Superior Farming: High quality strains of hemp are high in CBD because they are grown in nutrient-rich soil in the United States. Some examples of superior farming include:

  • Water saving practices- farms that conserve water have water recycling processes in place along with technology that anticipates watering needs based on real time weather patterns.
  • High density crops- This is often referred to as the “sea of green” approach, where plants are in close proximity, allowing for more rapid crop maturity while reducing herbicide/pesticide use.

Extraction– Companies that produce high quality CBD are cGMP compliant. This means they follow the highest standards for manufacturing. Companies that invest in the extraction and purification process typically use the extraction process that involves supercritical CO2.

THC Removal and Refining– For high quality THC-Free CBD, one of the most important steps is to extract even the most minute traces of THC. THC is the compound found in cannabis that produces the “high” associated with (primarily) the marijuana plant.

Third-Party Lab Testing– Before any batch is released, companies that produce high quality CBD invest in vigorous third-party testing. Every batch should include microbial testing (E. coli, yeast, mold), potency (ensuring label accuracy), heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium) and at least 60 pesticides.