Growing High-CBD Hemp in Oregon

What You Need to Know About Growing CBD Seeds in Oregon

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Growing hemp for CBD can be an extremely profitable endeavor in Oregon, provided you know the legalities, regulations, and restrictions. Commercial cultivation of CBD seeds in Oregon is completely legal on any lot zoned for agricultural purposes but must be done in full compliance with state and federal regulations.

Industrial hemp and CBD seeds are currently legal in Oregon based on both the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. The 2014 Farm Bill specifically states “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

This is an extremely important fact for all farmers to know and understand completely. Put in simpler terms, the THC content of the hemp plant – be it seeds, flowers, leaves, etc. cannot be more than 0.3%. If it is above that amount, it is considered to be marijuana, not hemp, and the legalities change considerably. It cannot be sold for CBD.

Therefore, the use of seeds that have been grown to produce a plant with the correct amount of THC is vital.

Where to Get Licensed to Grow CBD In Oregon

One of the best places to get the info you need on growing CBD seeds in Oregon is, of course, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Program. The main thing to know is that you must be registered with the state to grow or even handle hemp! An ODA (Oregon Department of Agriculture) license is required by law; please do not try to grow any industrial hemp crop without it!

When you apply for this license, you will need to take a Land Use Compatibility form – in person — to your local planning department. The land-use form is part of the handler application available on Oregon’s hemp webpage.

NOTE: regulations proposed by the USDA are in flux, and might be changing. Therefore, keeping abreast of the regulations either through ODA or your legal counsel is strongly advised.

As for the actual growing of CBD seeds in Oregon, the climate is quite favorable to production. There are many guides available now as to how to grow a successful CBD seed crop in Oregon. Please take a closer look at CBD Seed Co’s Resources page for more in-depth information.

High CBD Hemp Seeds

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BaOX Feminized Seed

Field tested from California to Michigan and down to Florida, Our BaOX feminized seed Is a no bralner for the large scale farmer looking to use mechanization from start to finish.

Cherry HD Feminized Seed

Cherry extracts very well but unfortunately also grows very slow. We set out to change this! We experimented with many different breeding combinations to increase vigor, size and strength without sacrificing terpene or cannabinoid content, the result of these trials is what we call Cherry HD. Cherry HD is a early finishing, bigger plant capable of competing with the weeds and creating a quick canopy. She has a sweet smell with a hint of funk.

• Strong field ready structure
• Heavy resin and terpenes
• Ideal for biomass or flower
• 2-3%CBC
• Early finisher, finishes mid to late September depending on geography

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High CBD Hemp Clones

Baox High CBD Hemp Clones

This vigorously growing satlva dominant plant will fill In up to S’ spacing and will quickly create canopy to crowd out weeds with tighter spacing (we recommend 30″ x 24″). A true veteran of the hemp world BaOX has strong stalks and stems suited for even the windiest environments with close Inter-nodal spacing making her an excellent candidate for biomass.

• Quick to create canopy
• Excellent vigor and plant strength
• 26:1 CBD to THC ratio
• Excellent uniformity
• Ideal for biomass
• High in terpenes B-Myrcene and B-Caryophyllene

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Cherry HD Hemp Clones

Cherry is a short squat plant that grows in a very dense tight bush with thick resinous flowers that stretch to the bottom of the plant. Very resinous with nice tight buds making it ideal for either extraction of flower. Cherry grows a little slower than most so performs best when planted a little denser. While she is smaller she makes up for it with Cannabinoid content.

• High terpene content
• Dense flowers
• 29:1 CBD to THC ratio
• Can reach 15% CBD or more.
• Finished flower has an almost red or purple hue
• High in terpene b-caryophyllene, farsenene, humulene, limonene, linalool and myrcene

Spectrum Hemp Clones

Clone only Spectrum is a little slower to flower but once she does she packs on the flower weight quickly, not ideal for climates with a shorter growing window but will reward farmers with large resinous buds suitable for extraction or flower. Strong stems and stalks she is field ready for any weather.

• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio

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cbd seed

Spectrum Hemp Clones

Clone only Spectrum is a little slower to flower but once she does she packs on the flower weight quickly, not ideal for climates with a shorter growing window but will reward farmers with large resinous buds suitable for extraction or flower. Strong stems and stalks she is field ready for any weather.

• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio

CBG Clones

CBG is a fast growing indica dominant CBG variety suited perfectly for the Smokable flower Market. Fast growing and even faster to flower she makes for quick turnaround time between runs. Heavy resin with large dense flowers make this a win win for grower and customer alike.

