Growing High-CBD Hemp in Canada
What you need to know about growing CBD Seeds in Canada
There are few places in the world that are better for getting started with growing CBD seeds than Canada. Canada has been at the forefront of the hemp industry for quite some time, ever since the country legalized the growth of hemp seeds in 1998. However, at the time, laws limited production to plants that were only intended to be used to create fibrous materials. Then in 2017, as the Cannabis Act was being prepared for enactment in the upcoming year, the excitement surrounding hemp cultivation and its profitability grew immensely. Farmers rushed to the scene, resulting in 123,000 acres of industrial hemp being planted that year.
Today, hemp farming continues to remain a profitable venture in Canada with an increasingly positive outlook. As public interest in natural health products containing cannabinoids increases, so does advocacy for the relaxation of laws surrounding hemp farming.
If you are considering growing CBD seed in Canada on your farm, now is the perfect time to get started. There has never been an opportunity like the present. CBD Seed Co. is here to support you along your journey and provide you with all of the information and resources you need.
Canada’s Regulations for CBD Growing Clones & Seeds
Canadians are enthusiastic about supporting any cause related to natural medicine and the environment, so it’s no wonder that they’ve taken such a liking to CBD. As the public demand for CBD products that can be purchased in stores and online increases, the Canadian government is looking for ways it can relax cannabis regulations.
Currently, the production of hemp is overseen and monitored by Health Canada. Therefore, farmers who want to grow CBD seeds and clones in Canada must obtain special licenses from the government. Farmers must follow the legal guidelines regarding the type of seed being planted. The Cannabis Act dictates that hemp being grown in Canada must come from “certified seed,” be one of the government-approved varieties, and contain no more than 0.3% THC. Farmers must also be able to supply Certified Seed Tags upon request.
Another important restriction is that hemp cannot be grown within one kilometer of a place frequented by minors. Farmers must also clean all equipment before leaving the field and keep thorough records extending back to at least two years prior.
If you want to grow CBD seed and/or clones in Canada, it’s important to be aware of the government rules and regulations. Legal guidelines are predicted to become more lax in the near future, but until they do, it’s best to maintain strict adherence.
Regions of Canada where CBD Is Grown
In Canada, hemp farming takes place all across the country. However, the majority of production occurs in Western Canada, where the soil is drier and the climate is more predictable. This is not to say that one cannot grow CBD seed in Eastern Canada. It is simply a matter of finding the right variety. Ferimon, Anka, and Jutta are all cultivars that grow quite well in Eastern Canada. In 2019, there were 52 cultivars that were approved by the Canadian government for the growing season.
Saskatchewan and Alberta are the largest producers of hemp in Canada. A considerable amount of industrial hemp seed is also grown in Manitoba. It is very possible to grow CBD seed in any one of these provinces. The key is figuring out what cultivar to plant, the best time to plant it, how much fertilizer to use, and when to harvest. CBD Seed Co. can help you determine the best conditions and techniques for your operation.
Canada Hemp & CBD Seed News
As a hemp farmer, it’s crucial for you to stay informed on the latest events and changes in your industry. Laws, guidelines, and restrictions regarding the cultivation of CBD seed in Canada are subject to change at any time. It’s important to stay current with federal laws as well as laws that may apply to your province or region.
CBD Seed Co. provides an abundance of resources to help you stay informed, from newsletters to ongoing emails. You will also be assigned a personal account manager who can address any concerns you have as they arise and help you become aware of any changes being made. We recommend thoroughly reviewing the Industrial Hemp resources on Health Canada. Another great resource is the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance.
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Searching for the best feminized hemp seeds and genetics over the years, Blue Forest Farms became frustrated with the lack of options available and couldn’t find anything that offered the right stability, consistency and results. This led us to start breeding hemp seeds in-house, incorporating genotyping with other scientific techniques and trialing different strains to get the solutions and results that meet our standards. Blue Forest Farms has premium, high CBD hemp seeds available for purchase. Growers of all sizes can buy CBD hemp seeds from Blue Forest Farms whether you are looking to plant thousands of acres or are in need of just a few small packs for your back yard grow.
Blue Forest Farms has provided hemp seeds throughout the world and has established a reputation of delivering hemp seeds that lead to high quality, phenotypically consistent plants that yield federally compliant, legal levels of THC (0.3% or less), meaning they are non-psychoactive and legal to grow across the United States and beyond.
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What Sets Blue Forest Farms Hemp Seeds Apart?
