A note from Oregon CBD co-owner Seth Crawford
It is such a humbling experience to watch a thousand farms across the US popping our seeds in the spring. Each tiny vessel contains the potential to carry out a tremendous task. In less than 140 days from sowing, a seed weighing 12 milligrams will interact with its environment to transform into 12 pounds of stalk, stems, and complex organic compounds that all have tremendous usefulness to the world around it. If this 4.5m-fold explosion in growth doesn't stir reverence or electrify your being with raw inspiration, what can?
30 million years of evolution, around 12,000 years of domestication (and successive re-feralizing) by the humans who came before us provides the foundation. Prohibition stifled large-scale agronomic trait research, while steering underground producers towards high essential oil content with intense taste and smell. Our portion of the dance is to bring these two worlds together to make chemotype, flower time, disease resistance, and hybrid vigor predictably appear in high resin, all female flowers. Gifted cannabis farmers make them sing--a demonstrably unfair advantage in hemp flower competitions.
With continued regulatory uncertainty and a pervasive, once-in-a-century virus threat hanging over us, 2020 is shaping up to be the year of the small farm. Knowing that the best fertilizer for a field is a farmer's footsteps, we are excited to see craft-scale flower production continue to expand--more than ever, quality counts this year. We can't wait to see what you all create, both in your fields and in your lives.
PC: the talented @alika_kai