• Kush like terpene profile
• Can reach up to 25% CBG
• Best for indoor growing
• Needs 20+ hours daylight in Veg

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Oregon Regulations for Growing CBD  Clones & Seeds

Here are all the links you need to get current Oregon industrial hemp/CBD regulations, along with federal regulations:

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA): Your primary source for information about the state’s current hemp program. Their website contains a wide array of useful info including all licensing requirements. However, if you need to speak to someone in person you can call 503-986-4652 or email

Here are a few of the other useful links you’ll find on ODA’s website.

National Resources for Hemp Regulations

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) This federal agency provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. They are a researched-based organization that invests in and supports initiatives to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture, now including industrial hemp and CBD. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.
  • Email Updates from ODA: Instead of repeatedly going on their site to see if regulations have changed, sign up to receive valuable updates right to your inbox with their email program.
  • USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture is in charge of creating regulations for the industrial hemp industry and the growing of CBD seeds and clones. Their site is comprehensive and must-reading for hemp growers and processors.
  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service: This branch of the USDA is about creating opportunities for the nation’s farmers. Sign up for their email list on this page.
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cbd seed oregon

Oregon’s Hemp Biomass Transportation Regulations

Oregon farmers can lawfully sell hemp-derived products outside of the state as long as the THC content is 0.3% or less. Anything containing more than the federal limit of 0.3% is prohibited from crossing state lines. The Oregon Department of Agriculture mandates that hemp biomass and hemp seeds transported within the state must be accompanied by a copy of the hemp registration as well as the preharvest test results for the shipment.

Regions of Oregon Where CBD Is Grown

Oregon’s top five agricultural commodities have traditionally been greenhouse/nursery plants, along with hay, ryegrass, wheat, and onions. But CBD crops are coming on strong, with more and more acreage planted every year since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Advocates of industrial hemp claim the climate of Oregon is uniquely suited to be successful with this crop. It just so happens that Oregon is located on the 45th parallel. Both farmers and researchers claim this is the ideal growing environment.

Although hemp farming is spread out about the state, Southern Oregon is currently where the bulk of the state’s hemp crop is grown. The largest grower of industrial hemp and CBD is Jackson County.

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cbd seed oregon

Oregon Agricultural Regions for Cultivating CBD Hemp

Oregon offers rich, diverse agricultural regions for cultivating CBD hemp.

  • Williamette Valley: Renowned for being one of the most diverse agricultural regions on Earth, Williamette Valley is home to more than 170 different crops ranging from grain to fresh and processed vegetables. Hemp varieties thrive in this region.
  • Mid-Columbia: This region delivers high-quality tree fruit and is known for producing pears, cherries, and apples. CBD hemp is also a great addition to the climate of this region.
  • Columbia Plateau: Columbia Plateau is one of the nation’s most productive farmland, producing potatoes, onions, and other vegetables. Numerous hemp strains fair well here.
  • Northeast Oregon: Beef cattle, potatoes, hay, and mint are popular crops that are grown in this region. Irrigated crops, like hemp, can be successfully produced in this area as well.
  • Southern Oregon: Southern Oregon offers a more mountainous, hilly area known for producing tree fruit, alfalfa, hay, and potatoes. Local farmers can successfully add industrial hemp to their farms.
  • Central Oregon: The increasing urban population has fueled the growth in the local production of fresh vegetables as well as specialty seed crops. The more central location is also ideal for hemp cultivation.
  • Southeast Oregon: Southeast Oregon experiences lower rainfall, making irrigation required for those interested in growing hemp. However, this region may be better suited for hemp farming to help prevent the risk of overwatering, molds, and disease.

Oregon Hemp & CBD Seed News

OCTOBER 24, 2020: Oregon’s Hemp Boom Bets Big On CBD
MARCH 16, 2020: Oregon’s HempNova buys 90% stake in another hemp-growing operation
FEB 20, 2020: Oregon hemp growers get a reality check. This article in the Capital Press explains that the biggest challenge facing Oregon’s CBD seed farmers is finding a reliable buyer for their crops.
JAN 13, 2020: As CBD booms, hemp growers worry new federal regulations will hurt their business.

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CBD & Hemp Resources for Oregon Farmers

Learn more about the different local and federal resources available for hemp farmers regarding hemp cultivation, CBD regulations, and more. We recommend joining at least a few organizations in order to create a better network for finding support, making connections for potential buyers, and much more.

