It’s very important to choose a CBD product from a company that is transparent about where and how their hemp is grown.
There are many considerations including the genetic strain, source of hemp plant (seed versus clones), use of pesticide-free land and surroundings, and use of organic and natural growing processes (i.e. organically grown hemp). Knowledge, experience, and selection of the genetic strain are needed to select plants with the optimal characteristics desired for product efficacy such as high percent CBD, terpenes, flavonoids and low percent THC. Consideration also must be given to the plants’ resistance to disease and insects, ease of growth, water consumption and yield.
For all of its massage and pain relief products, CBD Healthcare Company uses a specific genetic strain of hemp (cannabis) cultivated from the cutting of a “mother plant” that will then grow its own root system to become an identical copy of the original. Cloning in this way is regarded as the only method that provides reliable consistency across a full harvest and beyond. This cloning process allows identical genetic copy to grow year after year.
Cuttings are generally taken from the lower branches of the mother plant that look the healthiest. The cuttings are then encouraged to root in water, soil or rockwool. Roots begin to sprout after one to three weeks, depending on the method used.
The plants are then relocated to mature in fields or other controlled growing environments. While it costs more, this approach provides better product performance, quality, and consistency.