What Makes a Good CBD Product?
The answer is high-quality CBD, of course. But what makes high-quality CBD? Is it the hemp and where it’s sourced? Is it the extraction process? Is it third-party testing? As it turns out, it depends on all this and much more to produce full spectrum CBD as effective as Ananda Hemp.
Full Spectrum CBD Done Right
Ananda Hemp has been a leading hemp-derived, full spectrum CBD producer for decades. But how did it get that way, and why should you and I trust our health to their CBD?
Ananda grows all its hemp flower outdoors in the Kentucky soil and has never used pesticides or chemicals on its crops. Industrial hemp is a naturally hearty crop that is resistant to plagues and pests and should never require the use of chemicals.
All of their products are tested at least three times for potency, contaminants, and quality. Consumers can go to Ananda’s website to look up their product’s batch number to see its certificate of analysis.
These are just a few of the facts about Ananda Hemp, one of the best CBD oils on the market. But how do we know it’s not all marketing fluff and PR hustle? … Because there’s a story behind Ananda Hemp, along with some exceptional people with some stories of their own. These people bring industry experience and passion as rich and as full as the range of benefits in Ananda Hemp CBD.
In this article, we’ll kind of “reverse engineer” the Ananda Hemp brand in order to gain an understanding of how and why it’s such a stellar CBD product. We’ll start with the role it played in bringing hemp back to American soil.
Ananda Helped Bring Hemp Back to the U.S.
Ananda Hemp was able to lay that foundation for industrial hemp’s production in the U.S. once again by accomplishing several “firsts.”
- First to change legislation—Brian Furnish, Ananda’s Director of Farming & Global Production, worked alongside Senator Mitch McConnell and others to pass the 2014 Farm Bill, specifically section 7606, which allows hemp to be grown. Furnish has also worked with leaders like Kentucky Congressman James Comer to completely remove hemp from the DEA’s controlled substance list.
- First legal hemp farm on U.S. soil—Since the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, Brian Furnish is the first farmer licensed to grow hemp in the United States. 100% of Ananda Hemps’ products are grown and processed in Kentucky, outdoors, without pesticides or GMOs.
- First to import genetics and hemp seeds—After the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, Ananda Hemp was the first company to legally import hemp seeds into the U.S. In Australia, Ananda Hemp’s geneticists, scientists, and farmers have worked for nearly 20 years to isolate superior hemp strains. Those strains now call Kentucky their home.
- First in research– Ananda Hemp and its partners continue their history of donating more money to hemp-related research than any other organization in the world.
Hemp’s History in the U.S.
Hemp farming is not new to the U.S. It was just gone for a while. Well, truthfully, it was prohibited for nearly a century.
Previously, the U.S. had a rich history of growing hemp commercially. But in the early 20th century, “reefer madness” drove the government to ban marijuana, and hemp got lumped in with its psychoactive cousin’s reputation.
While the two plants are related, hemp is not the same as marijuana. The main difference is in its THC potency. Hemp is non-intoxicating because it contains .3% or less THC by law—that’s an amount that simply can’t get you (or even your dog) high.
Hemp has many industrial, nutritional, and health-related applications, and was previously grown for all of these reasons historically.
Even though it was entirely prohibited in a state-by-state trend during the first part of the last century, the government encouraged U.S. farmers to grow hemp again (for a short period) during World War II in a campaign called “Hemp for Victory.” All hemp rope (needed by the Navy) was imported into the U.S. at the time, but supplies had been cut off due to the war. So farmers were encouraged to grow the crop again. But after the war, hemp production was once again shut down.
The Best of Both Worlds
This is the story of how a reputable Australian hemp company and 8th generation Kentucky farmers came together to bring industrial hemp production back to the U.S.
Ananda Hemp’s parent company is an Australian genetic development company call Ecofibre Ltd. Among the things it brings to the hemp industry table are, to start:
- 18 years of operating experience.
- Ownership of the world’s largest private cannabis seed bank consisting of over 300+ cultivars and ascensions gathered from nearly every continent around the world.
