All of our products start their journey from proprietary seeds. Our parent company, Ecofibre Ltd. owns the most extensive private cannabis seed bank in the world allowing us to have access to the best genetics for hemp cultivation.
Our seeds are planted in the rich, fertile soil of Kentucky, located at a latitude, known by researchers to be an ideal hemp-growing climate. We always use organic growing practices - which means no pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs - and our products are also certified glyphosate free.
We work with generational farmers who have taken great pride in working with our hemp plants. Our crops are sun-grown, planted, and harvested by hand - and depend solely on Kentucky rainwater - no irrigation.
After harvest, our hemp plants are taken to our LEED Platinum Plus facility, which is located less than 20 miles from our fields. Here they undergo an ethanolextraction process. While many CBD manufacturers opt for supercritical CO2 extraction, we find that ethanol produces far superior results for hemp extracts.
In our extraction process, food-grade ethanol is passed through the hemp flowers at low temperatures. During this simmer, we gently cradle the flowers as they mix with the ethanol and create natural friction, producing a vapor that is full of beneficial compounds. We then recirculate the ethanol through the plant matter multiple times, allowing for maximum extraction.
Our sophisticated ethanol extraction process effectively removes undesirable plant waxes and chlorophyll without the high-heat exposure used in other extraction methods. While supercritical CO2 extraction is very selective for a limited range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and waxes, ethanol can extract virtually every phytonutrient found in hemp.