Whether you operate a large hemp farm or want to grow some plants in your backyard, you’ll need to do your research on CBD seeds before you start.
At Blue Forest Farms, we specialize in pure CBD seeds to help your operation, no matter how large or small, flourish. Read on to learn all about this product along with what to look for in high-quality CBD seeds. This is your official buyer’s guide.
CBD Seeds 101
The growth of cannabis culture has seen the industry rapidly expand and innovate in a short amount of time. From novel CBD products to new strains, there have been an endless number of developments.
The same is true when it comes to CBD seeds. These seeds are specifically designed to have high levels of cannabidiol and low traces of the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are legally compliant to be defined as hemp, according to the 2018 Farm Bill.
High CBD seeds ultimately grow into cannabis plants that produce hemp, so they are often interchangeably called hemp seeds. While hemp plants and marijuana plants are the same species, the former contains .3% or less THC so users will get the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol without strong mind-altering effects.
It’s also important to note that hemp seeds don’t have CBD in them. Hemp seed oil is made directly from hemp seeds and contains no CBD. As the plant grows, it’s the hemp flowers and leaves that contain cannabidiol.
Are CBD Seeds Legal
In short, it all depends on the amount of THC found in the final product. While this can be difficult to determine, Blue Forest Farms is committed to selling only hemp varieties that will remain THC compliant based on the federal limits.
Through our own breeding, testing, and genetic analysis programs, we have developed a catalog that will pass pre-harvest compliance testing when grown and tested appropriately. That means you can legally purchase CBD seeds online as long as they produce plants with .3% or less THC.
There’s always a chance that things may not go exactly as expected. It’s important to send samples of your harvest off for testing. If any of your hemp plants produce more than 0.3% THC per dry weight and you don’t live in a state where it’s legal to grow traditional cannabis for personal use, you must destroy the non-compliant plant.
This is unlikely to happen because most high CBD hemp seeds come from plants cultivated to produce significantly less than the maximum allowable THC content. Just watch carefully and ensure you stay above board with local laws.
What to Look For in CBD Seeds
When it’s time to buy CBD flower seeds, here are a few important things to look for.
This ratio is how many parts CBD to THC the strain will contain. The content of each can affect the entourage effect and the user experience. Blue Forest Farms offers ratios 25:1 and up to 30:1.
The consistently high cannabinoid ratios and unmatched uniformity take the uncertainty out of hemp to ensure your success. We’ve utilized genetics to create CBD hemp seeds that are CBD dominant.
Using feminized hemp seeds boosts your probability of producing a female plant to at least 99%—eliminating the time, effort and resources spent tending to all plants, and ultimately, determining their genders to remove the males.
All our hemp seeds for growing are feminized and are genetically stable and ready to be planted immediately upon purchase.
Although the USDA is the main federal governing body, most states have their own hemp programs with their own sets of rules. States with their own hemp programs must submit plans to the USDA for approval, however, only 12 states have submitted plans and received approval.
Our seeds have been lab-tested and proven to reliably meet pre-harvest THC compliance levels. We have all the required documents registered with each state to help with the process.
How Do I Know How Much CBD Is in My Plant?
You’ll probably be curious about the CBD content of your harvest. You can send your samples off to a lab for testing. The lab will provide you with a certificate of analysis that shows you the amount of CBD your samples contain. Your test results will also give you a breakdown of the number of minor cannabinoids your sample contains, like CBG and CBC.
If you live in a state that allows you to grow industrial hemp but not traditional cannabis, you need to send samples off for lab testing anyway.
What Can You Do With Plants Grown From CBD Seeds?
You don’t need to aspire to launch your own CBD brand to grow CBD seeds. Most people grow CBD seeds to cultivate hemp flowers for personal use. If you use CBD daily, you can have your own supply of freshly made CBD oil ready.
Make Your Own CBD Products
You probably can’t make CBD isolate or broad-spectrum CBD at home. The equipment necessary for separating or isolating cannabinoids is very expensive and takes up a lot of space. If you use full-spectrum CBD wellness products, you can make almost anything you want from the comfort of your own kitchen.
You can make CBD tinctures, CBD topicals (like lotion), and CBD edibles and gummies at home by drying, curing, and decarboxylating your hemp flower in the oven. CBD can be infused into edible oils, butters, and the types of oils used to make skincare or beauty products.
Dry, Cure, and Smoke Your CBD Hemp Flower
The easiest way to use your homemade hemp is to dry it, cure it, and smoke your hemp flower. You can also make homemade hemp extracts like CBD hash that you can vape. Doing so will still bring the same positive benefits of CBD for your endocannabinoid system.
The BFF Difference
At Blue Forest Farms, we pride ourselves on providing the best hemp genetics in the industry to our customers. Last year over 4% of all hemp grown in the United States was from Blue Forest Farms CBD seed stock.
We collaborate with some of the top universities for agriculture research in the United States to perform field trials on several of our strains. The data from these field trials, and previous studies conducted across the U.S., allow us to provide informed, data-driven assistance to our customers and offer the best performing strains based on the climate of the customer’s geographic location.
The research program headed by our Ph.D. plant geneticist enables us to take our genetics and breeding program to the next level. With this technology, we conduct genetic analyses, coupled with next-generation, high-throughput sequencing.
Furthermore, we employ cutting-edge molecular breeding technologies that enable us to improve our existing seed stock in addition to generating new strains with novel biochemical phenotypes providing an unprecedented competitive advantage. We pass the benefits of these findings on to our customers, guiding them through every stage of growing their CBD seeds.