Big Corporate CBD

CBD comes from the flower of the hemp plant, just like orange juice comes from an orange.

The problem is that corporate CBD (many of the big brands…..the ones you find at the Gas Station or at Walmart) uses the “whole-plant” – including the stalk, stem, and leaves — none of which contain CBD.

Why would Corporate CBD use the entire hemp plant, instead of just the hemp flowers?

Because they value profits over product quality and cash over customer satisfaction.


For years, customers like you have been forced to settle for low-quality, mass-produced CBD, and 1935 won’t stand for it any longer.

Luckily, you don’t have to either! We founded 1935cbd as a response to Big Corporate CBD, and our team is honored to serve you the CBD you can trust.

In 1935, we knew we could do better than the low standards set by Corporate CBD. When we realized that these big companies were making their full spectrum CBD products with the “whole plant,” we were shocked. As family farmers, we learned this through the process of vetting out the ‘best’ way to process our Hemp into quality products. We grow, hang to dry, hand schuck the flowers, and process only the CBD flowers into our 1935 products. No shortcuts.

What is full-spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD refers to CBD products that contain all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including minor cannabinoids like Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN). Full-spectrum CBD products also include other beneficial ingredients like terpenes and flavonoids.

Full-spectrum CBD appears to work by affecting a system in the body called the endocannabinoid system or ECS, according to preliminary research. The ECS consists of cannabinoid receptors found all over the body. Their job is to help these systems in the body achieve homeostasis or balance, according to research.

There are at least 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Studies show that these compounds have the most effect on the ECS when they all work together. This process is called the “entourage effect.” This effect is less present when using broad-spectrum (full plant) products or not present at all in those CBD products. Only full-spectrum CBD products trigger the entourage effect, according to available research.

Where Does CBD Come From?

To understand the difference between 1935 ‘flower’ CBD and “whole-plant” CBD, let’s first take a look at how full-spectrum cannabinoids are produced.

All cannabis plants have a growth cycle of three to four months, which comes in two stages: vegetative and flowering. In the vegetative stage, the plant is growing its stems and leaves, getting as tall and bushy as its genetics will allow. In the last month or so, as the daylight begins to decrease, the female plant enters the flowering stage.

When the flowering stage begins, the cannabis plant senses the end of the growing season and responds by producing higher amounts of resin in its flowers, in hopes of pollinating before it’s too late.

That sticky resin produces cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in hemp plants. The stickier the flower, the more cannabinoids it contains!

What is Whole Plant CBD?

Whole plant CBD simply means that the whole plant was used in the extraction process, instead of using just the flowers. Also known as “aerial parts,” or anything that touches the air, whole plant CBD includes the stems, stalk, leaves, and seeds — along with cannabinoid-rich flowers.

These plant parts are machine-dried, shredded, and pelletized. The full-spectrum cannabinoids are then obtained from these pellets, usually by an extraction process.

What is Flower (or bud) Only CBD?

It’s exactly what it sounds like. We remove the hemp flowers from the hemp plant, before we extract it. That makes a better product for you, our customer.

The flower of the hemp plant has the highest concentration of cannabinoids of other parts of the plant, by a lot. When processed without low-quality plant parts, the final product lends a delicate, floral flavor that will surprise anyone who hasn’t yet tried it.

The Downsides of Flower (or Bud) Only CBD

Flower-Only CBD products are not cheap. Because we use only a fraction of the whole plant, the process of creating a Flower (or bud) with Only CBD products can get expensive.

To make 1935cbd, our personally farmed hemp plants are harvested and dried at our farm (by hand), and then the flowers are shucked from the plants by hand. The volume of biomass that is being produced is significantly lower than the biomass produced by the whole plant process.

This process becomes even more expensive and time-consuming. But we love the work – because we KNOW YOU WILL FEEL THE DIFFERENCE and WILL TRUST US LONG-TERM.


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