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Cannabis Fructus, or Cannabis Fruit are more commonly known as “Hemp Seeds” or Hemp Hearts. However, actually only the translucent inner portion is the “seed” of the plant.
The whole vessel is called an Achene. An Achene is a single-seeded fruit.
Why is this important?
As a fruit, we can understand the Cannabis Achene supplies more nutrition than just a seed can.
As an achene, the seed is rendered “sterilized” when the hull of the Achene is opened and therefore, it is not possible to access the seed without sterilizing the seed. Sterilized seed is a requirement of the DEA for import clearance. If hulling the Achene sterilizes the seed there is no reason to irradiate the Achene.
A caryopsis or grain is a type of fruit that closely resembles an achene, but differs in that the pericarp is fused to the thin seed coat in the grain.
“0.0% THC by Dry-Weight” is not applicable to Cannabis Achene as a grain measure.
Cannabis cannot produce, nor synthesize THC, only THCa-Synthase.
THCa-Synthase must be dryed & cured in humidity, temperature and light-controlled conditions to produce THCa-A, B & C.
THCa-A, when heated releases a Carbon (C) and an Oxygen (O2), and a Hydrogen (H) molecule, -COOH, Carboxylic Group.
Release of the -COOH Carboxylic Group “activates” THCa-A into THC.
THC can then fit into the CB1 Endogenous Receptor.
It also goes to say, Hemp cannot produce, nor synthesize CBD, only CBDa-Synthase.
CBDa, when heated releases the Carboxylic Group and CBD is the Synthesis.
CBD can then fit into the CB2 Endogenous Receptor.