Now that we’ve explored the history of hemp and the challenges in hemp farming, it’s important to discuss what’s behind the Meristem Farms label. Our label represents hard work in agriculture, the ingredients we put in our products, the history of cannabis and the work our family has put into bringing these products to your home.
Each season, our farm partners plant our proprietary, Vermont-bred, cannabidiol- and terpene-rich varieties. Farming hemp is a relatively straightforward agricultural endeavor akin to traditional farming practices and a great entry point to sustainable, climate smart agriculture.
As Meristem Farms grows and enters new lives, we care about staying rooted, remembering why we started it all and why we wake up every day feeling hopeful and excited to create new products. Our love for the industry goes beyond just cannabis — it’s about the impact, the history, and the changes that mindful products can bring into our society.
States all over the country are struggling to get ‘social equity’ right in cannabis but because of Vermont’s commitment to working lands, economic opportunity AND racial and social justice we have a golden opportunity RIGHT NOW to become a model for the nation in how this CAN work.
In recent years, the popularity of hemp flower — and its best-known molecular compound, cannabidiol (CBD) — has increased significantly, making it a household item that many people enjoy when in search of relief from stress, inflammation and anxiety. But despite its popularity, confusion reigns as many don't understand that hemp is “more than a molecule,” with a range of benefits much broader than CBD alone, or how hemp differs from marijuana (more on this term below), and the differences that come from how hemp is consumed.
Here's a quick list we have compiled of useful terms used in this website and many others that will help orient you to the dizzying array of terms. Let us know how we are doing to help you stay in the know!