Autumn Harvest Time and the Promise Ahead

The end of summer and start of autumn is harvest time for many of the local agricultural operations here in the Rockies, and that includes our hemp plants.

This is already turning into a landmark year for Hemp Depot. We’re preparing to harvest about 50,000 pounds of hemp, or about five times the amount we produced last year, as we keep up with growing consumer and corporate demand for hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products.

We also expect to be at full capacity by this time next year; with our production projected to again increase five-fold from current levels. And our Otto brand of hemp seeds is proving its versatility and potency, as we continue to develop hemp with even higher ratios of CBD.

For those unfamiliar with hemp, our harvest and processing breaks down like this:

· All of our plants are hand-harvested from our field.

· Once the branches are removed, we take the hemp stock and place it on racks in our climate-controlled drying facility.

· When the plant material has dried we run it through a hammer mill, to create a fine powder of homogenized, whole-plant material that includes the hemp leaf and bud.

· That powder is then taken to an extraction facility where, through a state-of-the-art process, we create some of the highest-quality CBD products in the world.

Hemp Depot is proud of our reputation as the top distributor of domestic CBD in the country. We also value our commitment to provide you with the highest-quality CBD hemp oil, hemp seeds, hemp clones and flowers available.

This is a very busy time of year for us, but we’re always available if you want to chat with us. Just click on the website’s Contact page for more information.

Introducing Cibadol Zero: one of the first CBD line of products that contains zero THC

As CBD becomes a larger part of the consumer landscape, many people and firms are now looking for the security of a CBD product option that contains absolutely no THC or its intoxicating effects. 

Colorado (September 11, 2017) – Cibadola division of Hemp Depot, known for its production and distribution of consistent, high-quality and potent CBD supplements since 2015, announces a game-changing evolution in CBD:  the new “Cibadol Zero,” a product line that contains absolutely no THC. 

Cibadol Zero products were unveiled earlier this month and are already the focus of growing demand, says company co-founder Andy Rodosevich. 

“Individuals and companies have been coming to us for some time, asking for a CBD product that is THC-free,” he adds“These are people and groups that appreciate the benefits of CBD but also have to deal with issues such as industrial drug testing for THC. The Cibadol Zero products are meant for anyone who faces corporate, cultural or even moral objections to THC and the stigma surrounding it.” 

Cibadol Zero is currently available in four versions: as a pill, tube, salve or isolate powder. All those products, with the exception of the powder, are blended with lecithin and Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): naturally-occurring fatty acids such as those found in coconut oil. The lecithin also makes Cibadol Zero more readily absorbed into the human body. 

“Along with Cibadol’s well-documented quality assurance and truth-in-marketing guarantees, we can now bring to the public the added security of a zero-THC product in every milligram of Cibadol Zero we sell,” notes Rodosevich. 

We invite individuals and businesses to look around our website, click through our products listings and then consider your options when you want a THC-free, hemp-derived CBD product that is legal across the United States. 

For More Information: Visit HempDepotCo.com 

 

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The Difference Between THC & CBD

When asked what the difference is between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), the simple explanation, in layman’s terms, is that THC is the element of marijuana that causes a person to feel “high”, and CBD is the part that makes you feel better, mentally and/or physically. Wikipedia describes THC like so:

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, dronabinol, trade name Marinol) is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of cannabis. The pharmaceutical formulation dronabinol, is available by prescription in the U.S, Canada and New Zealand. It can be a clear, amber or gold colored glassy solid when cold, which becomes viscous and sticky if warmed.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound that has significant benefits, but does not make people feel “high” and can be effective in counteracting the psychoactive properties of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis, or hemp, doesn’t get users “high” makes it an attractive treatment for users that may want to avoid medical marijuana, high in THC. CBD offers some of the same features of THC, however, without the THC high. As many people want relief, but don’t want to have the feeling of being ‘high,’ CBD is the perfect alternative.

CBD oil can also be used in recipes to formulate edible items such as brownies, cookies, fudge, gummies, candies, and various beverages such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fruit drinks that can be quickly and easily consumed, without the psychoactive effects of THC. Isolating the compound from the marijuana plant offers the highest quality, most pure form of CBD.

