It’s been dubbed ‘the green rush’
An avalanche of cannabidiol (CBD) related businesses has hit the scene, triggered by the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp, a low-THC, potentially high-CBD variety of cannabis. A recent report by BDS Analytics projects that the collective market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024.
In 2016, fewer than 10,000 acres of hemp were grown nationwide; in 2017, nearly 26,000 acres were farmed. But with the proliferation of new farmers and an explosion of CBD products on the market—ranging from tinctures to infused water to mascara—there’s no official system in place to regulate quality, efficacy and sourcing. And since most CBD suppliers don’t reveal their source or provide lab info on the cannabidiol and pesticide levels in their product, consumers and brands are mostly in the dark about a product’s purity and potency. Until now.
“At Garden Om, our mission is to create the best possible CBD product—and a sustainable system that is good for farmers, business, humans, and the planet,“This is the purest hemp extract available on the market.””Founder and master grower Joe Jernegan
Decades of Farming Experience
Jernegan began his career 25 years ago, working at a massive cattle, chicken and pig farm in Arkansas. “It’s not the kind of farming I do now,” he says. “It was a big lesson in what I didn’t want to do—it was pretty disgusting. That first job is a big reason I have the attitude I do now.” After working on farms in the Northwest, he settled in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with his family and started a supply store for local growers and dispensaries.
After nearly a decade of development, Jerengan created the Two Beards™ hemp strain. The crop grows more aggressively, is pest- and disease- resistant and flowers in a shorter amount of time compared to other varieties. But Jerengan isn’t stopping there: He’s constantly improving Garden Om’s Difference hemp strains and is breeding new cultivars for specific commercial applications.
Our hemp is grown by small-batch American farmers who are paid a fair price for their cropJoe Jernegan