Canadian-based Endless Sky is looking to become an industrial-scale producer of hemp flower and hemp CBD extracts, controlling the process from seed to shelf, ultimately providing “natural health products free of solvents, pesticides or heavy metals.”
“We started in 2018. We initially were in indoor growing, cultivating cannabis,” says CEO Travis George, adding that the group quickly realized they needed to go outdoors to compete on a global scale.
In 2019, Endless Sky grew 789 acres of hemp, and they hope to be extracting in early 2020.
Hear RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney in conversation with Travis George of Endless Sky, in this excerpt from RealAg Radio, recorded at the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance meetings in Calgary, Alta.
But, growing hemp for oils isn’t without its challenges, especially when it comes to varietal selection.
“Those crops were bred for seed and fibre,” says George, “and when you’re trying to find rare cannabinoids in them, and successfully extract, in an efficient, profitable manner, it makes it tough when the CBD percentages are 1/10th of what the Americans are using.”
Endless Sky’s production is focused on full-spectrum extracts, but George says the future will see the extraction of specific cannabinoids for specific medical ailments.
“Cannabis 3.0 is going to be medical. The crops will be weighed in tonnes, not kilograms anymore, and the doses will be miligrams, not grams. That’s Cannabis 3.0 and that’s what we’re prepared for is the medical.”