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Genetics is our answer to seeds that actually perform. With consistently high cannabinoid ratios and unmatched uniformity, our genetics take the uncertainty out of hemp to ensure your success.
Achieve an exceptional return on investment. Our stable, genetically isolated seeds give your grow the best chance of success. With CBD levels averaging in the 13-18% range, our low THC, High CBD genetics ensure your crop won’t run hot. Each one of our strains was hand picked for the sole purpose of industrial growth and harvest. Have peace of mind knowing that our exceptional quality control standards, commitment to excellence, and socially responsible approach ensure you are investing in a product that meets or exceeds your expectations.
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All our hemp seeds are feminized and are genetically stable and ready to be planted immediately upon purchase. We isolate our industrial hemp strains to produce products with high CBD content.
Perfect for outdoor or indoor growing climates, and do not require greenhouses to finish. Perfect for extraction or raw flower. Our High CBD Seeds offer exceptional value, with high levels of phyto-cannabinoids and terpenes. Our focus in hand picking these varietals was quality, above all else. Our rare, special strains have gained popularity in the hemp cigarette industry as an alternative to smoking tobacco and marijuana. Invest in the best. Our genetics offer extremely high research, therapeutic and economic value.
Hemp Seedlings & Clones
Blue Forest Farms offers high CBD Seedlings and Clones in addition to their hemp seeds. These are an excellent option for those who are new to hemp or for those who do not have the capacity to germinate indoors.
Seedlings are 21-30 days old when you receive them. We will plant your seeds on a schedule to meet your planting timeline. Clones are 14-21 days old but grown from the cuttings of select plant-lines that exhibit exceptional performance in the field and in post-harvest processing.
What Customers Are Saying About Our Hemp Seeds
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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Hemp Seeds
How much does hemp seed cost?
The price of hemp seed varies by type. There are three types of hemp– high CBD, food grain, and fiber. At Blue Forest Farms, our high CBD hemp seeds range from about $.50-$2.50 per seed, while food grain cost about $5 per pound, and fiber hemp seeds are $3-4 per pound.
What are the best hemp seeds to buy?
If you’re growing hemp for CBD, your best option is BFF’s high CBD hemp seeds, which exhibit unprecedented uniformity in the field and have been genetically optimized with farmers’ outputs in mind. Our varieties have high CBD ratios as well as a 99% feminization rate across the board. The feminization rate is especially important because CBD is extracted from female hemp plants. We are happy to provide a certificate of analysis for any of our products.
Typically, we recommend germinating indoors and planting starts outdoors. If you are unable to germinate indoors, you can alternatively purchase female clones, which are 14-21 days old and ensure exceptional performance with 0% variability. More information about the germination process can be found on our resource page.
If you are growing hemp for fiber or grain production, you do not need to purchase feminized hemp seeds. In fact, some male plants are required to pollinate the female plants for seed production.
Where can I grow hemp seeds?
Hemp can grow in most parts of the US, with the exception of extreme desert areas. Hemp seeds grow best in warm weather and well-drained soil. However, Blue Forest Farms has dedicated themselves to developing strains that have been optimized for each individual, growing climate. If you’re interested in learning which varieties work best in your region, get in touch with one of our sales representatives.
The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of hemp within the United States. That being said, it’s still a highly regulated crop. Hemp licenses can be obtained in 49 states via the that department of agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture. It is illegal to grow hemp in Idaho.
Does hemp seed contain CBD?
CBD is extracted from the flower and stalks of mature hemp plants, not from the seeds themselves. In other words, CBD hemp seeds—like the hemp seeds for sale at Blue Forest Farms—will produce hemp plants that are high in CBD. Again, the seeds themselves do not contain any CBD.
Do feminized hemp seeds always produce female plants?
Using feminized hemp seeds boosts your probability of producing a female plant to at least 99%—eliminating the time, effort and resources spent tending to all plants, and ultimately, determining their genders to remove the males. In our experience using feminized hemp seeds, we typically find one or two phenotypic males per 10,000 plants.
Males have the potential to greatly decrease your yields by pollinating your female plants so we always recommend scouting even if you’re confident your seed is feminized. One or two males in 10,000 plants is significantly less detrimental than 5,000 males in 10,000 plants.
What makes a hemp seed “feminized”?
Feminized hemp seed is produced without the introduction of male genetics. As a result, the plants that grow from feminized seed will not have access to the genetic information needed for male sex organs—ensuring that almost 100% of the plants produced will be female. To learn more about feminization and how it’s done, check out our blog.
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