Verma Farms is proud to call Hawaii home, as it's a place of untapped, pure nature, making it the perfect location for us to create our CBD oils, gummies, and pet treats. Starting with organic, pesticide-free, GMO-free Hawaiian cannabis plants, we comb through for the finest selections that are fully matured and ready for cultivation. But how does Hawaiian hemp differ from regular industrial hemp? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this guide to Hawaiian hemp and what makes it unique.
Hawaiian hemp facts
With a Hawaiian approach to hemp, our socially conscious efforts focus on making a product that helps leave the world in a better place than we found it. Hawaiian hemp is unique because of its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Combining these two cannabinoids makes Hawaiian hemp ideal for medicinal purposes without giving users a high feeling or altering their state of mind. That’s why Hawaiian Hemp can be used for pain relief, anxiety relief, anti-inflammatory relief, nausea relief, and many other conditions.
Hawaiian hemp has no psychoactive effects and won’t get you high. Hawaiian hemp is also non-GMO, organic, sustainable and grown using sustainable practices. We only use organic growing methods to ensure that all plants are healthy from seedling stage through harvest. To ensure our plants are grown organically, we use an independent third party company to test all of our products for pesticide residue as well as heavy metals before they ever reach your hands or body.
Hawaiian hemp history
Did you know that hemp has played an important role in Hawaii’s history? In fact, it was used to make sails for Hawaiian voyaging canoes like Hokule'a. Some historians even say that Hawaiian people may have first arrived in Hawaii after drifting from South America on rafts made of hemp fiber! When Captain James Cook landed in Kealakekua Bay on January 17, 1779, he brought with him seeds of many plants—including some hemp seeds. These seeds were planted by Cook’s crew and grew into mature plants. When Cook returned to Kealakekua Bay four months later, he noticed that these plants had been harvested and woven into clothing.
Even today, Hawaiian shirts are often made of hemp. While cannabis is not native to Hawaii, Hawaiians still use its fibers in traditional crafts such as kapa making (the art of creating bark cloth). Hawaiian kapa makers still use traditional tools and techniques passed down through generations. You can see kapa being created at places like Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu on Maui or Kawailoa Village in Kona on Hawaiʻi Island.
Hawaiian hemp production
Hawaiian hemp is a rather new industry but it's increasingly growing in popularity. And there's a good reason for that—industrial hemp grown in Hawaii often commands a higher price than elsewhere because it’s unique. While hemp is legal to grow across all 50 states, each state has its own regulations regarding what can be done with industrial hemp once it’s harvested. In Hawaii, farmers are able to process their crops using traditional Hawaiian methods, which results in a product known as Hawaiian Hemp.
This processing method gives Hawaiian Hemp a distinct flavor profile and makes it stand out from other industrial hemp products on the market. Hawaiian Hemp contains lower levels of THC (the compound responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects) than many other types of industrial hemp. Hawaiian Hemp also tends to have more CBD (cannabidiol), another compound found in cannabis plants, than most types of industrial hemp. The high levels of cannabidiol make Hawaiian Hemp an appealing option for those who want to reap CBD benefits without getting high.
Quality control processes
Like many growing industries, one of hemp’s biggest barriers to mass production is quality control. Some manufacturers distill their product from plants doused in pesticides, while others adulterate them with low quality or synthetic ingredients. When you add in how many companies don’t accurately measure the amount of cannabidiol in their products, it’s no wonder many people don’t believe in the power of CBD.
However, at Verma, that’s exactly what we’re out to help change. We take Hawaiian hemp through a simple distilling process that preserves all the naturally occurring cannabinoids. We keep it minimal on the number of all-ingredients to create an all-natural product that delivers an effective, pleasant experience time and time again. If you're looking to get the best Hawaiian-inspired CBD products, we've got you covered with everything from gummies to get through the workday or a soothing oil to take before bed.