Hempoint’s focus on flowers pays off

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Organic hemp farmer Hempoint (Czech Republic) has sorted its harvest and shaped up its business-to-business offer for flowers from four hemp varieties it planted on 8 hectares (about 20 acres) in 2017.

The flowers are for extraction, or to make tea or “nobacco,” the low-THC, high-CBD tobacco-like raw material that took off this year in Italy and Switzerland, and which is being sold in a variety of forms including rolled into cigarettes, said Hempoint CEO Hana Gabrielova.

Hempoint’s flower yield this autumn was 8.4 tons, up from just 1 ton in 2016 when the company harvested primarily for seeds. Flowers from hemp varieties available from Hempoint are CS, Santhica, Fedora and Tygra.

“Last year was very week for flowers production,” Gabrielova said. “This year we improved our production conditions and focused on high quality hemp flowers material.”

Hempoint, which also harvested six tons of seed this year, produces only organic certified raw materials, all of which are harvested by hand from Hempoint fields and from those of contracted farmers near Jihlava, Czech Republic, where the company is headquartered. Hempoint delivers bulk shipments to markets where hemp is legal and where willing transportation contractors are available.

Among other customers, Hempoint supplies organic pellets and hemp flowers to Kanar, a Czech beer brand that was named best hemp beer at Cannafest 2017. It also produces snacks from hulled & unhulled seeds, oil, protein powders and teas under its own brand as well as for the white label market. The company also is a broker of certified planting seeds, and Gabrielova is one of Europe’s leading hemp and cannabis consultants.

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