Hemp cultivation has had a global surge in recent years, due to changes in regulations and also increased interest in sustainable plants. So what makes hemp sustainable? Hemp plants are weeds by nature and can grow quickly with little resources, such as water and space - meaning less water consumption, greater yields and less land required. Being naturally resistant to pests, pesticides are also not required in hemp cultivation.
Our CBD crystal isolate is extracted from hemp plants cultivated on the private grounds of the restored 17th century manor house, Masseria Lamacoppa, in the Puglian countryside of Southern Italy. As well as hemp, the land is also home to organic olive groves, lemon groves, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens.
Our supplier has selected specific EU-certified strains of hemp, Cannabis sativa, for their high CBD content. The hemp plants are grown organically outdoors and Good Agricultural Practices-certified, using sustainable farming methods. Once harvested, the hemp plants are dried and the leaves are picked before the CBD extraction process.
Supercritical CO2 extraction is used to extract the CBD. This process is commonly used to extract high-purity active compounds from plants - for example, essential oils. During the extraction, there is controlled removal of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound found in hemp. Supercritical CO2 extraction is a recognised clean and sustainable process, with zero waste.