After seeing a few posts on Twitter, I decided to make a few searches for Hemp flower. To my surprise, Hemp flower was readily available from numerous vendors online. The vast majority of these vendors are located on the West Coast, where growing Hemp has been allowed for some time.
Upon further searching I discovered Upstate Hemp Co, which primarily stocks Hemp grown locally near Buffalo, NY! Always wanting to support local shops, Upstate Hemp has an actual storefront in downtown Rochester, NY and also has online shopping.
Hemp, according to the Farm Bill Act of 2018, is defined as the Cannabis Sativa L. plant which contains less than 0.3% THC. THC is the psychoactive chemical that provides the high normally associated with marijuana. Since the Farm Bill passed, the once dormant Hemp industry(see 1937 Tax Act which started prohibition) has seen an insurgence. While mostly focused on production of CBD products, Hemp has a variety of other applications including textiles, food products, plastics, and Hemp flower.
Upstate Hemp Co has in stock a variety of local Hemp flower grown in a variety of conditions including greenhouse, outdoor, and dark room LED. With a healthy choice of local hemp, the upcoming reviews will focus on the Deschutes, Sunbeam Haze, and Umpqua varieties. Recent email updates from UHCO state they have new varieties coming that will be available soon.