Clones and Seedlings for sale now in Southern Nevada

Clones and Seedlings for sale now in Southern Nevada

Attention Hemp Farmers in Southern Nevada

700,000 young female plants of; 1ft tall 500,000 plants for $0.50 each, 250,000 plants 1.5ft tall for $0.75 each.
Other varieties and strains started are Cherry Wine and Bouquets (March 15th ish these will be 1ft tall).
Prices determine by volume  of purchase order and time frame
If you already are farming Hemp here is southern Nevada, you may need seedlings, small, medium or large plants and, if you have the timeline, you need seeds. 

Vegas Gardens has been cultivating organically grown hemp over the past few years.  They are a licensed regulated Hemp farm offering, at below market prices, beautiful 13.2% CBD female cloned crop to jump start your planting. These are available in all sizes and they will give you a rotating product that you can resell or continue to regrow for end use.  They only sell to licensed dealers or licensed farms in Nevada. The clones are organic and are certified.

Vegas Garden clones range in size from 8” to 3 ft tall. They have been greenhouse grown and expect to be a  healthy crop that is usable as oil or other marketable products for your end use.

We also offer seeds, which we sell by the pound at $1.00 per seed!

Shipping costs at buyer’s expense. Prices vary and start at $.50 per plant to $1.25 Become our agent or buy our clones inquire at vegasgardens4all@gmail.com

minimum orders of 2,700 clones.

Email us at vegasgardens4all@gmail.com

Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis and It Could Help Restore Their Populations

Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis and It Could Help Restore Their Populations

Bees are major fans of hemp and a recent study has found that the taller the hemp plants are the larger the number of bees that will flock to it.

The new research, spearheaded by researchers at Cornell University and published last month in Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren’t the only fans of weed. The findings also reinforce a study published last year at Colorado State University that discovered the same thing.

The study shows how bees are highly attracted to cannabis due to the plant’s plentiful stores of pollen, and it could pave the way for scientists to figure out new ways to support their struggling population as well as floral populations.

According to the study, the greater the area covered by the hemp plant the greater the chance that bees will swarm to the area. Additionally, those hemp plants that are taller have a much greater likelihood of attracting bees with the tallest plants attracting a stunning 17 times more bees than the shortest plants.

The study also found that as time went on greater amounts of bees visited the hemp plots on a more frequent basis. It sounds almost like the word-of-mouth effect among humans who hear about great deals at a dispensary, no?

The researchers also discovered that hemp, a major cash crop with multiple applications, can support no less than 16 different varieties of bees in the northeastern United States.

The findings may seem strange considering that cannabis doesn’t produce the sweet, sugary nectar that your typical floral varieties produce to attract insects. Nor does hemp flower come in the dazzling array of bright colors that likewise attract bugs. However, the pollen produced by male flowers is highly attractive to the 16 bee subspecies in the study for reasons that remain unknown.

Female flowers—the kind that humans like to smoke for its intoxicating and soothing effects—are basically ignored by bees since they don’t produce any acutal flowers.

The study’s author’s wrote:

What makes the findings so compelling is the crucial impact it could have on suffering bee populations across the United States.

Bee are perhaps one of the most important managed pollinators in U.S. agriculture. Spreading the male sex cells of flowers to their female counterparts in a natural process that is highly crucial to plant reproduction.

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, pollinators are worth anywhere from $235 and $577 billion worldwide owing to their pivotal role in the production of global crops. In the U.S. alone this means that bees are responsible for $20 billion of domestic crop production. Without bees we can kiss almonds, blueberries, watermelon, and other crops goodbye.

The authors of the study made clear that the combination of bees plus hemp won’t mean that folks should worry about cannabinoid-rich pollen sneaking it into their diets nor will the bees start producing honey enriched with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—as nice as that sounds.

Likewise, the presence of cannabinoids like THC in hemp pollen is “not likely to have an impact on bee development due to the loss of cannabinoid receptors in insects.

So while we often like to focus on the recreational or medicinal use of marijuana—in its edible, smokeable, and vape-able forms—this new research shows that the plant can in fact help nature and agriculture in amazingly important ways.

This story originally appeared on The Mind Unleashed.

Tests Find Some Early Arizona Hemp Crops Have Too Much THC

Tests Find Some Early Arizona Hemp Crops Have Too Much THC

Arizona’s budding hemp-growing industry is suffering growing pains as levels of THC that are too high force some farmers to destroy crops instead of harvesting them.

About 41% of the Arizona hemp plants tested for THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high, have failed, according to the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Plant Services Division, which oversees the program.

Growers in other states around the country have had issues managing the THC content of hemp plants, with crops in Hawaii and Nebraska also testing too high, but not as much as in Arizona’s early months, the Arizona Republic reported.

Arizona began issuing hemp-growing licenses to farmers in 2019 and harvesting started later that year.

