Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We choose clones over seeds.
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The main problems with feminized hemp seeds relate to the cost and the risk of buying fraudulent seed. While unfeminized hemp seeds may cost $0.10 to $0.50 each, feminized seeds can cost much more – typically $0.70 to $1.50 per seeds. This means that if you plant 2000 seeds per acre, your cost might be $1,400 to $3,000 per acre.
This high price has attracted scammers to the industry who prey on farmers, selling unfeminized hemp seed (often totally unsuitable for CBD production) to unwary farmers at feminized seed pricing. For this reason, you should always insist on seeing test results when buying seed and only buy from trusted vendors. When we sow seed for customers, we always do a germination test on the seed stock for our farmers.
While seed breeders, brokers and farmers often get excited about their CBD content, boasting levels of 20% or even more, the most important numbers for CBD hemp farmers to look at and understand is the CBD:THC ratio. While high CBD is attractive the CBD content and the overall value of the crop is generally limited by THC regulations. In most states, THC levels must not exceed 0.3%. In some states and regions, this can be as low as 0.2% or as high as 1%.
Hemp seed breeders are all new to the game. The experienced agricultural seed suppliers have not entered the market yet because they do not have confidence in seed stock at this time. Most agricultural seeds have been perfected over the past three decades, Hemp seed breeding is just getting started and is still very risky.
But the devil is in the details. While most state and federal regulators and law enforcement will test for Total THC (THC + THCA) most seed merchants ignore THCA and will often claim their seeds have high CBD levels with <0.3% THC or even 0% THC. While it’s exciting to grow 20% CBD hemp flowers, if the THC content exceeds 0.3% your crop may be required to be destroyed.
Even if you live in a state which only tests for delta 9 THC and permits higher levels of THCA, it is difficult to ship this flower, so the market is limited, reducing the price. For this reason, most farmers harvest their crop at around 10% CBD well before peak flowering, to ensure they comply with <0.3% THC. Even then, this requires a CBD:THC ratio of 34:1. Most CBD hemp varieties have CBD:THC ratios of around 20:1 or 30:1.
Make sure you check this number and ask for examples of past crop tests to confirm the variety you are choosing meets these criteria. Over the next few years, we can expect to see clarification of THC levels by regulators, and the breeding of high CBD hemp varieties with ratios of 40:1 to 60:1.
What is industrial hemp?
How does hemp differ from marijunana?
How does each work?
If you turn left, that pass is THC. It is caught by your body’s endocannabinoid receptor system. Since that is the part of the brain that produces a natural high (dopamine for you science buffs), the body is tricked by the THC to give your head and body the same kind of reward or “buzz.”
If, on the other hand, you turn right, that’s CBD or cannabidiols. Within your nervous system, you have receptors for a variety of different cannabinoids responsible for sleep, your immune system and injury response, to name just a few. Industrial CBD hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. It doesn’t get you high, it gets to work trying to make you feel better.
Where is CBD derived from the hemp plant?
Why do people use hemp and CBD oil?
What are the health benefits & uses of CBD products?
How else are CBD hemp plants used besides in a liquid suspension?
How does someone use CBD oil?
There are many ways to ingest CBD oil, which is one of the reasons it has grown in popularity so quickly. Here are some options:
Oils & Tinctures
These can be particularly effective for people who struggle with swallowing pills and capsules. Drops of CBD oil are administered directly to your mouth’s absorbent capillaries, working their way through the bloodstream faster than many delivery mechanisms.
Creams & Lotions
Topical creams and lotions are the fastest acting way to utilize CBD for chronic pain management and compromised joints. There are now even prescription CBD treatments for specific skin conditions that pair effectively with traditional pharmaceuticals.
Capsules & Pills
Patients battling serious conditions including seizures, cancer, inflammation and anxiety often prefer capsules/pills as an easy, cost-effective way to ingest CBD oil.
Edibles are sweet or savory food-based products that deliver CBD oil into your bloodstream. Some of the most popular and best tasting options today include gummies and hard candies, cookies and beverages.
What are the different types of cannabis and hemp clones?
There are many strains available and they all claim different characteristics. Our farming base focus is growing high CBD without going over the legal THC limits. We have perfected a stable strain called Sweetened, which will get you a 27:1 CBD to THC ratio and allow you to harvest at 8.5 % without going hot.
Where are these Clones located?
They come from Brighton, CO, a largely agrarian suburb northeast of Denver. We only use climate-controlled trucks for national shipping and we’re experts in logistics, moving xxxxxxx young plants annually.
Can CBD Hemp clones cross state lines?
It can, but it’s always a good idea to let your attorney know you have invested in this new crop and are about to start shipping it. Please remember there’s still probably the usual paperwork needed for the interstate transportation of any agricultural products. It’s also a safe choice to connect with your local DEA office, in case the clone shipment is large. Imagine losing your clones while waiting for the correct paperwork. While we stand by this information, we are not attorneys and not officially liable for these decisions.
What are the clone sizes?
We provide a 50-cell tray. The plants are typically between 4” and 6” tall. Naturally, the 50 cell trays have a more mature root structure than 72.
What is the typical lead time for clones when ordered?
Are these clones tested for bugs?
First of all, if a nursery guarantees they don’t have any bugs, run for the hills. All nurseries should test their clones for bugs, nutrient deficiencies, and bacteria.
Can hemp clones be shipped internationally?
CBD clones can now be shipped across state lines and other country’s borders. Pre-approval is required in some countries and the appropriate paperwork will be needed to any clones crossing state or international lines.
Naturally, as the nation’s laws and opinions about hemp and related products change, there are lots of questions. Whether you’ve never grown industrial hemp before, you just need some craft flower or would like a consultation on acquiring your hemp license, we guarantee you will enjoy working with us. If you have any questions at all, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here for you.