CBD Education

Plant/Body
Harvesting Fiber
Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products including rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, food, paper, bioplastics and biofuel.

Hemp fibers have been used in prototype quantities to strengthen concrete, and in other composite materials for many construction and manufacturing applications.

A mixture of fiberglass, hemp fiber, kenaf, and flax has been used to make composite panels for automobiles.
The first identified coarse paper, made from help, dates to the early Western Han Dynasty.

Hemp shives or hurds are the core of the stem used for animal bedding or for horticultural mulch.

Harvesting Seed
Seed is essential to grow for ensuring future crops & to know it isn’t contaminated with harmful chemicals. The seed also contains lots of beneficial health attributes when cold pressing it into hemp seed oil, gaining popularity in recent years due to its skin benefits.

Harvesting Resin
Resin, or the trichomes, is where the most medicinal attributes of the plant are found. Containing pretty much all of the cannabinoids that are known to man. When extracted, you find yourself with an extremely strong medicinal oil. Many cases linked to killing cancer cells as well as an Anti-inflammatory and many, many more.

Farm Bill 2018
The Farm Bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and allows farmers to pursue federal hemp cultivation permits, while individual states can regulate the industry within their borders as they see fit.
The MDAR Hemp Program currently provides oversight and regulation of hemp for commercial purposes in Massachusetts under M.G.L.c. 128 Section 116-123. The Hemp Program has regulatory authority over Industrial Hemp, and oversees all licensing for hemp cultivators and processors, and enforcement for laws and regulations pertaining to Industrial Hemp in the Commonwealth.
The Hemp Program offers the following services:
• Licensing for Growers and Processors through an application process
• Inspection of growing sites and processing facilities
• Education and outreach to interested parties and hemp program participants
• Certification of Industrial Hemp through regulatory testing to ensure THC levels below 0.3%
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

Seeds
Acquiring some of the finest hemp seed bred in the united states withstrong genetics. Test results passing MDAR evaluation. In Compliance.
Veg
We germinate the seeds in our own blend of tested soil. After a couple weeks we transplant them into bigger pots, building a strong root structure.
Flower
Beginning in August, the sun cycle starts to recede, initiating photosynthesis in the plants. Converting into flower, the plant now begins to produce flower with visible resin.

Types of CBD Extract
Full Spectrum
Refined crude oil into the form of distillate. Its consistency is like that of honey. Containing the entire cannabinoid profile it offers the highest and quickest form of medical relief. when all of the cannabinoids are present, they work in a synergistic way out preforming broad spectrum and isolate based products.
Broad Spectrum
Starting with full spectrum oil and chemically removing the THC molecule creating a "THC free" refined oil. This offers more medicinal relief than Isolate, but you don't get the synergy effect from the full spectrum.
Isolate
This is the chemical extraction of a single molecule. starting with full spectrum oil, they extract just the CBD molecule and it crystalizes, turning into a powder form.

Solvent Extraction
Also known as supercritical fluid extraction, which is perhaps the most effective method for maintaining terpene levels and preventing cannabinoids from being deactivated during the extraction process. The most advantageous aspect of CO2 extraction is the fact that when used as a solvent, carbon dioxide leaves behind no residues. Praised for its relative safety in terms of toxicity as well as environmental impact. That said, the lengthy purification process required to remove co-extracted constituents, such as waxes and plant fats, from the extracted product can take away from the final cannabinoid and terpenoid profile of extracts yielded during supercritical CO2 extraction.
CO2
Effective, efficient, and safe to handle. The FDA classifies ethanol as “Generally Regarded as Safe,” or GRAS, meaning that it is safe for human consumption. Safer than butane and more effective than supercritical CO2, but when a concentrate retains chlorophyll, it will introduce a dark color, which is not pleasant.
Alcohol
Butane, the most common hydrocarbon solvent currently used in extraction, is favored for its non-polarity, which allows the extractor to capture the desired cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis without co-extracting undesirables including chlorophyll and plant metabolites. Butane’s low boiling point also makes it easy to purge from the concentrate at the end of the extraction process, leaving a relatively pure byproduct behind. Butane is highly combustible, and incompetent home butane extractors have been responsible for the manifold stories of explosions resulting in serious injuries and giving cannabis extraction as a whole a bad rap. Furthermore, low-quality butane utilized by unscrupulous extractors can retain an array of toxins that are harmful to humans.
Butane
Our preferred method …. Its name comes from the water process used to collect glands from the trim, leaf, and buds. On a fundamental level, the process works because cannabinoids are not water soluble, meaning that the desired resins are not damaged by contact with water and ice. Water hash can be smoked as loose, granular resin or pressed into traditional hashish: High-quality loose hash can easily be pressed into hashish using nothing more than the palm of one hand and some light, brisk friction, applied using the thumb of the other hand. Loose or pressed, many people are still enthralled by the unique, full-spectrum experience of this potent natural product. All water hash methods use water, ice, and agitation to separate resin glands from plant material. Water and plant material are placed in a bucket that has been lined with filtration bags, similar in composition to the screens used for making dry sift kief . Like those screens, the bags filter the glands by micron size, separating the hash from the trash. A micron is one-millionth of a meter, or .001 millimeters. The material is stirred to knock the trichomes free, and while the plant material floats in the top bag, the glands (which are heavier) sink and are collected in the lower bags. As with all extraction methods, cold temperature is a key element of water hash production. The ice keeps the water and material very cold so the glands remain brittle and snap off with agitation. After the material is agitated in ice water, it’s allowed to settle. Then the bags are separated, and the glands are removed from each one. After the water hash is dried, it’s ready to smoke. Water hash varies in color and can be many shades of white, brown, red, even purple. When extracted from the finest-grade material, the potency of water hash can test as high as many solvent hash products, with up to 80% cannabinoid content.
Ice & Water