While THC & CBD are both compounds found in the marijuana, or cannabis, plant, CBD is essentially a structural isomer of THC. This means that while they are chemically composed the same, the atoms in each are arranged a bit differently, making CBD less psychoactive. While both of these compounds interact with our central nervous system and brains, they actually both interact with these areas differently, due to the composition of each of these natural elements. THC offers the high, CBD does not.

How do both of these compounds come about? While they are both found in all marijuana strains, marijuana typically contains only trace level od CBD. As CBD is mainly used in highly concentrated oils, used to create topicals, pills, isolates and syringes, CBD is most widely created from the industrial hemp plant, varieties of hemp have been created that have high levels of CBD (around 12%) and extremely low levels of THC (under 0.3%).

Find the highest quality, most pure CBD products from Hemp Depot. From pills to syringes, we have everything you need.

What is CBD Isolate?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant which offers consumers enormous therapeutic potential. CBD isolate is a relatively new, natural product in the hemp oil industry that is making quite an impression. It is extracted from the industrial hemp plant, and represents the most potent (+99% pure) – and currently the most popular – CBD product available today. In its pure crystalline form, CBD isolate is a fine white powder containing only the CBD chemical compound, and as a natural, plant-derived product, CBD isolate is not a synthetic cannabinoid made in a laboratory.

CBD isolate is a naturally occurring, botanical concentrate. It contains no measurable levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the component that results in a “high” while CBD is non-psychoactive, and is sought after for its unique properties. CBD isolate is odorless and flavorless, and presents as white or clear crystals which can be ingested as is or taken using one of several different methods.

The CBD hemp oil is purified through the use of a proprietary process which filers out plant material and removes excess waxes, producing a pure isolate powder that is 99% CBD, and can be integrated into a number of various products for consumption. Each milligram of CBD isolate represents a milligram of active CBD.

What is CBD Isolate

One of the methods used to consume CBD isolate is sublingually (under the tongue). This expedites the absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. When placed under the tongue and held for 60-90 seconds, the CBD enters the bloodstream faster than if swallowed and is the easiest, most straightforward method for use. Blending with natural oils such as coconut, olive, or avocado is one way to incorporate CBD isolate into recipes for edibles, whether foods or beverages, and is a popular way to ingest this product. Infusing the CBD isolate in honey or agave nectar and using it to sweeten coffee or tea, or as a spread for toast or crackers, is another way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. A new popular trend is to “dab” or vaporize isolate.

Find the highest quality, most pure CBD isolate on the market today at Hemp Depot. Buy online today!

Hemp vs. Marijuana – What to Know

The question as to the difference between hemp and marijuana often causes confusion because they come from the same plant species, cannabis sativa. The short answer to what the difference is between the two plants is hemp does not cause a psychoactive effect and is primarily used for industrial purposes, while marijuana, on the other hand, is used for recreational or medicinal purposes and can cause a psychoactive “high”.

Hemp is one of the strongest and most durable natural soft fibers on the planet. With a long history of industrial uses going back well over 1,000 years, hemp is also one of the most versatile plants. It can be used for a wide range of products to include paper, fuel, oils, medicine, clothing, housing, plastic, rope, and food.

The psychoactive compound most attributed to marijuana is called tetrahydrocannabinol, popularly known as THC. THC is one of the most well-known compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. It is this compound that causes the “high” experienced in recreational marijuana. A distinguishing characteristic between marijuana and hemp is hemp contains very little of this psychoactive chemical, while the marijuana plant contains high levels of THC. It is often this difference that is noted when differentiating between hemp and marijuana.

Some countries such as the United States and Canada have set a maximum THC content for hemp at 0.3%. Though not an official standard globally, it is one that is being adopted more and more, and states are using it to provide guidance on hemp cultivation, which places a firm distinction between what hemp is and what marijuana is. Cannabis with levels of THC higher than this amount is considered to be marijuana. As a comparison, recreational and medicinal marijuana THC content can be anywhere from 5% to over 20% THC.

The two plants also share another well-known cannabinoid called cannabidiol, often referred to as CBD. CBD is thought to contain health benefits but does not cause the psychoactive effect or “high” that THC does. While marijuana contains higher levels of THC, it contains lower levels of CBD. Some strains of hemp, on the other hand, contains higher levels of CBD in the plant, and lower levels of THC. It is also believed that CBD acts to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC, further distinguishing hemp from marijuana.

