Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

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Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Julian Cabrera, factory manager at New Earth Biosciences, holds up a large glass beaker to the light containing thick, golden-colored, fully-refined CBD oil in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Julian Cabrera, factory manager at New Earth Biosciences, holds up a large glass beaker to the light containing thick, golden-colored, fully-refined CBD oil in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Julian Cabrera, factory manager at New Earth Biosciences, removes a drained tank from a super critical CO2 extraction device used for making CBD oil in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

The first rendering from hemp plants extracted from a super critical CO2 extraction device on its’ way to becoming fully refined CBD oil spurts into a large beaker at New Earth Biosciences in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Maxwell Reis, beverage director adds a few drops of Cannabidol CBD extract to a mixed drink at the Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. The hemp-derived CBD extract is popping up in everything, from cosmetics to chocolate bars to bottled water to bath bombs to pet treats.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Maxwell Reis, beverage director serves a drink containing Cannabidol CBD extract with a marijuana leaf motif at the Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. The hemp-derived CBD extract is popping up in everything, from cosmetics to chocolate bars to bottled water to bath bombs to pet treats.
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