When lawmakers considered legalizing hemp growing, supporters predicted that the plant use to create CBD oil, rope and other products would an economic boon.

But growers face a challenge in managing crops because the hemp must be destroyed, not harvested, if the THC level is too high.

“At 40%, that’s off the charts,” Sully Sullivan, executive director of the Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona, said of the state’s THC findings. “I’m taken aback by that. That’s substantial.”

A Plant Services Division official official had a milder assessment.

“The failure rate is not unexpected based on anecdotal information from around the country regarding variable seed quality and genetic expression, for THC content, between the varieties planted,” Associate Director John Caravetta said in an email.

Arizona farmers began having the agriculture department test their hemp plants’s for THC levels before harvesting started in late 2019.

Dustin Shill, head farmer for Arizona Hemp Supply Co. which has 40 acres (16 hectares) in Yuma, said although his plants haven’t yet been tested by the department, he’s paid for weekly independent testing. His last batch of 10 tests cost $12,000.

“It’s a high-risk deal,” Shill said. “Right now, it’s just a shot in the dark really. It’s crazy.”

Not spending the money to test is too risky, he said, even though testing costs reduces profits.

“But if you don’t spend that money and go into it blind, you’re just rolling the dice. You got to know when to harvest,” Shill said.

“The THC and CBD go hand-in-hand,” he said. “When it’s going up, THC is going up, so it’s a fine line to determine when it’s ready.”

Ryan Treacy, founder and CEO of an Arizona lab that tests cannabis and hemp, said several factors may contribute to failed tests.

Treacy said that just because a seed for a plant worked in another part of the country does not mean it will adapt well to Arizona’s hot and dry climate.

“Stressed plants do crazy things,” he said, adding that the new environment may contribute to a plant having a higher THC level.

The state’s testing process could be another factor.

Despite the early issues, Shill said he is confident Arizona eventually will be one of the best places to grow hemp in the country.

“Arizona is going to dominate this,” Shill said. “It’s just once we get it all figured out.”

This story first appeared at 420 Intel

Hemp Farmers Face Roadblocks on Path to Replace Wood, Plastics

Hemp Farmers Face Roadblocks on Path to Replace Wood, Plastics

As the first year of hemp farming in Michigan ends, industry leaders say they hope to make plastics and wood from the plant’s fiber — once they hurdle the obstacles to market expansion.

“Every part of it has uses, but the infrastructure isn’t in place to make use of those parts,” said Dave Crabill, communications director for iHemp Michigan, the recently founded association of local industrial hemp farmers.

The state’s pilot program allowed farmers to grow industrial hemp if they signed a research agreement. The state agriculture department is currently accepting 2020 applications from farmers for a second year in the program.

An estimated 15,000 to 30,000 acres of Michigan hemp were grown under that agreement, but the number fluctuates regularly based upon when license applications come in to the state government’s system, said Jennifer Holton, director of communications for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development in an email.

Hemp had been illegal primarily because it is part of the cannabis family, just like marijuana. The 2018 federal farm bill removed hemp from the list of controlled substances and the 2014 farm bill permitted universities and state agriculture departments to study the crop.

Hemp fibers are traditionally used in fiber-based products, including rope, clothing  and mattress-tops, said Theresa Sisung, associate field crops specialist for the Michigan Farm Bureau.

But processing hemp into cannabidiol, or CBD oil used in wellness programs, boosted the plant’s popularity.

An estimated 285,000 acres of industrial hemp were planted in the U.S. in 2019, up from 78,000 acres in 2018, according to research conducted by Brightfield Group, a market intelligence firm for legal cannabis industries.

The firm expects an annual growth rate of 75% per year through 2023.

Michigan’s pilot program was permitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture when it lifted the ban on hemp plants in 2018.

New federal hemp rules were announced last month, including provisions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve hemp production plans, if the plants don’t test positive for excessive concentration of psychoactive chemicals.

As a member of the cannabis family, hemp can have THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, and CBD, marketed as a wellness product to treat anxiety and minor pain relief.  Hemp is legally used for CBD.

USDA regulations require hemp to maintain a THC content below .3%, and states must collect the samples to ensure compliance with them. As the industry matures, it could change Michigan’s manufacturing practices, Cabrill said.

Sunstrand, a Kentucky hemp processing company, is using hemp to create sustainable manufacturing materials like wood and oil-based plastic.

“There is a significant lack of processing in the state,” Sisung at the Michigan Farm Bureau said. “There are a lot of shady people involved in the hemp industry right now because it is so new.”

Some Michigan farmers agreed to send hemp crops to a processing company, only to never hear from the processor again, she said.

Crabill said that for sustainable materials to gain traction, a purchase order from a plastics company that needs hemp fibers is necessary.

