CBD, which has been linked to benefits like reducing anxiety and managing pain, is sourced from hemp, which is recently legalized under the newest updates to the Agricultural Improvement Act. CBD products are flying off the shelves as fast as manufacturers can pump them out, and it’s a better time than ever to buy into the CBD industry. In fact, reports suggest that the CBD market will reach $22 billion in just a few short years. That’s why many small business owners and established health and wellness brands are turning to hemp and CBD for their newest business ventures.
However, for those who aren’t familiar with cannabis-based products or hemp, the process can spark quite a bit of uncertainty. This makes it difficult, especially for small businesses, to choose a CBD manufacturer or wholesale supplier. Plus, regulations regarding the hemp market are still in the works, so it’s incredibly important for investors and entrepreneurs to understand the full process in order to choose a credible, high-quality CBD manufacturer.
At CBD Nationwide, we utilize our wealth of knowledge about hemp to produce CBD products of the highest quality, keeping in mind our core values of sustainability and following GMP facility guidelines, to offer you made-to-order CBD products that are documented every step of the way.
We Know Quality Starts at the Source
A CBD product is only as good as its source, which is why product sourcing is one of the most important steps in the manufacturing process. Aside from affecting quality, sourcing also directly impacts the legality of each CBD product.
According to recent updates the agricultural legislature, the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp can be legally cultivated and manufactured. Hemp, which is now separated by definition from marijuana (which is still considered a controlled substance) is a term used to describe any part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, whether growing or previously harvested. This includes all of the plant’s materials, including the leaves, stems, and seeds, as well as its cannabinoids and terpene content, derivatives, salts, or extracts. This species of cannabis contains less than 0.3% THC and is generally bred to have a much higher CBD content. Cannabis Sativa L, or hemp, should be the commercial source of great CBD products.
At CBD Nationwide, we track every step of the manufacturing process, from seed to sale. We choose our source material based on a carefully designed set of values. Our products are sourced from hemp material that is organic and grown without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. Further, we choose organic starting material that is within the legal guidelines and offers a strong cannabinoid profile that is consistent with product needs.
We only source from Licensed Hemp Farms that can produce a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for the source product, which helps us assure the CBD quality and understand the depths of its cannabinoid and terpene profile before manufacturing our CBD products. We also like to ensure that any starting material chosen for our CBD products is sustainably and responsibly sourced, which is the first step in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our attention to detail starts with sourcing, but it doesn’t end there. We continue to keep a close eye on the entire manufacturing process, including following the hemp after harvest to ensure that it is properly dried and cured.
Standards for Curing Raw Plant Material
After the hemp material for the CBD products is harvested, it must be properly stored so that it can be dried and cured. Although often overlooked, the curing step is crucial to many different extraction processes necessary for creating high-quality CBD products. We never let these small details fall through the cracks, and our hemp materials are dried and cured in a professional drying facility that is free of contamination.
Properly drying and curing Cannabis Sativa L after harvest is not only necessary for many extraction processes, but ensures that the quality of the material is preserved. Proper curing helps maintain the hemp’s cannabinoid and terpene profile, which is responsible for the unique smell, flavor, and effects of the hemp. Improper drying, like drying too quickly or too slowly, or a curing process that introduces contaminants to the batch will end in a low-quality batch of CBD products, and can potentially even ruin the hemp material entirely.
Manufacturing Hemp Into CBD Products
After the raw plant material is properly dried and cured, it can be utilized in the manufacturing process to create high-quality CBD products. There are a wide variety of methods for extracting CBD from plant material, as well as a myriad of different products that can be made. At CBD Nationwide, we specialize in cannabinoid isolation and can utilize a variety of methods to extract and produce CBD products for you. Some products that are frequently chosen by CBD brands include tinctures, gummies, candies, topicals, and tablets.
