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In the winter of 2018, we set out to find the perfect CBD hemp strain for our farm. Here were our priorities:
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1) Proven track record being grown in the upper Midwest
2) High CBD content
3) Low THC content
4) Sativa strain (shorter growing cycle, better for daytime use)
5) Strong minor cannabinoid profile
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During our first meeting with our seed supplier, we asked if they had any non-GMO strains well-suited for organic cultivation in the upper Midwest, and they suggested Hawaiian Haze.
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The high CBD content and low THC content was also very attractive. The higher the CBD content of the hemp, the more potent the extract, and the more potent the extract, the better your tincture will taste. Additionally, a high CBD-to-THC ratio facilitates the THC remediation process to create broad-spectrum (THC-free) distillate.
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As a sativa strain, Hawaiian Haze has a shorter harvest cycle, which is essential in colder climates like our farm in Wisconsin.
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Perhaps most importantly, we only grow one CBD strain. That means that your customers can expect to have the same results from batch to batch. Companies purchasing extracts from other labs, or using a variety of hemp strains to make their products, will have tinctures that vary in color, taste, effect, and effectiveness.

In 2019, we planted 12,000 feminized seeds of the strain Hawaiian Haze in our farm. The seeds were started in a greenhouse and transplanted to the field six weeks later. 

In 2020, we planted over 8,000 feminized seeds, splitting the crop between high-yield CBD (Hawaiian Haze strain) and high-yield CBG plants (Stem Cell strain), and in 2021 we planted over 2,000 feminized seeds again splitting the crop between high-yield CBD and high yield CBG plants with the same strains. We did the same for the 2022 crop, and in 2023 and 2024 we planted over 1,200 feminized seeds, again splitting the crop on our farm.

Our process for finding the ideal CBG strain for our farm was similar to the process we used to find the ideal CBD strain. We asked our seed supplier for a non-GMO strain that was ideal for organic cultivation in the Upper Midwest. They suggested Stem Cell, highlighting the fact that it has/is:

• Excellent uniform, field-ready structure
• Ideal for biomass producers
• Dry trichomes do not gum up combines, allowing for mass harvest
Like we do with our Hawaiian Haze CBD biomass, we use our Stem Cell CBG biomass in processing out our lab where we make full-spectrum CBG distillate that is both sold in bulk to manufacturers and is used to formulate the Sunny Skies CBD product line. 

You can see the video showcasing the seed-to-sale process below!

Follow us as we document the 2024 hemp growing season, providing a look at how we truly are a soil-to-oil CBD company. Click here to view the videos!

FAQs

Are you certified organic?

We use organic growing methods, organic MCT oil in our tinctures, and as many organic ingredients as possible. However, we have decided against applying to be organic certified. We have been eligible to apply since we completed our fourth growing season in November 2022 (which was our third year growing on the same plot of land), but we don’t like that the USDA takes a percent of every sale. Growing hemp using organic methods is very easy – most growers use organic methods. But we don’t think it is worthwhile.

Are you a licensed USDA Hemp Producer?

Yes! Additionally, we are a licensed Hemp Processor in Wisconsin, and our lab is a FDA-licensed Food Processing Plant.

What strains of hemp do you grow?

We grow two strains of hemp, Hawaiian Haze and CBG Stem Cell.

Hawaiian Haze is a popular strain of hemp. Here are some of the qualities of Hawaiian Haze hemp:

  1. Flavor and Aroma: Hawaiian Haze has a sweet, tropical flavor and aroma that is reminiscent of pineapples, mangoes, and other tropical fruits. The terpenes in Hawaiian Haze are responsible for their distinct flavor and aroma.
  2. Cannabinoid Profile: Hawaiian Haze is a high-CBD strain, with CBD levels typically ranging from 15% to 20%. It also contains small amounts of other cannabinoids, such as THC, CBG, and CBC.
  3. Appearance: Hawaiian Haze buds are typically light green with a dense, frosty layer of trichomes. They are often covered in orange or brown hairs, and may have a slight purple hue.
  4. Growing Characteristics: Hawaiian Haze is a relatively easy strain to grow, and can be cultivated indoors or outdoors. It has a flowering time of around 8 to 10 weeks, and can produce high yields if grown under optimal conditions.

CBG (Cannabigerol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is the precursor to other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. The CBG stem cell hemp plant is a specific strain of hemp that is cultivated to contain higher levels of CBG.

Overall, the CBG stem cell hemp plant and CBG itself offer potential therapeutic benefits for a wide range of conditions. However, more research is needed to fully understand the extent of CBG’s therapeutic potential and to develop effective treatments based on this cannabinoid.

 

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