But the interest in hemp continues to surge. A breakthrough in making hemp products a cost-competitive plastic substitute could come within three years, Crabill said.

It’s not that Michigan can’t grow the crop, Sisung said.

“We’re seeing it grown all over the state,” she said. “We do have some good soil here”

But before Michigan can revolutionize the hemp product market, farmers have to follow government standards, Crabill said.

Farmers are concerned about unintentionally cross-pollinating with marijuana plants, causing their hemp crops to violate federal law. This is a bigger concern since Michigan’s legalization of recreational marijauna

“A hemp plant is like a horny teenager,” Crabill said. “The pollen of a male plant can travel as far as 20 miles away — the standard is at least 7 miles.”

Crabill said the pollen also increases the concentration of the chemicals near the top of a cannabis plant, which is the portion of the plant that regulators test for THC.

The testing for THC needs improvement, said Brandon Canfield, an associate professor of chemistry at Northern Michigan University.

Hemp is a new commodity, and the history of cannabis criminalization has prevented a robust quality test, Canfield said

Canfield runs the university’s medicinal plant chemistry program. He said the amount of THC in hemp varies depending on when and how you test for it.

Complicating things further, Sisung said, some states have tested for total THC as opposed to a specific kind of THC with a lower concentration.

Any plant that tests above .3% of THC concentration has to be destroyed and any individual with a hemp plant that tests above half a percent is criminally negligent, Crabill said.

This story first appeared at Great Lakes Echo.

Learn to Make HEMP Oil with Fresh Hemp Flower and Thrive…from AZURE FARMS

Learn to Make HEMP Oil with Fresh Hemp Flower and Thrive…from AZURE FARMS

*Available Now ~ Fresh Hemp Flower @ AZURE Organic Farms!

As most of us know by now, “good health can create wealth, however wealth cannot always create good health”  Learn to make Full Spectrum Hemp Oil with fresh Hemp flower and thrive…

It’s the high-minded person that thinks beyond the norm of society, one who thinks with gut and the heart.  Our gut and heart intelligence reminds us to be as natural as possible especially when choosing our health and healing modalities. 

Fresh Hemp being harvested by the bushel with Nathan Stelzer
and the 4 generations of the Stelzer Family, AZURE Organic Farms

We are all blessed at this time that Cannabis is back and now legal in all 50 states to heal the damage that has occurred from a starved endocannabinoid system. This has led to imbalances in our homeostasis and the potential for long term dysfunction.  

I think most of us know by now, we have an endocannabinoid system with receptors for cannabinoids. These receptors are connected to and feed our endocrine and immune system. When we nourish our we bring our bodies back to balance and wholeness. Over time, that’s just a fact. And we have to do our part!

Many of us are challenged to understand this new multi-million dollar CBD industry that has launched its way into our world. There are more CBD Brands than there are people to consume them. Which CBD brand and delivery system would be the best for me and which can I afford on a monthly basis? Am I really getting the most out of the cannabis plant with just one isolated ingredient, CBD?  

According to recent studies there are six common and well-researched cannabinoids—CBD, CBDA, CBN, CBG, CBC and CBDV—each with a specific application. 

If you’re new to the world of CBD, you might be confused and overwhelmed by the list of acronyms above. So, let’s start with a simpler question: what is a cannabinoid? First discovered in Israel in the 1960s, cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds derived from the cannabis plant. These compounds are responsible for the many positive therapeutic effects of cannabis, with each compound offering distinctive properties and benefits. To date, scientists have discovered more than 110 cannabinoids; more are likely to be found as we continue to explore the complex molecular structures of the cannabis plant. https://intrinsichemp.com/cbd-cbda-cbn-cbg-cbc-cbdv-differences/

With this in mind, some of us leading edge investigators are discovering that full spectrum cannabinoids may be the best and most effective way to ingest and deliver cannabinoids to our entire system. 

Michelle Stelzer cutting fresh organic hemp flower for Hempington Post!

How you ask?  Fresh grown cannabis, be it Hemp or MMJ provides full spectrum cannabinoids. Accordingly, whole plant juicing has emerged as the best delivery system available to nurture us back to homeostasis and a balanced immune system, thereby creating wellness on many levels. This is the purest and most cost effective way to self care and self heal our mind/body/spirit. This is priceless! 

Whole plant juicing is the way, beyond CBD. 

I received an anonymous email regarding an Organic Farm here in Northern Oregon that was beginning to harvest their first Organic Hemp Crop and were offering fresh Hemp flower to the public. It is a novel idea for a farmer to make the whole Cannabis Hemp plant available for consumers to juice or to make a simple oil extract that is rich with all the cannabinoids, not just CBD!   

Visiting the Azure Farms in Dufur Oregon Oct 27th was an amazing experience.  

