Our team of UNLV Certified Cannabis Professionals guide you through the history of hemp, differences in products, hemp farming, extraction methods, and more.


We curate specialty educational tours including behind the scenes views of unique local hemp farms and retailers.


Our mission is to connect hemp consumers with their perfect brand experience. Come learn an explore with us!

How Can I Learn More?

Join us every Thursday to learn more about hemp and meet the unique personalities behind the brands.

The Texas Hemp Party

  • Get your questions answered by hemp experts, network, and meet unique hemp personalities.
  • Stay up to date on the latest hemp news including legislation, regulations, and newest products.
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What Happens On A Hemp Tour? 

  • Unique Experiences: Join us for all of our tour styles including party bus, walking, biking, and self guided tours.
  • Interactive Education: Each tour and experience has a unique theme including harvest, history of hemp, health and wellness, and holiday themes.
  • Community Connections: Meet new friends with a similar interest in hemp and its possibilities.

What is hemp?

Hemp is legally defined as a cannabis sativa L plant with less than 0.3% THC. In addition to producing cannabinoids like CBD & CBG, it can be grown specific for more than 25,000 uses including construction materials, clothing,  biofuels, bioplastic and more. It provides a sustainable cost effective alternative in these industries.

So why aren't more things made out of hemp right now? Federal prohibition of growing and processing hemp was in place in the United States from 1937 - 2018 making hemp limited to being an imported item.

Passing of the 2018 Farm Bill opened the way for hemp to once again become a valuable crop for multiple supply chains. However, processing of hemp for uses outside of CBD has only just begun. Time will tell how this amazing plant disrupts consumer goods.

Hemp Resources

  • Construction: The US Hemp Building Council leads the way in promoting hemp adoption in building projects. Click here to learn more about their work.
  • Standards: The ASTM D37 committee on cannabis is currently in the process of standardizing hemp production for multiple industries. Click here to read the lastest.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Hemp plants are defined by the USDA as having less than 0.3% THC yet are generally very high in other cannabinoids like CBD.

In the 1990s, the human endocannabinoid system was discovered. Cannabinoids in hemp affect this system in multiple ways.

Studies show CBD works with the human endocannabinoid system [ECS] to regulate multiple body functions. Cannabidiol does this without leaving the user feeling "high" like THC. To read more about studies concerning CBD, visit the links below.

CBD White Papers

Would you like to learn more about hemp?

Higher Ed Hemp Tours™ has a FREE video course designed just for you! In this short comprehensive video course, you will learn the facts you need to know to make an informed purchase at your local retailer.

Topics Covered:

  • Cannabinoids: CBD, CBG, CBC, and more defined
  • Terpenes: Their benefits and associated strains
  • History: Learn how hemp has been used throughout history
  • Types of Products: How to find the product that is right for you

Is Hemp Legal?

In short, YES! The 2018 Farm Bill descheduled hemp from the DEA controlled substance list and opened the way for hemp farming, extraction, manufacturing, and sales in the United States. Other countries including Mexico have followed suit. The USDA regulates hemp farming in the United States. However each state also has the option of adopting their own hemp plan. Check the rules in your state for more information on what is allowed. Because the FDA has not yet approved hemp derived products for human consumption, many products are limited to sales within each state and are not allowed to engage in interstate commerce.

Hemp Regulations

How Can I Choose A Quality CBD Product?

Because hemp derived products like CBD, CBG, and CBN are not federally regulated by the FDA, consumers must educate themselves and choose wisely.

What Every Product Should Have

  • Labeling: Hemp products should clearly state their country and state of orgin, batch #, and ingredients.
  • Lab Reports:  Labels should contain a link to a Certificate of Analysis [often called a COA or lab report] This report should contain verification of CBD content as well as show there are not heavy metals or pesticides present in the product.
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DISCLAIMER: Cannabinoid products are not regulated by the FDA. Please consult your doctor before trying CBD products. Not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any ailment. Higher Ed Hemp Tours is an education experience and does not distribute or sell any cannabinoid products. Higher Ed Hemp Tours complies with cannabis regulations in each state. No THC use above 0.3% is allowed on any tour. Please have lab reports available for any cannabinoid products brought on the tour. Higher Ed Hemp Tours retains the right to disqualify a person from tour participation for any reason. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in a hemp tour.
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