Though from the same plant species, hemp and marijuana are bred for two distinct reasons, and that breeding extends to how it is grown. While some hemp is grown and bred for its seeds and strong fibers, which are used for its many industrial purposes, marijuana and other strains of hemp (like the ones used to create CBD oil) is grown and bred for the buds and flowers, which users consume.

Typically, industrial hemp plants are grown close together and grow thin and tall, reaching up to 20 feet in height. They tend to have fewer branches or leaves below the top part of the plant. In contrast, marijuana plants or hemp grown for CBD purposes usually have more space between them and are shorter and fuller looking plants with many branches throughout.

According to VoteHemp.Com, “while marijuana is illegal under federal law, the U.S. House has passed the hemp amendment to the Farm Bill. This allows for pilot programs and research to begin on industrial hemp to determine whether hemp farming would add benefits for American farmers and businesses.” They state that “Thirty one (31) states have now defined industrial hemp as distinct and barriers have been removed for its production. The states listed below are able to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606 of the Farm Bill: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.” In an effort to further separate hemp from marijuana legally, many states are enacting policies and legislation surrounding industrial hemp production. For example, in Colorado, as defined in Colorado Revised Statute, Article 61, section 35-61-101(7) Industrial Hemp “means a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3% THC) on a dry weight basis.”

The differences between marijuana and hemp are so distinct that The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program, which regulates the cultivation of industrial hemp, was created to separate hemp cultivation from that of marijuana cultivation. While there seems to be a way to go to clearly separate hemp from marijuana legally on the federal level, many states are taking the lead and making strides to show the differences between these two plants. By defining, acknowledging, and enacting laws regarding their use, and creating programs to manage everything from production to cultivation, states are not only taking the lead in marijuana and hemp use in the U.S., they are doing so with an eye to the differences between the two plants.

Understanding that hemp is primarily a non-psychoactive plant from which a wide range of industrial products are made is the first step in distinguishing it from its cousin marijuana. Understanding the chemical and physical differences helps to further define the two plants as unique in properties and use. With many states now providing legislation and guidance for the use of marijuana as a recreational and medicinal consumable, and those states providing programs for and a definition of what industrial hemp is, it becomes clearer that the two plants are used for different purposes.

Hemp Depot is a leading distributer of hemp CBD oil products. For more information about Hemp Depot and our hemp CBD oil products, please call us at 844-HEMP-234 (844-436-7234) or email us at info@HempDepotCo.com.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD, is one of the most abundant chemical compounds found in industrial hemp (cannabis). Of the hundreds of natural components found within the plant, CBD falls under the sub-class of compounds known as cannabinoids. Different than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the well-known chemical found in cannabis that is psychoactive, causing a “high”, CBD does not induce an intoxicating or psychoactive effect. Because CBD does not cause the high that THC does, it has unique medical and scientific qualities.

 

What is CBD?

 

CBD is extracted from specific varieties of the cannabis plant known to have elevated levels of CBD while having under 0.3% THC, allowing it to be classified as industrial hemp. Industrial hemp growers separate CBD from the other chemical compounds in hemp to make a number of different products. A common and popular use for the non-psychoactive chemical from hemp comes in the form of CBD oil. There are many types of hemp CBD oil products available.

The most potent of all the CBD products is CBD isolate. CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant and quality tested for purity. It is then further refined into a powder containing 99%+ pure CBD. Pure CBD isolate contains no additives or preservatives, and contains the highest concentration of CBD.

 

CBD Isolate

 

Another way for consumers to get their daily dose of full-spectrum hemp oil is through CBD capsules or pills. As many people take their morning multivitamin or fish oil capsule, many are including CBD capsules, gaining the benefits of CBD oil in an easy and convenient form.

CBD tinctures, and liquids (often sold in a syringe) are another popular way people are incorporating hemp CBD oil into their daily regimen. These liquid forms are made by diluting pure hemp CBD oil into a natural oil base such as MCT oil.

As an alternative to oral consumption, CBD oil topical applications like salves, balms, and creams that can be rubbed directly on the skin, muscles, and joints are used to help bring attention to the body and deliver soothing effects.

Hemp Depot is a leading distributer of hemp CBD oil products. For more information about Hemp Depot and our hemp CBD oil products, please call us at 844-HEMP-234 (844-436-7234) or email us at info@HempDepotCo.com.

