The roots of Kentucky’s hemp farming go deep into the soil and climate that helps produce some of the best hemp crops and CBD products anywhere. These roots stretch back 250 years into Kentucky history, since before Kentucky was a state and before America was a nation.
Kentucky farmers have been growing hemp since at least 1775, back when the plant’s fibers were used in rope, paper, ship rigging, twine, and bagging for the cotton industry. When hemp became illegal after World War 2, rebellious outlaws in Kentucky still grew the strongest varieties available. The 2018 Farm Bill finally brought hemp farming into full legality, as long as the THC level remains below 0.3 percent.
Cornbread Hemp was founded in 2018 as a family-owned company that makes the strongest CBD oil allowed by federal law to be USDA certified organic. All ingredients in Cornbread Hemp products that bear the USDA organic seal are also certified organic, and 100 percent of the hemp used by Cornbread Hemp is grown in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
Why is Cornbread Hemp so Kentucky proud? Because the geographical and geological conditions of the state make it uniquely well suited for producing the best hemp in America. The limestone bedrock beneath Kentucky’s soil gives the water a “sweet” taste. It’s the same water that produces the world’s best bourbon and fastest racehorses.
Kentucky is also located on the 37th-parallel, the same latitude as the famous Hindu Kush mountain range, where all indica strains of cannabis originated. That means Kentucky and the Hindu Kush share the same light cycles, which cannabis plants use to determine when to begin flowering and when to produce the resin that contains CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
The Hindu Kush is rugged and rocky, but Kentucky’s family-owned hemp farms are located on the beautiful rolling hills of bluegrass and in one of the country’s most welcoming agricultural microclimates.
“Kentucky is to hemp what Napa Valley is to wine,” says Jim Higdon, Cornbread Hemp co-founder and chief communication officer.
Cornbread Hemp produces the #1-rated USDA organic CBD products with over 650 five-star reviews from verified customers. A cannabis reviewer from LA Weekly said that Cornbread Hemp’s products had “a level of quality that I haven’t found anywhere else.”
Cornbread Hemp makes its products in small batches. And each batch is subject to third-party lab tests. Those test results, or COA’s, can be accessed on the company website and by scanning the QR code on their packaging, so consumers know what’s in the product before they order.
If Kentucky grows the best hemp, then which company from Kentucky makes the best CBD products? One factor to consider is whether a company uses the whole plant in their extraction, or if they are more selective. Reviewing the labels of prominent CBD brands will show they use “aerial parts” of the hemp plant in their extract. This means all the parts of the hemp plant that touch the air — everything but the roots.
A premium brand like Cornbread Hemp does it differently by removing the flowers of the hemp plants from the rest of the “aerial parts,” because flowers are only part of the hemp plant that matter. Using this flower-only method, Cornbread Hemp is able to achieve a more robust full spectrum of cannabinoids than those companies that use “whole plant’ or “aerial parts” formulations.
Cornbread Hemp’s Whole Flower formula also just tastes better, with a smooth natural flavor that doesn’t need a cover flavoring like peppermint that other brands use. All Cornbread Hemp products are available online. All orders placed before 2:00 PM EST always ship the same day via UPS.
From the water, to the climate, to the outlaws who nurtured this crop when it was illegal, to the farmers who tend the legal hemp fields of today, Kentucky grows the best organic hemp in the world. And Cornbread Hemp is its signature brand.