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All hemp is not created equal.

When it comes to purchasing CBD products, we can’t stress enough how important it truly is to make sure what you’re buying is organic.

The importance of organically grown hemp is unprecedented. Here we’ll take a look at exactly why.

What Is Organically Grown Hemp?

Organically grown hemp is that which is cultivated using organic growing practices. According to the USDA, “organic” is a labeling term that specifies that food or other agricultural products are produced through approved methods.

And while hemp hasn’t yet been approved to get the USDA organic stamp of approval, organic hemp farming practices would follow the same general guideline as that which the USDA has established.

In general, organic hemp operations need to show that they’re using only non-chemical nutrients, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides and demonstrate that they’re following sustainable farming practices, protecting our natural resources and conserving biodiversity.

The rise in popularity of CBD has led to countless individuals becoming interested in hemp farming. And while organic hemp is preferable to non-organic hemp (which we’ll get into in a moment), the increasing demand for CBD can make it difficult for hemp farmers to grow large crops without using GMO seeds, chemicals or plant growth regulators. This isn’t to say it’s impossible. It just means that not every hemp farm is committed to organic farming.

Why Organically Grown Hemp Is So Important

As we all well know, most CBD products available on the market today are derived from hemp. And while not everyone is concerned with what they put in their body, there are plenty of people out there who have no interest in consuming food products that have been saturated in toxic chemicals.

two green hemp sprouts in brown soilThink about it like this. Would you rather put CBD that has been sourced from naturally grown hemp under your tongue or CBD sourced from hemp that has been grown with harmful chemicals?

For us, the answer is clear. We don’t call our company Joy “Organics” for nothing.

In order to ensure a successful harvest, crops of any kind will only thrive when given nutrients. And without the use of pesticides and insecticides, they become food for unwanted garden pests. This includes hemp.

Let’s take a closer look at why organically growing the hemp that’s used to source CBD is truly so important.

The Problem with Pesticides

In order to ensure that a hemp crop isn’t taken over by bugs and insects, farmers must use pesticides that either repel or kill these unwanted intruders. These pesticides can also help prevent disease, which is vital if one wishes not to lose their entire crop. Basically, when it comes to hemp farming (and farming in general), pesticides are a fundamental part of the process.

Why exactly are some pesticides such a problem? There are a few reasons. Check it out.

Pesticides and the Environment

While pesticides are ultimately used on land, it’s possible for them to contaminate nearby water sources such as the ocean, rivers, lakes, streams and ponds. For instance, if a hemp farm is planted near a stream or river and there is runoff into the stream or river, the pesticides used can ultimately contaminate the water. In turn, this can negatively impact fish and other animals, causing them to become sick or even die.

Another way that pesticides used in hemp farming can have a potential negative impact on the environment is through a process known as volatilization. This happens after a pesticide has been sprayed and it turns into a vapor or gas, which then makes its way through the air where it can distribute to different land areas (a process known as vapor drift) and potentially harm various wildlife species.

Pesticides and Your Health

Some pesticides can be detrimental to human health. Have you ever visited an agricultural area and seen farmers in biohazard suits wearing masks? This is so they aren’t harmed while using toxic pesticides when spraying their crops.

In a 2016 review, it was highlighted that “numerous negative health effects have been associated with chemical pesticides.” Some of the most common include:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Neurological damage
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive problems
  • Endocrine disruption

While things are set to change with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp production for CBD has so far been a largely unregulated area. This means that when it comes to growing hemp, pretty much anything goes…including the use of whatever pesticides growers see fit.

Even in Colorado, where hemp and marijuana are both legal, the list of approved pesticides for cannabis production contains several chemicals that are known to be dangerous to human health.  Some of these include EDTA, phosphorous acid and more.

But with industrial hemp production, it’s a different story. Anything can be used because there are no regulations set in place. This means that toxic pesticides that can be potentially damaging to human health could be used to cultivate the hemp from which your CBD is sourced. Seeing that CBD is used to benefit health, using products sourced from potentially contaminated hemp products seems to be quite a contradiction.

Phytoremediation (and What it Has to Do with Organically Grown Hemp)

Here’s something you might not be aware of that’s of paramount importance when it comes to hemp cultivation — hemp is a plant that soaks up whatever is present in the soil in which it’s cultivated.

This process is known as phytoremediation and is an all-natural “clean-up” process in which some plants pull solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, crude oil, toxins and more out of the soil wherever they are grown. Basically, phytoremediation is nature’s way of removing contaminants from the earth.

Hemp isn’t the only plant responsible for phytoremediation, but it is one of the best. Other plants responsible for phytoremediation include sunflowers, poplar trees, weeping willow trees, Indian mustard and Indian grass.

On April 26, 1989, Chernobyl, Ukraine experienced the worst nuclear disaster in the world to date. The nuclear reactor explosion was undoubtedly one of the biggest catastrophes in history. Not only were 120,000 people evacuated from the area, but many experienced severe health consequences.