- Possession of a high level of certification per the U.N. Singles Convention, which allows them to legally transfer their proprietary genetics from Australia to the U.S. with DEA import permits.
In America, Ecofibre went to work side by side with Kentucky farmers, including 8th generation tobacco farmer, Brian Furnish. As the Director of Farming & Global Production at Ananda Hemp, Furnish handpicks local farming families to help move the production of hemp forward in America. These kinds of partnerships can only ensure a future for industrial hemp that is built on a solid, honest, expert foundation.
Why Come to the U.S.
In 2016, Ananda Hemp’s parent company, Ecofibre, decided to pull their cannabis farm out of Australia and come to the U.S. Why? Because the laws regarding medical marijuana (including hemp-derived CBD) in Australia were too restrictive. The company feels that the U.S.’s laws are much more progressive and will continue to be.
But there’s another very human story behind the move. Barry Lambert, a major financer and now chairman of Ecofibre, has a granddaughter that has suffered from severe seizures caused by Dravet’s syndrome since infancy. Hemp-derived CBD is the only thing that relieves her condition. In Australia, it was illegal for the Lambert family to give her CBD for this untreatable form of epilepsy.
Exceptional Stories of Exceptional People
Mr. Lambert and his wife have generously donated millions to help facilitate the research of medicinal cannabis. They believe that the U.S. is the place to make real, effective strides with medical cannabis—which probably explains why they have donated $5 million to Jefferson University’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp.
Dr. Alex Capano was the first doctoral candidate of any discipline to focus on cannabinoid science. Initially, she was medical director at Ananda Hemp and a faculty member of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University.
After earning a bachelor of science in neuroscience, Dr. Capano graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania while earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree to become a licensed family nurse practitioner.
While earning her doctorate at Thomas Jefferson University, she worked up the courage to ask her advisor if cannabis was a possible area of study. Anticipating a big, fat “NO!”, she was surprised to learn that Thomas Jefferson was about to announce the first academic center focused on cannabinoid science. That courageous and fateful moment eventually led her to Barry Lambert and Ananda Hemp.
Dr. Capano is now chief science officer for Ecofibre Ltd.
Brian Furnish is an 8th generation tobacco farmer and the Director of Farming & Global Production at Ananda Hemp. He handpicks local Kentucky farming families to help move the production of hemp forward in America, ensuring a future for industrial hemp that is built on a solid, honest, expert foundation.
In the time since 2014, Brian Furnish became the first farmer to grow industrial hemp in the U.S. again. Ananda Hemp is now up and rolling in Kentucky and proudly partners with its parent company, Ecofibre, in Australia.
Ananda Hemp CBD Oil Products
Ananda Hemp Spectrum Gels
This is the way to give yourself the gift of well-being on the regular. Taking full spectrum CBD like a daily vitamin promotes homeostasis (balanced inner well-being). Because of its slow and steady release, this is the product The Hemp Haus recommends for managing chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
Ananda Hemp Full Spectrum Extract
Ananda Hemp’s full CBD tinctures are fast-acting and come in several strengths: 200 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, and 2000 mg. This full spectrum product is loaded with additional beneficial cannabinoids and plant nutrients. It goes under your tongue for rapid relief from aches and pains, panic attacks, and insomnia.
Ananda Hemp Spectrum Salve 125
This powerful, premium, full spectrum CBD is seriously soothing. It’s perfect for post workout, arthritis pain, or those annoying chronic aches.
Ananda Touch Bliss Intimate Oil
If you’ve been missing your bliss, Ananda’s intimate oil can enhance pleasure while reducing discomfort. Packed with premium full spectrum CBD, synergistic terpene infusion, and essential oils, it’s pH balanced and sugar free to ensure safety in delicate tissue. This one was formulated by Dr. Capano, who once specialized in sexual and reproductive medicine.
Ananda Pets Full Spectrum Hemp Extract
Now you can give your pet’s well-being the same attention you give your own. Easy to administer with fast results, Ananda Pets Hemp Extract can be put directly into your pet’s mouth or on their favorite food or treat.