Oregon-Based Hemp Organizations

  • Oregon Hemp Growers Association: Join an active network of local hemp growers in order to learn more about hemp cultivation, development, and more.
  • Hemp Association of Southern Oregon: This is actually a Meetup Group in Medford, Oregon that discusses everything from how to harvest hemp to selling your CBD biomass and flower. Meet local farmers, processors, and other individuals that are active or interested in the industry.
  • Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Operators: Created with the intention to pool production and other resources to help facilitate better profitability for local hemp farmers, the Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Op is a great network to join. This is an excellent resource for novice hemp farmers.
  • Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers AssociationThis non-profit advocacy group focuses on driving pro-hemp legislation and program rulemakings for the Oregon-managed state program.
  • Oregon Hemp ConventionJoin local farmers and industry professionals to learn more about hemp farming and its unique industry.

National Hemp Resources

  • Hempstead Project Heart: Hempstead is an educational, environmental, and economic advocate for industrial hemp.
  • National Hemp Association: Membership is available for entrepreneurs, farmers, professors, researchers, manufacturers, investors, organizations, and businesses involved in the hemp industry.
  • Hemp Industries Association: Hemp Industries Association has worked as a hemp advocacy group for almost 30 years. They offer a great trade association for hemp farmers.
  • US Hemp Roundtable: This coalition of leading hemp companies and organizations is committed to safe hemp and CBD products.
  • US Hemp Authority: Achieve better credibility, compliance, and more by getting certified through the US Hemp Authority. This resource is for Oregon farmers that plan on producing CBD in-house.
  • US Hemp Growers Association: Gain access to hemp research and incredible resources that help farmers stay up to date on regulatory developments, certified CBD seed, and more.
  • Vote Hemp: This nonprofit is dedicated to educating legislators and policymakers, advocating for progressive hemp laws, and defending standing policies that inhibit commerce.
  • American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp: The trade association is a great place for both marijuana and hemp industry professionals. Their mission is to professionalize industry representation.

Hemp Biomass Selling Tips for Oregon Farmers

  • Hire a hemp broker: There are licensed hemp brokers that can help you negotiate the best price for your hemp biomass. You’ll want to look for an experienced individual with many connections in the industry and a great track record. Organizations like Oregon Hemp Traders offer services for helping clients with business development, agricultural advisory services, and also purchase hemp commodities.
  • Presell your biomass: This is an ideal option since the window for selling your harvested biomass is short. Having a buyer lined up can help alleviate stress post-harvest while giving you the competitive advantage of growing specific strains that potential buyers are looking for.
  • Sell directly to buyers: If you have the connections, it may be a good idea to cut out the middle man. Selling directly to buyers can help you maximize your profits but it will require more work.
  • Profit-sharing agreements: For farmers interested in joining the hemp industry but don’t have the upfront finances, profit-sharing agreements may be a good option for you. Profit-sharing works by finding a buyer willing to pay for all upfront costs and recoups these expenses after harvest.
  • Hemp future contracts: This type of agreement is signed before you start your season with a set price arranged for your biomass. While the price provided in future contracts is usually less than the price available with the open market, this is a good option for better stability and minimizing fluctuation risks.
  • Networking: Joining a hemp association or attending a hemp trade show can offer networking opportunities for connecting with potential buyers. The more places you can find to network, the more opportunities you’ll find.
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cbd seed oregon

Oregon Hemp Farming & CBD Seed FAQ

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) regulates hemp farming. All hemp farmers and processors must be licensed through this department.

The ODA requires a preharvest test to ensure your crops are federally compliant under the 0.3% THC content limit under USDA-enforced restrictions. This sample must be submitted to one of the state-provided accredited labs. We recommend testing your crops at least once a week and increasing frequency the closer you get to harvest.

Flood irrigation, pivot irrigation, and drip irrigation systems are all great options for Oregon hemp farms. However, the best option is a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation offers numerous benefits including automation options, high water efficiency, and more. Unlike other irrigation systems, it delivers water straight to the roots and minimizes the risk for mold and disease caused by wet foliage.

For farmers interested in growing hemp for CBD production, you’ll need to find high-producing CBD seed. Ideally, look for genetics that have been bred with stronger stalks and stems for a more resilient option for Oregon weather. Always look for compliant seed companies that offer COAs and seeds with high feminization and germination rates.

The OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) allows the transfer of raw industrial hemp from ODA registered growers to OLCC-licensed wholesalers. In order to qualify, you have to apply and be approved for an OLCC hemp certificate.

Oregon CBD Hemp Farming Resources

Learn more about local market updates, cultivation advice, and more for your hemp farm:

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