substances, purity, etc. When seeds are sold, it is sent to customers on request.

Which EU varieties have the highest CBD content?

The CBD content of cannabis varies widely and as the European registered varieties are bred for either fibre or seed production the CBD yield they are not bred for cannot be expected to be very high. The CBD content of the EU varieties supplied with our sales catalogue ranges from 1 to 3% and is influenced by many factors – from soil quality, to fertilisation, to weather conditions.