After the plant material is dried, it is carried to our GMP compliant facilities to be processed. There, it’s dissolved in a food-grade solvent, like CO2 or ethanol, which helps separate the active compounds (like CBD). From there, the extract passes through one of the multiple possible filtration systems, where the suitable cannabinoids and terpenes are separated and extracted for use. Our expert engineers choose the best filtration process depending on the formula and process used for extraction. This process helps concentrate the wanted cannabinoids and removes all unwanted compounds from the material. Then, the resulting concentrated extracts are utilized in one of many formulas to create new and improved products for CBD brands all over the country.
From there, products are properly batch tested in an ISO-certified lab for safety, purity, and potency. These tests help determine the cannabinoid content of the final product, but also help to identify any possible contaminants, like pesticides or mold, before the batch is labeled for sale. Batch numbers follow the product all the way to labeling so that when problems arise we can quickly locate and eliminate the issue. Our close eye on product documentation and high standards for certified third party lab testing help us ensure safety and offer quality assurance that is unmatched by others in the industry.
Packaging and Labeling CBD Products for Sale
At some point in the design process for each CBD product you produce, you’ll need to make decisions regarding packaging. The packaging is important since it affects the quality of your products over time. The packaging is also a concern for consumers, who often prefer packaging that is effective, aesthetically appealing, and environmentally friendly.
After the product has been designed and executed, it needs to be labeled. The need for a product label is a given for any small company, but the need for accurate, descriptive labels is critical for CBD products.
Not only does a thorough label help boost the buyer’s confidence, but it allows consumers to more make more accurate, personalized decisions regarding their CBD routine, which generally leads to higher customer satisfaction overall. Because each CBD product’s formula is unique, descriptive labels are key to consumers getting the most out of their products.
Our thorough efforts to document the manufacturing process for each product we produce make it easy to fit each product with a unique, descriptive, branded label. In addition to responsibly sourced ingredients, CBD Nationwide offers a variety of options to help you (and us) reduce our carbon footprint. Our packaging and labeling options include fully recyclable materials and plant-based inks, as well as fully customizable, descriptive, and attractive labels.
Following GMP Facility-Guidelines
Although regulation of the hemp market is still a bit shaky, there are some guidelines in place that help assure the quality and safety of CBD products for everyone. At CBD Nationwide, we follow the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Facility-Guidelines put in place by the agencies responsible for regulating the manufacturing and sale of these products.
These guidelines cover a range of the practices required to produce CBD products according to industry standards, including proper sourcing, design, and control of all processes in a manufacturing facility. GMP guidelines also provide instructions for proper labeling to help ensure that each product can be properly identified and used accordingly. Further, these guidelines are what help ensure the consistency and quality of every batch of CBD products we produce.
CBD Nationwide Offers Industry-Leading CBD Products
At the time, footing your way into the CBD industry is an opportunity that presents massive potential payoff. As more and more research regarding the cannabinoid’s many potential health benefits is released, even more people are interested in producing and marketing their very own brand of CBD products. However, with the industry still at its start, it can be difficult to find a CBD manufacturer that you trust to provide consistent, high-quality products that exceed your expectations.
That’s where CBD Nationwide comes in. As one of the very first CBD manufacturers in the country, we have a level of experience that is unmatched by most of the competition. We are experts at cannabinoid isolation and have the knowledge and materials necessary for producing a wide variety of different CBD products. We only source from the highest quality strains of hemp, and our entire manufacturing process is based in the U.S.
Through the years, we have helped companies design and manufacture hundreds of unique and useful cannabidiol products, starting with the design process and following all the way through to labeling for sale. We provide brands with not only their products but the proper testing and documentation needed to successfully market each product. Establishing a relationship with an expert manufacturing company is the first step to producing and branding a product that stands up to the upper level competition.
With the CBD market outlook soaring higher every day, now’s a great time to break into the CBD market. If you’re interested in designing and branding your own line of CBD topicals, edibles, tablets, and more, contact one of our agents today. By outsourcing your CBD manufacturing needs to CBD Nationwide, you’ll have more time to focus on the details while feeling assured that we will deliver the same high-quality CBD products inspired by your brand’s vision every time.
Katie DeVoe is an in-demand educator, speaker, and thought leader in the hemp space. Over the last 12 years, she has started multiple, successful CBD businesses and been a guest speaker at numerous hemp and CBD conferences.