We have had many questions and misunderstandings around the House of Green, why we are allowed to grow cannabis, what is CBD, and more.
Here you can find all the educational material you need to understand the industry and this plant.
Isn't cannabis illegal?
Cannabis is the broad term for the plant which can be broken down into 3 main categories, Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis which could be found in the wild in various places around the globe. Over time these plants have then been bred together to give us hybrids, specifically designed to contain varying levels of chemical compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes.
All our plants are grown from have high CBD content strains, meaning there is only a small trace of THC in the plant. Growing these non recreational strains on our secure licensed sites is the reason the government allows us and others to produce a crop.
What are cannabinoids and terpenes?
The most commonly known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and although similar in structure, they have different effects on the body. They both engage with your endocannabinoid system however THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, produces the 'high' that is desired by recreational users, CBD is non-psychoactive and has a more physiological effect on the body such as anti-inflammatory benefits.
As well as cannabinoids we extract terpenes (terps) at our Guernsey based facility. Terps are the smell and flavour you get from cannabis but are also found in a wide range of other plants, vegetables, and fruits these can all be extracted and used in a range of consumer products. These compounds are what really make the difference when used in cannabis based products due to the "entourage effect".
Is CBD the same as medicinal cannabis?
The short answer is no.
Medicinal cannabis products are not available without prescription from a specialist Dr in either the UK or Channel Islands. If you are purchasing a CBD product off the shelf or online, this is not a medical or pharmaceutical product. Although there have been claims of medical and health benefits, no official test have been conducted to allow producers of these products to advertise or make these kinds of claims.