HEMP DEPOT BRINGS PRODUCT LINE TO NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS IN CALIFORNIA

As one of the largest hemp farms in Colorado, Hemp Depot is proud to partner with New Leaf Community Markets in California. New Leaf will now be featuring Hemp Depot’s entire product line of cannabidiol (CBD) products on their shelves at their retail stores in Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Half Moon Bay. The partnership is a perfect fit for the two companies, as both organizations promote healthy, organic, US produced product lines meant to encourage health and overall well-being.

Hemp Depot Co-Founder Andy Rodosovich is excited about the new venture and partnership, saying:

“We are proud to bring the most powerful CBD products to distributors across the nation like New Leaf Community Markets in California. One of the oldest, most established and respected whole food stores in California, New Leaf is a great partner for Hemp Depot, sharing similar philosophies and values on organic and all natural products.”

The partnership is a great opportunity to showcase Hemp Depot’s extensive product line of CBD-based oils, creams, and other organic CBD products to another health-conscious market like that in the Santa Cruz area of California. New Leaf’s popularity and reputation for advocating healthy, all natural, organic foods and other products makes it the perfect forum to sell Hemp Depot’s products, which are gluten free, soy free, vegan products that are lab tested, certified, and insured, and contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners, dyes, additives or preservatives.

About Hemp Depot:

A leading domestic distributor of CBD in the United States, and one of the largest hemp farms in Colorado, Hemp Depot uses organic farming practices exclusively, and provides the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade CBD hemp oil, hemp seeds, hemp clones and whole plant material.

(www.HempDepotCO.com)

About New Leaf Community Markets:

Based out of Santa Cruz, California, New Leaf Community Markets has a 30-year history in the region as a socially and environmentally conscious all-natural, organic grocer that focuses on health, well-being, and community.

(www.newleaf.com)

Contact: Andy Rodosovich

844-HEMP234 x700

Andy@hempdepotco.com

Cibadol – The Science of CBD

Of the dozens of cannabinoids that have been identified and researched, cannabidiol (CBD) is the one that makes the most headlines and appears to hold the most promise.

Clinical scientific research on CBD and its potential benefits are still in their early stages, but a growing number of consumers are already incorporating CBD into their lifestyles.

At Cibadol we’ve been bringing a new level of consistent, high-quality and potent CBD supplements to the market since 2015.

What distinguishes Cibadol is its extra-strength CBD; developed after years of work to produce some of the highest CBD ratios available while using methods that ensure a pure and high potency products.

Our CBD is constantly monitored for quality control. Our extraction process uses state-of-the-art equipment and is done under the supervision of highly-trained specialists.

The final result is our unique line of CBD isolates, CBD oil syringes, CBD pills and topical salves: all designed to suit a wide variety of needs.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to both perfect our products while staying attuned to our customers’ wishes,” says Andy Rodosevich, who with Luke Pickering co-founded Cibadol.

“That innovation is more than just a good business model when it comes to CBD,” he adds. “It helps us plan for future uses of our products, while we fine-tune our quality assurance and manufacturing systems.”

Cibadol has therefore helped to bring a new level of consistency and potency to the CBD market. That thirst for innovation, coupled with a “white lab coat” manufacturing environment, has allowed Cibadol to define, establish and maintain the industry’s top quality assurance system.

Cibadol also uses a detailed batch entry system, ensuring the best supply chain quality control while guaranteeing against any degraded product entering or staying in the system.

Being at the forefront of a new business sector has both its challenges and opportunities. But being a pioneer also means coming up with breakthroughs. We’ve been fortunate to come up with an extraction and manufacturing process that brings to you some of the most concentrated CBD oil available, in consistently-manufactured products that are of the best quality.

“This CBD brings together the best of all worlds,” says Rodosevich. “It’s a non-GMO and full-spectrum cannabidiol, which ensures consumers are getting the best benefits of CBD without any of the questionable additives or growing processes you might find elsewhere on the market.”

At a time when more people are considering CBD and incorporating it into their daily routines, Cibadol is aware of our responsibility — to bring to our growing consumer base around the world a product line that stands alone in its potency, easy usage and high quality standards throughout the manufacturing process.

We invite you to join us in this adventure and would love to hear from you. Our staff is also available if you have any questions; just go to our Contact Us page.

We have what you’ve been looking for: Pure, high-quality CBD grown under organic standards

If you’re reading this, you’re part of a growing movement: of people wanting to know more about cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating chemical compound found in cannabis.

