Have you ever heard of the “Mile High City?” That’s Denver, of course. But St. Johns, where our boutique farm is located, beats Denver by about 400 feet at its elevation of 5,686 feet above sea level.
The City is in the northeastern part of the State of Arizona, in Apache County. The town was established back in 1880 but was not incorporated as a city until 1946.
While it may be “high” in terms of elevation, St. Johns is not a place where people are getting high – at least not on our supply.
MMJ is Illegal in Arizona Unless It is Medically Approved.
Lame, we know. Unless you have a medical license to use marijuana, it’s illegal to smoke or otherwise consume it in Arizona. In fact, even possessing “drug paraphernalia” can come with some hefty penalties. (Read all about it Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3415).
Arizona is a conservative state and public ballot initiatives to legalize recreational use of marijuana have been repeatedly rejected. But in 2010 and after some intense lobbying and campaign expenditures by all points of view, Arizona narrowly passed Proposition 203, The Arizona Medical Marijuana Initiative. The State Health Department outlines the process for getting a medical marijuana card.
What’s the Difference Between Medicinal Marijuana and High CBD Hemp?
Given the State’s reluctance to legalize marijuana, a lot of people here in our small town were quite concerned when they found out that we were growing hemp. “Isn’t hemp the same as marijuana?” many asked. While we are 100% pro-MMJ, we’d like to break down the differences in our crop and that of a medicinal MMJ operation.
Our hemp directly mirrors medicinal MMJ in both appearance and taste, however we’ve manipulated the THC so you don’t have to worry about that “high” feeling. The difference isn’t so much in what the plants look like – it’s the chemical makeup of Cannabis plants.
Hemp plants contain no more than 0.3 percent (by dry weight) of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). TCH is
the psychoactive substance found within the cannabis plant. Marijuana has anywhere from 5-20+ percent THC while our hemp will never go above the allotted amount of .3 Delta 9 THC.
What this means in layman’s terms is that our hemp won’t get you high. In fact, as a licensed hemp farm, our product is inspected by the state to ensure our compliance with keeping THC levels below 0.3 percent. Our goal is to provide our consumers with a quality product that mirrors its counterparts (MMJ) benefits without the overwhelming psychoactive effects associated with THC.
Getting High in St. Johns.
So even though St. Johns is “high” in terms of elevation, its residents aren’t legally getting high from our hemp products. Please take a look at our perfectly legal hemp products that we offer — and if you’re ever out traveling, visit St. Johns and enjoy its amenities.