All Things Hemp

With Connecticut’s new Agricultural Program, Bethany Farm and Nursery will be growing Consumable Hemp from seed to sale.
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Hemp Cultivation

At Bethany Farm and Nursery, our cultivation methods of Hemp are by far the best in the industry.  Our state-of-the-art technologies allow for the cultivation of Hemp on a year-round basis, giving us 4 harvests a year! We provide a sterile and non-contaminable environment for our plants to grow in, preventing the outbreak of possible disease and loss of products.  This is achieved in our 17,000 square foot flowering house to give our crops a controlled and regulated environment year-round. Our state-of-the-art light deprivation and supplemental lighting technologies give us control of overnight cycles and an artificial supply of sunlight as well.  

Bethany Farm and Nursery is prided on our reputation and only produce the finest Hemp. Quality and Safety are of our utmost concern when it comes to growing Hemp and we are sure to only use Certified Seeds from reputable seed production companies.  We chose these Certified Seeds because of their high success rate. Our seeds currently contain strands of Cherry Wine and Watermelon Boax. These two strands yield a high CBD concentration ranging 18% – 22%  to guarantee the greatest effect. We make sure that our Hemp is organically grown, right on our farm, without the use of pesticides or any other toxic exposures.  

We only sell to registered and dependable third-party companies that use our Hemp plants to process and produce an assortment of CBD goods.  

What Is Hemp?

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis plant.  These plants have been used for thousands of years for their fiber, proteins, oils, and smokable components. It can be used to make objects such as paper, cosmetics, fabrics, ropes, foods, topicals, and building materials.  

Most commonly used for its Cannabidiol, or CBD, effects, Hemp is a great treatment for many ailments.  The oils extracted from Hemp can be used in many topical or edible products to help with the easement of these conditions. A common misjudgment of Hemp is that it has an intoxicating effect. This is false. It has significantly less THC than its other Cannabis varieties and therefore will not cause a similar result to those that have higher THC levels. According to Connecticut’s Public Act 19-3, the total legal concentration of THC in Hemp plants cannot exceed 0.3 percent on what is called a ‘dry weight basis’ and we make sure this is true.    

Learn more facts about Hemp from the National Hemp Association here. 

See the U.S. Hemp Crop Reports for the most accurate acreage of licensed Hemp farmers across America.   

Andrew Konopka

Andrew Konopka

Operations Manager and Lead Grower

Utilizing the benefits of nature has always been a passion of mine, even as a youth growing up in Upstate New York. I was able to begin this journey during my time in the Marine Corps when I attended Hawaii Pacific University where I studied biology. After my time at HPU, I continued my education in biology and also pursued degrees in business management and finance. With this background I was able to begin consulting within the cannabis industry, supporting clients in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Jamaica. I was also a caregiver in Massachusetts where I grew and maintained cannabis plants for clients to employ their medicinal value. My education and life experiences led me to Bethany Farm and Nursery where I continue utilizing my abilities to provide quality hemp products and contribute to the local community.

Become Educated on CBD:

  • CBD is non-intoxicating
  • CBD products are safe to consume as long as they are acquired from a trusted source
  • CBD can be good for many things like chronic anxiety and pain

No. CBD is non-intoxicating. CBD is considered not to be psychoactive, which means it does not have an impact on the central nervous system or alter brain functions.  CBD does not affect the user’s inhibitions, behaviors, sensory perception, alertness, or wakefulness.

The human body can tolerate CBD very well, even in high amounts.  It does not make the user experience dysphoria typical of THC and does not affect the user’s general behavior.

Taking CBD can affect the metabolism of the liver if combined with certain medications.  This is usually harmless, but one should always consult their doctor before taking CBD along with other medications.  Some users have also reported dryness of the skin and mouth after the use of CBD, but this is not typical.

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids in the Hemp plant. It is safe to consume and is non-intoxicating.

No. CBD is not considered habit-forming or addictive. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “In Humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

No. You can purchase CBD products legally without a prescription.

Yes. In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed, making all hemp flowers containing less than 0.3% THC and also cultivated and processed following state regulations federally legal.

No. They are not the same thing. They are derived from the same plant species but are very different.  The main difference is the amount of THC each plant produces. Marijuana can contain up to 30% of THC and Hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC.

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and Cannabidiol or CBD are both naturally occurring Cannabinoids found in Cannabis plants. The difference is that THC is psychoactive and intoxicating and creates a “high” feeling. Both THC and CBD have similar medical benefits, but CBD does not cause any euphoric effects as THC would.

CBD has helped relieve various medical conditions including seizures, inflammation, pain, IBS, nausea, migraines, depression, and anxiety.