Their grow operation is operated by four generations of the Stelzer family from grandparents through grandchildren, all cultivating a healthy eating lifestyle for the world. Azure farms is family owned and operated and independent 100% NON-GMO Organic farm.

As for the high minded Founder and CEO David Stelzer, his early challenges in life became his saving grace for the future. David feels he is truly in a position to make a huge difference in the world:  

Now, more than ever, people need to know that better nutrition can improve their lives and the lives of those around them.  If people were better nourished, healthcare (or should we say sick-care) costs would be diminished, crime and domestic violence would likely be curbed, and more people could enjoy a truly abundant life.  Azure provides a way for people to have access to that good food at affordable prices.’ comments Suzan Booth David’s executive assistant.

The Hemp operation at AZURE is amazing with 50ish acres of beautiful Hemp flower growing on their Non-GMO Organic farmland. 

With this being their very first Hemp Grow AZURE Farms is doing something very innovative for our world, they are offering to ship fresh whole plant hemp to your door anywhere in the world, while it lasts.  FYI the weather is beginning to chill so dry hemp flower will be availbe… 

HEMP OIL EXTRACTION RECIPE

For HempOil the plants are best dried after receiving, David has created an easy way to make a full spectrum Hemp Coconut Oil.  This can save all of us thousands of dollars over time for our health, and for our the health of our family and friends whom we can share this with. 

You can Contact AZURE FARMS today and purchase your fresh dried Hemp Flower straight from this Organic farm at $32 a lb, with a two lb minimum.  You can thank me after you’ve made your first Hemp Oil or have begun juicing whole plant for life… I’m clearly putting my whole-body stamp of approval on this.

Contact Azure Farms for Raw HEMP and Hemp Oil Recipe!

Contact me directly to discover the best Hemp plant juicer ever at a price you can only say Yes too.  Darlene@HempingtonPost.com  

No matter where you are in life, now is a good time to choose ‘listening to self and our body first’.  I promise feeding our endocannabinoid systems changes realities that could not be nourished any other way! 

Story by Darlene Mea

Edited by Andrew Levine





Mother Nature is Not Hemps Only Risk

Mother Nature is Not Hemps Only Risk

By Jeff Greene – The Florida hemp Council

It’s true. Hemp is the next cash crop. However, before you buy a bag of seeds on the internet, locate a plot of land in sunny Florida, and toss seeds like Johnny Appleseed expecting money to grow out of the ground, first, do the research. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look before you leap; I recommend working with an association to act as a professional guide because navigating these waters will be no easy task.

Case in point, July 2019 is on record as the day merchant service providers threw the hemp industry a major-league curveball. The hemp industry had been on a winning streak and many newcomers to the business hadn’t lived through the bleakness of instant bank account closings, bad product, no product, or wire and revoked merchant privileges, but for those in the industry for any length of time, this was their normal. “I have experienced and heard stories of CFOs spending 60-70% of their time over the last three months completing applications for banking and merchant services,” said Christopher Martinez, Chairman and President of The Florida Hemp Council. The good news is some banks and merchant service providers realize the burgeoning opportunity and are lining the bases with new payment options.

Are your seeds Certified? Seeds are only certified to variety and not to levels of THC, or CBD because this data does not exist…yet. And for every state which has legalized hemp, it’ll take two to three years before a farm turns a significant profit. The growing farms in Florida will not be any different.

As we overcome these obstacles and swing for the fences, the next fastpitch is CBD processing. CBD extraction is the topic of conversation lately and there’s no doubt investment into CBD extraction is already happening in Florida. However, fiber production requires retting, degumming, and decortication. This fiber production technology is advanced in China but woefully neglected in the United States. We know big manufacturers have been sniffing around but until big money jumps into space we can expect it to move at a snail’s pace.

Rounding out the inning are the retailers, which legally must register with Florida to ensure they’re not selling unregistered or uncertified products, plus all organic labeling is accurate and consumer safety. It’s important that retailers request a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each product being sold in their stores from an accredited 3rd party laboratory. Per the FDA, CBD cannot medically cure or treat what ails you, so labels must not claim to do so. Consumers are learning anecdotally via social media and online how CBD, CBG, CBN, and the entourage effect can help with certain health conditions. If products go to a retailer, manufacturer, or another reseller, no health claims are allowed by law on the product label or marketing.

So, as a fledgling industry, where consumers can’t be told how to ingest the products, or how much product to administer, retailers must exercise caution over the watchful eye of law enforcement, manufacturers need clean extraction, and farmers need certified seeds, then how is our business going to grow from under the radar to $20 billion over the next five years? The answer is simpler than you’d suspect – consumers see firsthand that the products work for them and they spread the word. Retailers educate themselves by joining organizations such as the Florida Hemp Council, while manufacturers and farmers do what they have always done, meet consumer demand.