Commitment to Transparency

Safety. Purity. Peace of mind.

Our documented, seed-to-shelf traceability begins by knowing our Kentucky farmers personally. Then we process using both CO2 extraction and winterization—a combination rare in our industry but one that yields the purest quality extract possible. Our products are then third-party tested by nationally recognized laboratories.

CANNABIS 101

HEMP

HEMP

"Hemp" is one variety of the cannabis plant, which refers to plants that contains 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).

Non-Psychoactive | Low THC Content | High CBD Content

CANNABIS

CANNABIS

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family, related to hops and, more distantly, roses. Cannabis can be used for an incredible range of products from paper to medicine. There are multiple species of cannabis, the most well-known being indica and sativa. Both species naturally produce many beneficial organic compounds including terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and especially cannabinoids.

MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA

"Marijuana" is a term used to classify varieties of cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight).

Psychoactive | High THC Content | High CBD Content

THC

THC

"THC" is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, and is probably the best-known cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

CANNABINOIDS

CANNABINOIDS

“Cannabinoids” is a proper name for the compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are over 113 different cannabinoids naturally occurring in cannabis, with different healthful and beneficial properties. The two primary cannabinoids produced by cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors in the human body that bind with cannabinoids. Two different receptors have been identified, CB1 and CB2, which help regulate various biological processes such as brain cell activity and the immune system’s inflammatory response.

CB1
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

CB1

Cannabinoid receptors are a part of the endocannabinoid system, which regulates physiological processes. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, as well as other parts of the body.

CB2
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

CB2

Cannabinoid receptors are a part of the Endocannabinoid System, which regulates physiological processes. CB2 receptors are primarily found on white blood cells, the peripheral organs, and in the immune system.

TERPENES

TERPENES

Terpenes are fragrant, organic oils found in a variety of plants like rosemary, lavender, and even pine trees. Terpenes contribute to the healthful benefits of cannabis plants. There are more than 200 known terpenes, each with a different profile and set of effects. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system throughout the brain and body to deliver unique qualities and effects.

CBD

CBD

“CBD” is short for cannabidiol and is one of the most commonly known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD is a highly beneficial cannabinoid, best known for its role in treating neurological disorders and mitigating THC’s psychoactive effects.

In 2018, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first medication using CBD, called Epidolex, to treat two rare but severe forms of epilepsy that begins in childhood.

ANATOMY

of a Cannabis Plant

FAN LEAF

FAN LEAF

The most recognizable part of the cannabis plant, fan leaves vary in size and shape across different species.

TRICHOMES

TRICHOMES

Trichomes appear on cannabis buds as crystal rein and develop with the specific purpose of protecting the plants against natural elements and predators. However, trichomes are also the home to the most potent source of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Hectare’s oil is sourced only from this part of the plant!

MALE

MALE

Cannabis plants are male, female, or both. The male plants pollinate the female plant, which kicks off flower and seed production. While male flowers serve a purpose for reproduction, they are not used for cannabis products.

STEM

STEM

The cannabis plant grows on a tall, thin stem, though the exact height varies across species and varieties.

FEMALE

FEMALE

Cannabis plants are male, female, or both. The female plant produces large flowers containing trichomes, which we trim down and turn into the cannabis products we offer.

QR codes on our packaging

All of our product packaging comes with a QR code. Scan the code with a smart phone and it will link you to documentation attesting to the safety, purity, and date of that individual batch. Yep, you can be certain you are getting a quality product from Hectare’s.

Extraction and processing

Hectare’s uses C02 extraction and winterization to produce the highest quality CBD oil. This process is commonly used in biotechnology because it provides such an exceptional level of accuracy. You can be sure that every dose of Hectares is pure, safe, and consistent. No surprises, no unnecessary additives, and most importantly—it's 100% certified by Universal Labs, a nationally-recognized third-party testing facility.

Winterization: taking purity to the next level

Winterization is the removal of lipids from crude extract during processing to achieve very high purity. Filtration methods are vital to ensure proper winterization of the hemp extract. A considerable quantity of the CBD content can be maintained due to the low temperatures through the process. The purity of winterized extract achieved through winterization eliminates the need for further refinement.

Earth-friendly CO2 extraction

CO2 extraction is a natural, safe, and versatile method of extracting plant botanicals and yields an exceptionally pure product. It uses only the natural, life-giving elements of carbon and oxygen within targeted parameters to ensure full extraction of cannabinoids while minimizing the extraction of other compounds such as plant waxes, lipids, and chlorophyll.

Our Spectrum of Benefits

Which Hectare’s offering is right for you?

CBD products in the marketplace are typically divided according to the range, or spectrum, of cannabinoids included in an extract or finished product. It’s important to remember that there are no governed or official definitions when it comes to product “spectrums,” so how companies choose to define them can vary.

FULL SPECTRUM

Unrefined hemp extract or crude oil which contains everything extracted from the plant, including many cannabinoids such as CBD, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids. It also contains minute traces of THC (0.3% or less).

BROAD SPECTRUM

Refined hemp extract. Refinement which removes psychoactive compounds like THC, but leaves all other cannabinoids (like CBD), plus organic compounds such as terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids.

ULTRAPURE

Also known as isolate, is fully refined hemp extract which has been stripped of all other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, yielding only CBD.

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