Before we can answer the question “How is CBD grown?” we must first understand how hemp plants are harvested.
Growing hemp is the most common method of extracting CBD. Cannabis plants are grown for the purpose of producing CBD. The plant material is then soaked in ethanol or grain alcohol, and the liquid is then pressed out. Once the plant material is extracted, the alcohol evaporates, leaving the CBD oil. CBD is more potent when smoked than taken orally, so it’s best to use buds and not upper leaves. Some hemp plants are marketed for consumption, while others are sold in glass jars or plastic bags.
The flowering part of the hemp plant contains the highest concentration of CBD. It is possible to extract CBD oil from the whole plant by picking the leaves and flowers. Some hemp plants may be topped for the most CBD content, while others are merely harvested for the leaves and flowers. Some hemp plants are cut off at eight to 12 inches from the ground, and the leaves are shredded or left intact. Then, the remaining plant is cultivated in an industrial hemp field, which uses higher planting density than typical agricultural crops.
The benefits of CBD include reducing anxiety and pain, inflammation, and insomnia. There is still more research needed to determine the full extent of its benefits.
In addition to health benefits, CBD has environmental benefits. Cannabis plants require fewer pesticides than cotton. This reduces harmful chemicals released into the environment and improves the health of local waterways and wild plants. This means that cannabis grows without harmful pesticides, making it easier to avoid these in countries with smaller populations.
Here at Amish Reserve all our hemp is grown with the same techniques the Amish have used for centuries in growing their other crops. Organic, natural, and how it is meant to be…Quality!