“CBD is a biproduct of hemp, just as money is a biproduct of truth.”

Ryan Early, also known as Farmer Ryan™, is a serial entrepreneur and inventor for the cannabis culture starting in Oklahoma and has been on the path to uncovering the truth about hemp since he was 13 years old. Growing up, Early was taught by his Mother and Grandmother the power nature has in maintaining and healing our human microbiome. While most think of Cannabis as the psychoactive pastime used on “That 70’s Show”, Farmer Ryan was taught nature was medicine then became determined to know why Cannabis was being demonised.

In early 2015 Early was asked to help Oklahoma legislators with a CBD Bill… which turned into what we now know as “Katie’s Law” as well as the expanded legislation filed as HB1559, gaining access to CBD for all Oklahomans and paving the way for the founding of CanTek Labs. However, he saw room for improvement and continued his time at the Capitol, including late nights of research and writing til finally in 2018 HB2913 passed, allowing him to partner with NWOSU to fulfil his dream of researching USDA compliant hemp, its Terpene complex, soil microbiomes, environments, breeding, and developing the SOPs to suit farmers all over the world! This research honored his promise of action showing the ability to have Tracked, Tested and Trusted CBD products. This also allowed his FDA registered lab, Can-Tek Labs™, to become a sought out raw ingredients or turnkey product provider specializing in their beloved hemp oil.

What is Hemp?

The 2018 US Farm Bill defined hemp federally as Cannabis Sativa containing less than 0.3% total potential THC on a dry weight basis. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid known for its psychoactive side effects, whereas Hemp is traditionally known for its industrial and textile purposes. But not all Hemp is suitable for textiles. Some contain high levels of therapeutic and even medicinal cannabinoids while maintaining low levels of THC. With the boom of the CBD industry beginning in 2016, Hemp has a whole new purpose in today’s world. Researchers and compounding pharmacies are using CBD in products and making headlines with its potential as an alternative to some modern-day medications. For hundreds of years, both physicians and individuals have used Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp’s proper name) for everything from medicine to food, from clothing to ships sails and riggings. Hemp seed oil is broadly used today for its omega-rich profile and legality as an ingredient used topically or ingested- however, there are no cannabinoids in the seed. That brings us to the question of what is a cannabinoid? Cannabinoids are chemical compounds associated with the Cannabis plant, where THC is primarily attributed to the “High” typically associated with Marijuana…But now being hailed as having the potential to stop epilepsy, The latest research shows potential for a common hemp compound to treat the symptoms associated with Covid infections.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a phytocannabinoid and is one of 113+ known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, predominately in Industrial Hemp. CBD is widely used by multiple manufacturers all over the globe with custom formulations in various products, ranging from topicals, tinctures, cosmetics, sports drinks and even pet products. In addition, several drug companies have products pending clinical trials aiming to treat a wide array of symptoms. Although CBD is available as a supplement from many legal retail outlets and online, remember, Not all CBD was created equal. Quality products will provide their consumers with Tracked and Tested products at every stage. Without a clear set of manufacturing guidelines and enforcement of those regulations, there remain many products on the marketplace today that may be sourcing synthetic or contaminated CBD and bringing those to market with no recourse of action at this time. There are no limits to what consumers seek to use CBD products for in everyday and chronic wellness, and there is no shortage of “Fly By Night” companies trying to get ahead of the marketing curve for the “next best thing.”

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So What Is the Difference between Hemp and CBD?

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CBD is most prevalent in the hemp plant, though CBD is found in low levels in some Marijuana Strains typically deemed more medicinal than strains producing only THC. CBD is a component, or rather cannabinoid that farmers can now grow from hemp in many states to use for many purposes. One of the top reasons is the high demand for hemp oil or CBD from American Grown Hemp. The Recent Publication of Dr Breemen stated that the found benefits of CBDa and CBGa compared to many other foods and medicinal herbs were a preventative of the Covid 19 virus. They specifically say CBDa and CBGa from hemp plants which excite research farmers. CBG, or Cannabigerol, is the Precursor to the many compounds found in both Hemp and Marijuana plants. Farmer Ryan™ already has ten high yielding USDA compliant CBD strains and 2 (two) high yielding CBG strains in his Midwest Microbiome Repository™ and are in motion at his research farm, all low in THC and compliant with the Federal limit of 0.3% THC for certified industrial hemp standards. I hope you now understand it’s not about a difference, but that CBD comes from a hemp plant. It’s as simple as that.

On a similar and additional note…

Marijuana and Hemp, as classified by the DEA in the 1969 USCSA, are very similar in many ways, yet very different in others. We often Stereotype the two labels as “Dope and Rope”. While that is true for some species of cannabis, it’s very far from accurate for others. Within our “Project Hemp For Victory™” campaign, we have discovered and collected Landrace Heritage Hemp Genetics ™ now residing in our MWMGR™. Within some of those specimens, we identified several categories of characteristics, and one of the main ones bein THC potential. We soon found that many of the genetics collected could produce unique levels of several cannabinoids of interest. While many had non-compliant levels of THC, some were producing extremely high levels of CBD and other lesser-known cannabinoids such as CBGa and CBDa. Through many months of cultivating and testing these selected plants in a controlled environment, we successfully identified which of the plants held value in their respective attributes, all while maintaining USDA compliance for total potential THC levels. This was the basis and building blocks to establish our MWMGR™ and begin further research to determine the potential of each one of these unique and rare botanicals.

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June 2023