CBD’s potential is currently being explored in a wide variety of clinical trials. And for several years now, Tru Organics has been helping consumers and businesses that are looking for full-spectrum CBD oil from hemp.  As you know, hemp is a variety of cannabis that unlike its genetic “cousin” marijuana contains little to no THC; the compound that makes marijuana users “high.”

We began developing our exclusive line of CBD supplements back in 2015, when our parent company Hemp Depot established a 120-acre hemp farm in eastern Colorado.

Unlike the hemp-derived CBD found in some other supplements, whose origins and quality can be questionable, Tru Organics’ CBD is grown under standards approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute (ORMI), an international non-profit organization that determines which products are allowed for use in organic production and processing.

We don’t use pesticides or herbicides and always use organic farming practices.

“Hemp is naturally pest resistant and fungus resistant, which makes it easy to grow without pesticides, which is what we like to do,” says Luke Pickering; who with Andy Rodosevich founded Tru Organics and who takes care of day-to-day growing operations.

Tru Organics’ hemp crops were started from scratch. Not only do we use traditional agricultural growing methods but our unique strain of hemp, Otto II, was created by famed plant geneticist Ben Holmes. Otto II has developed a wide-spread reputation as a top-quality industrial hemp plant that produces some of the highest levels of CBD available commercially.

“Our extraction methods are done by trained specialists and produce consistent, high quality CBD oil,” says Rodosevich. “So we not only farm some of the best all-natural CBD industrial hemp in the world but also manufacture the most concentrated CBD oil on the planet.”

All Tru Organics products are constantly monitored for quality control, and geared to meet our consumers’ needs.

Our CBD is also available in a variety of forms, from easy-to-digest pills, isolate and tinctures to a relaxing topical body cream.

“Unlike a lot of our competitors we are in this business for the long game,” says Rodosevich. “We’ve been working in the cannabis sector for close to a decade now, and understand not only what’s required to produce pure, clean CBD products, but also how important CBD oil is and will become for our customers.”

CBD for pets: a whole new world of supplements designed for your furry friends

There’s been a lot of news lately about cannabidiol (CBD), the chemical compound in cannabis that doesn’t get you high. There’s also been a lot of news about how CBD has the potential to help our pets, and Pure Pet is part of that movement.

“Having a line of CBD supplements just for pets is pretty revolutionary,” says Andy Rodosevich, who with partner Luke Pickering started Pure Pet in 2015.

“Considering all the reasons that humans now want to take CBD it makes sense to have CBD pet products that are specifically formulated and flavored for animals.”

Pure Pet CBD comes from hemp, not marijuana, and is manufactured with the same high-quality CBD extract used by its parent company, Hemp Depot, for its other products.

It is naturally sourced from farms that have strict organic farming practices – and it is extracted from the Otto II strain of hemp, which contains the purest and highest CBD ratio available.

“We’re hearing about companies in this market that are grinding up hemp stalks and simply placing that powder in pills, which means hardly any CBD of value,” notes Rodosevich. “Our hemp stalks go into the compost pile. We produce all of our Pure Pet products with the same quality ingredients and full spectrum hemp oil that goes into our consumer line.”

Pure Pet CBD supplements are available in pill, oil or tincture form; which allows for an uncomplicated and consistent dosage. They also come with pet-friendly flavorings that can be easily added to your friend’s treats or food.

Dosing suggestions for your pet are on the Pure Pet packaging. “Our average, baseline dosage is for a medium sized pet,” says Andy. “But you can customize that dosage to suit your pet’s size and condition.”

(Our staff is also available if you have any questions regarding CBD, dosage and how best to use the Pure Pet line; see the ‘Contact’ information on this web site.)

The study of CBD and its possible health benefits are still in their early stages, but consumers around the world are starting to appreciate what hemp-derived CBD can do for themselves and their animal companions.

“It’s very gratifying to hear from our customers, especially when they talk about how our CBD supplements have worked to improve the quality of life for their pets,” says Rodosevich.

“We expect that, once people become accustomed to CBD pet products, that Pure Pet will become a familiar product line in pet stores and veterinary clinics across the United States.”

We invite you to join the thousands of pet owners who have come to trust our products and rely on us for the most standardized, highest-quality, naturally-derived CBD available from hemp.

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