Legal cannabis. Who would have thought? Well maybe not thought exactly but certainly hoped and dreamed. And worked. Hard.
With many other passionate, like minded individuals we have been working to legalize cannabis for going on to 25 years. We got our start working with the likes of Hempline and Chris Clay back in ’94, launched Pure Hemp rolling papers, grew our first legal hemp crop in ’98 and were hired to create the Ontario Hemp Alliance (which later rolled into the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance.)
We collaborated with Dr. Ernest Small (yes, the same Dr. Small who just received the Order of Canada for his lifetime work researching cannabis) at Agriculture Canada on a hemp germ plasm trial from 1999-2001 and started a hemp breeding program in 2000 with partner PhytoGene Resources Inc. (CanMa, GranMa and ESTA-1 are three of our varieties).
Over this time we have been the exclusive importer and distributor of Pure Hemp papers. We’ve also collaborated with many hemp producers and produced our own Canadian hemp food products and will soon be launching Canadian hemp CBD products (both under the WholeHemp brand).
Throughout we have continued to advocate and yes, abide. There’s that time Yo got stopped at the border when Dave Bronner and the HIA were suing the DEA and hemp food got legalized in the US. We worked with the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance to successfully lobby for hemp farmers to be able to harvest the whole plant for hemp based CBD. We believe in growing cannabis outdoors, organically and lobbied for this as well.
Now that the wait is over and that which we had dared to dream has come to be we are busy with new projects. Our cannabis testing lab is up and running (see details below), so if you have material needing testing please let us help you. We are researching, we are developing. We are preparing to launch WholeHemp CBD. We are looking forward to our first outdoor cannabis crop. And much, much more. Stay tuned!
Abide Laboratory Services
One of the great things about cannabis legalization is knowing what you are getting. Whether you are a grower, processor or consumer, knowing what’s in your cannabis is imperative.
We grow, we know. As we develop new varieties of cannabis for the Canadian market, and particularly for growing outdoors in Canada we realized that having the ability to test our own material in house was a necessity.
Once we had it set up, we figured why keep it to ourselves? Our philosophy is simple, provide a service we would want to use: state of the art technology, reasonably priced and quick turnaround.
Currently we offer cannabinoid profilings (CBD, CBDA, THC, THCA, THCV, CBG, CBN, CBC) using our in house HPLC. We are soon going to also be offering microbial and terpene testing. We’ve got a few more surprises in the works so stay tuned!