And while the region today is widely known as one of the world’s most unique wildlife sanctuaries, according to LiveScience, the area won’t be safe for human habitation for another 20,000 years.

What does this have to do with hemp?

Quite a bit, actually. In 1998, an effort was begun by a company called Phyotech to plant hemp at the Chernobyl disaster site to remove the nuclear contamination still present in the soil. As it turns out, phytoremediation is excellent for removing radioactive elements from soil and water, as well as other harmful compounds.

“Hemp,” said Phyotech research scientist, Slavik Dushenkov, in 1998, “is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants we have been able to find.”

Hemp isn’t just used for its phytoremediation abilities at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. Sheep farmers in Italy have also turned to hemp farming to clean up land contaminated with the toxic chemical dioxin.

bottle of CBD oil with hemp in the backgroundIn a 2017 interview with CBS, sheep farmer Vincenzo Fornaro explained that he’s trying hemp to clean up the land that’s been in his family for generations that was unfortunately contaminated by contaminants spewing from Europe’s largest steel plants. He’s planted hemp to try to leach the high levels of dioxin our of his soil. When asked if he thought hemp was the future of his farm, Fornaro replied, “Yes, absolutely.”

Knowing that hemp is so adept at phytoremediation, it becomes a bit more clear as to why it is so important that it’s organically grown. It’s going to soak up whatever is present in the soil it’s planted in. Contaminants in the soil mean contaminants in the mature hemp plant. And seeing that CBD oil is extracted from mature hemp, any contaminants present in the plant are also going to be present in the CBD.

Don’t Settle for Less Than Organically Grown 

At Joy Organics, we take organic hemp farming very seriously. This is because we’re well aware of the health effects and environmental impact of non-organic farming practices. We’re adamant about offering a product that is not only beneficial for our customers, but for the environment as well.

We’re passionate about our products, which wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of those committed to sustainable growing practices and organic farming techniques. If you have any questions about the importance of organically grown hemp, please contact us at any time. We’re always here to help!

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    “In early November 2018 we decided to start looking for a supplier to add to our Specialty Food Store CBD products. We as most people do now Google Organic CBD and we found number of suppliers. Next, we contact some of them and when we contacted Joy Organic after reviewing their webpage, we know we had found the supplier for our store. We pride ourselves on our customer experience. We found the same type of experience for Joy Organic. We have been providing some of there products to our guests with overwhelming ratification.”

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  • Wholesale Partner FAQ’s:

    DO YOU PROVIDE EXPRESS DELIVERY?
    Yes. Just select your desired shipping method during checkout. There is an extra charge for express shipping.

    HOW QUICKLY ARE WHOLESALE ORDERS SHIPPED?
    All orders received by 12 PM MST Monday-Friday are shipped same day. Orders placed after 12PM MST or on the weekend will ship on the next business day.

    CAN YOU SHIP TO P.O. BOXES?
    Yes.

    CAN YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE U.S.?
    No. We are currently only shipping within the US.

    I LIVE CLOSE TO YOUR STORE. CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?
    We do not provide order fulfillment from our store, but if you are in a jam and need some products quickly, send an email to wholesale@joyorganics.com and we will do everything we can to help you.

    WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY ON WHOLESALE ORDERS?
    We offer a 30 day return period on all orders.

    WHAT IS ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS RETURNS ONE OF THE PRODUCTS?
    Please give your customer a full refund, then email us at wholesale@joyorganics.com and we will send you a replacement at no charge.

    HOW DO I BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE IN SELLING YOUR CBD PRODUCTS TO MY CUSTOMERS?
    Read our website and Ultimate CBD Guide. You can also check out product videos posted by Todd Smith (Joy’s husband) here.

    DO YOU HAVE BROCHURES?
    Yes. We will include one of our full-color tri-fold brochures for each product purchased. Order 50 products and you will get 50 brochures. Additional brochures are available for purchase.

    DO I NEED A SPECIAL LICENSE TO SELL HEMP OIL PRODUCTS?
    We are not aware of any city, county or state that requires a special license to sell our THC-free hemp oil products.

    WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE FROM THE RETAILERS WHO SELL YOUR PRODCUTS?
    You will need to sign our Wholesale Reseller Agreement.

    DO YOU OFFER TAX-EXEMPT ORDERS?
    Yes. Please provide us with a copy of your Tax Exempt Certificate for your state.

    WHAT WOULD CAUSE YOU TO TERMINATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WHOLESALE PARTNER?
    As long as you are operating with integrity, representing the Joy Organics brand with class and not making medical claims, we will have a great relationship.

    CAN YOU HELP ME SET UP MY WEBSITE?
    Yes. We have a third party team that can help you design and build your website.

    DO YOU HAVE ANY PRODUCT PHOTOS I CAN USE FOR MY WEBSITE/MARKETING?
    We have a great photo file that is updated weekly with product visualizations, lifestyle photos, and many more!

