Dear friends and colleagues,
Well, it’s been a few years since the Farm Bill was signed into law in December 20, 2018, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementing the new regulations..........what a wild ride this hemp rollercoaster has been! Through all the ups and downs we still feel blessed to be a part of this new and exciting industry and are very optimistic about the future.
With the recent passage of AB45 in California we are full steam ahead with CBD now being approved for food, beverages and pet products. Like anything there has been some give and take and the new challenges. In total 20 states have already restricted or banned Delta psychoactive cannabinoids, while 4 others are reviewing its legality. All that said, it is still amazing to see the innovation happening in the legal Hemp sector we see today compared to when we first started.
Our first venture in mid 2019 began with a farm partnership that was growing a Hemp strain named “Scarlet," the farm was located near the 101 highway around Santa Maria. Our first official Hemp Flower Prime HeadQuarters was at the historic “Hearst Family” ranch property in Paso Robles. The irony of it all is that William Hearst was instrumental in outlawing Hemp and Cannabis and so being at that location felt surreal. Long story short, we attempted to dry a few acres of this harvest for smokable hemp flower, little did we know the incredible undertaking this would be and our lack of experience and knowledge proved more challenging than originally planned. The combination of poor weather conditions and lack of manpower and drying equipment created a mold situation that essentially made the venture a bust, but we never gave up and made a quick pivot to venture more into a distribution model and left the farming an extraction to the experts. We tip our hat to all the hardworking folks who are grinding every day to keep the industry growing on the cultivation and manufacturing side.
The opportunity we pivoted towards was bulk wholesale distribution - purchasing large volumes of Hemp Flower and holding inventory in Southern California so we could supply our customers and friends with competitive pricing that they could pick up locally. We launched Hemp Flower Prime a company that’s focus is top shelf full spectrum flower ranging in quality from sun-grown to green house and indoor cultivation. We’ve always believed there is an active group of people who would enjoy hemp flower if they knew more about the benefits of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN etc.) and the CB1 + CB2 receptors. We are committed to educating the market and providing easy access with non-psychoactive flower. However, many states prefer the treated flower and we pioneered the “cryo-infusion” process (frozen application, no solvents) to produce CBD and CBG flower with D8 or HHC.
Fast forward to now! We recently moved into a much larger 10,000 square foot distribution and flower processing facility in Santa Ana, California. We’ve been developing our custom wholesale distribution eCommerce platform for the past 17 months and can drop ship our entire catalog nationwide streamlining our clients sourcing needs. We’ve built a strong procurement, marketing, sales, shipping and receiving team and are selling bulk wholesale products across the country. Our primary goal is to have a one stop shop that simplifies the white label process and provides our customers with a quality material that they can use to scale their business.
As of today, we are one of the largest Hemp wholesale distributors on the West Coast and carry a wide portfolio that includes flower, distillates, isolates, gummy’s and several other categories. All of our products come with Certificates of Analysis from a DEA certified testing lab. We've also added in house flower trimming and co packing services that give our customers the ability to purchase bulk product or have us handle an entire project and deliver a finished package product.
All those years we’ve invested in building Hemp Flower Prime are truly paying off and we are now happy to announce that we are now flying under the Hemp Supply Prime banner with much more exciting news to come.
Chief Everything Officer
Below are a few pictures of our new facility. We welcome you to come in for a tour or catch up on a video call.