What’s The Difference Between Certified Organic and Conventional Hemp Biomass

While the entire plant is called hemp, once harvested, the portion that remains from harvesting is called hemp biomass.

There are two types of Hemp Biomass: Conventional Hemp Biomass and USDA Organic Hemp Biomass.

The conventional hemp biomass and the certified organic hemp biomass are both grown in Colorado without the use of pesticides and/or herbicides, both are Non-GMO (genetically modified organism) and are Gluten-Free. However, conventionally grown hemp biomass does use fertilizer at the beginning of the growing cycle.

Primarily the difference between the two is the certification. Unlike certified organic hemp biomass, the conventional hemp biomass does not undergo the same stringent inspections or follow the necessary guidelines to meet the certified organic standards.

This does not mean that conventional hemp biomass is of substandard quality, taste or freshness, only that Certified Organic is a guarantee to the consumer that the hemp seed grown follows strict USDA Certified Organic guidelines and inspections to guarantee it’s 100% Organic Hemp which some consumers are particular too. Because of these strict USDA guidelines and inspections the cost of producing certified organic hemp biomass is increased thus the cost of purchasing certified organic vs. conventional hemp biomass is higher.

With two impactful types of biomass, conventional and organic hemp biomass are two things that make hemp growing great. Consumers have long relied on the qualities of hemp biomass in the creams and lotions they use and even the clothes they wear.