    CAN WE USE THE MATERIAL ON YOUR WEBSITE?
    You are free to use any material listed on our website. We recommend rewording content so that you do not get flagged by Google.

    DO YOU OFFER DROP SHIPPING?
    Yes. Ask our wholesale team about the details of our Drop Shipping program.

    WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTED RETAIL VALUE?
    As a wholesale partner, you are required to offer our products at retail value as listed on our site. You may up prices if you would like.

    CAN I SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON AMAZON, EBAY, ETSY, OR OTHER SALE SITES?
    No. We do not allow Joy Organics to be sold on any sales site. If you would like to sell our products online, your site must be approved by our team prior to purchasing.

    DO YOU OFFER ANY SAMPLES TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS?
    Yes. Salve, softgels, and skin care samples that are available to purchase. We are currently working on samples for the rest of our products as well.

    CAN I CLAIM A TERRITORY?
    No. We do not promise territories to our partners.

    DO YOU HAVE A MERCHANT PROCESSOR I CAN USE?
    Yes. We can introduce you to a great team that will help you set up your merchant processor.

    WHO SHOULD I OPEN A BANKING ACCOUNT WITH?
    Speak with one of our team members today to discuss which bank would be best for you.

    DO I NEED TO OFFER A LIABILITY INSURANCE BY SELLING YOUR PRODUCTS?
    We recommend keeping insurance in case of theft or an accident, but as long as you do not tamper with any of the products, you do not need to carry liability insurance.

    DO YOU OFFER A NON-COMPETE CLAUSE?
    No.

    CAN I OFFER MY OWN PROMOTIONS?
    You are able to offer set promotions as outlined in the Wholesale Reseller Agreement if you have a store location. E-Commerce sites cannot offer promotions.

    I FEEL AS THOUGH I WILL BE COMPETING WITH YOUR ONLINE STORE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS?
    We have found that 90% of customers will not switch to a different retailer just because of the brand name. We recommend building a solid relationship with your customers. If you own a store where customers can come in the learn about Joy Organics, we will add you to our City Pages. This is a great way Joy Organics can help with your marketing efforts and send business your way!

    DCAN I ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
    Yes! In fact, we recommend it. All active wholesale partners are automatically approved to become affiliates.

    WHAT IS THE STORAGE LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
    We guarantee potent products for up to 18 months.

    DO YOU SELL BULK CBD?
    Yes. Please reach out to our team to connect to our bulk department.

    WHAT ARE YOUR BEST SELLERS?
    Contact one of our team members to find out which products are selling best right now!

  • OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

    Joy’s processes ensure that her products provide an effective solution while remaining at an affordable price point.

    Each of our hemp oil droplets is between 4 to 200 times smaller than the industry standard. This means that they’re more easily absorbed into the blood whether consumed orally or applied to the skin.

    Our solution was to create a water-soluble nanoemulsion technology. This patent-pending technology transforms active compounds into nano-sized emulsions.

    Our highly bioavailable products are not only extremely effective, they’re also extremely economical. You’ll get the same results from a much smaller amount of what we create than you would from our competitors. This is better for you and your wallet.

  • JOY’S STORY

    Joy is a wife, mom and grandmother. As a self-proclaimed “health nut”, her story begins in a place that many of us know very well – persistent pain and trouble sleeping.

    While researching natural solutions, Joy learned of the benefits of CBD and began trying the top brands.

    What she found was distressing: only one of the seven biggest CBD oil brands gave her the relief she desired.

    After more research, the answer became obvious. Today’s CBD oil industry is a mess. There is minimal government oversight. No enforcement of false label claims and a huge variety of ineffective extraction and delivery methods.

    As Joy’s frustration grew, so did her passion for creating a product people could trust. She then put together her team to create the most pure, organic, and bioavailable THC-free full spectrum hemp oil on the market.

  • 12 BENEFITS OF JOY

    Zero THC – THC is the psychoactive compound in Marijuana
    Free Shipping – Complimentary shipping anywhere in the US.
    No Risk – All products come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
    High Absorption – Our softgels are 4x more absorbable than a standard tincture oil.
    World-Class Customer Support – Here for you to make sure your questions are answered!
    USA Proud – All products are organically grown, processed and manufactured in the USA.
    Full Spectrum – All products include all of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant.
    Pharmaceutical Grade – Our products considered pharmaceutical grade because they are manufactured in a GMP certified facility by the FDA.
    Consistency – All our hemp oil comes from the exact same extraction process in the same facility, which ensures consistency.
    Every Batch is Tested – Each batch is tested to ensure the highest quality hemp oil available without any metals, pesticides or THC.
    Chromatography Process – Only company in the world with the chromatography process which removes THC, waxes and chlorophyll and leaves all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
    Family Owned & Operated – Our company owned and managed by Joy’s family.
    Veteran Friendly – All three of Joy’s brother’s served in the US military.

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