We are very happy to announce that Herb-a-lites is one of the first Hemp and CBD merchants who can now accept all major Credit and Debit cards! Through our extensive network of merchant processing contacts, we were called last week by a long-time contact who shared with us a breakthrough opportunity with a major US bank and the 2nd largest credit card processing company to obtain secure credit card processing.
Unlike the numerous processors we have had for short periods of time, this solution is 100% transparent and offers us traditional financing terms and the knowledge that we will not be shut down for openly offering hemp products.
When you arrive at our checkout page just select the “Pay by Credit Card” option and a simple dropdown window will appear where you can enter your card information and complete your purchase.
This change is partly due to the knowledge that with the imminent passage of the Farm Bill as soon as this month, financial institutions are stepping into this industry with the full confidence that industrial hemp will join the ranks of other agricultural commodities such as wheat, corn, and soy.
We are building up our product inventories to assure that the additional ease of ordering can be matched by Herb-a-lites products. Happy shopping and we look forward to serving you soon.
We are very happy to announce that the first new crop from 2018 has arrived. We received our first order of the cultivar RNA (Russian Automatic) which as you can see is primarily made up of medium to large fluffy buds with a very aromatic nose I would describe as a mixture of skunk mixed with a certain sweetness.
The taste is a nice skunk/diesel with hints of fruitiness with an aftertaste we would describe as a sweet fruit punch. And the aftertaste lingers nicely.
Because of an excellent relationship we have developed with our farmers, we are able to offer this cultivar at a slightly lower price than other trimmed tops we have offered. Check it out on our Retail Shop or on the Wholesale Section for our wholesale customers.
The new 2018 Hemp Crop is arriving! We are excited to share that the drought of 2018 is over. New raw hemp is being harvested and dried by the ton. Over the next 6-9 months, we will be offering a number of specialty hemp cultivars. These will include T1, Special Sauce, C4, RNA (Russian Automatic), Pineapple Haze, and a few special phenotypes recently created by farmers I know.
Herb-a-lites continues to be among the top rated sources for consistent and affordable raw hemp flower. Thank you for your support, and please place your order on our easy to use website.
We are happy to announce that our Herb-a-shake season product has been placed on the shelf in our local Lucky’s Market. We have also been approved for three other stores in Colorado. Assuming the demand is good we are expecting to expand to other stores across the country.
Herb-a-lites will be participating in the 3rd “Hemp on the Slope” event in Collbran, Colorado in the beautiful Western Slope of Colorado this Saturday, July 21st.
Hemp on the Slope 3 is a hemp-centric event focused on the topics of farming industrial hemp for food, fuel, fiber, animal nutrition and bedding, building materials, paper and textiles, dietary supplements and many other benefits of the non-psychoactive cannabis-hemp crop. This event is not a medical or recreational marijuana event.
Over the past few months, we have been experimenting with a new pre-packaged product – a pre-filled hemp tea blend. While we have seen several versions of hemp tea we have not see any product that blends hemp leaf with other herbs in a tea mixture.
We are very happy to announce that we have now launched our hemp and chamomile filled tea bags. Each 2-gram tea bag is filled with a blend of ground hemp leaf and organic chamomile flowers. They are packaged in our new kraft barrier bags and are packaged five bags to a packet. They are available for a special introductory price of $12.00
The interest in the Herb-a-lites product line is growing rapidly with over 40 pounds of high-quality tops and leaf heading out the doors every month. One of the reasons we are being so successful is the work of our expanding group of Distributors. These folks are working to spread the word about Herb-a-lites in their local communities and representing us in shops around the nation.
To help you find distributors in your area and to entice some of you to consider joining the “elite” network of hempsters, we have created a special page on our site dedicated to these folks.
Being involved in a new industry is both exciting and challenging.
As some of you may already know the United States grew approximately 25,000 acres of hemp for the 2017 season. It is estimated that 50-60% of that acreage was for high CBD cultivars. As you can see from the chart to the right, the states that provided the vast majority of this material are – in order of acreage, Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, Nevada and North Carolina. That means that we only had in the neighborhood of 12,000 – 15,000 acres from which to source all our product.
In the first month or two after harvest this past September and October, we saw huge amounts of product get ground up and processed into oils and isolate. Becuase if this we are now starting to see the supply becoming much less abundant especially for the carefully trimmed product Herb-a-lites is becoming known for. One of our main focuses at this point is to secure a consistent supply for all our existing and future customers over the next four months before the 2018 harvest begins.
Because of the supply and demand realities of our “free market” system, we are finding that farmers are now starting to ask for higher prices for all of their products, including the trimmed tops we use for our products. This means that we will need to increase our prices somewhat over the next few weeks to compensate for the prices we have to pay our farmer partners. But, we hope that by locking in supply now, we will only have to do this kind of increase once.
We appreciate all the amazing support we have received from our customers over the past four months and look forward to a long and beneficial relationship with each and every one of you.
The word is out and the reviews are coming in. People are excited about the opportunity to consume CBD in the form of whole plant material. The response we have received from a wide variety of CBD, Smoke and Vape shops has been very positive. While many of these stores have been selling extracted hemp oil for a while in a variety of concentrations, they have not yet known of or had access to raw plant material. That is all about to change.
If you are interested in helping expand the Herb-a-lites Brand and are good at sales and talking to retail owners, please get in touch with us about becoming an Herb-a-lites Distributor. We offer our products at a deeply discounted rate to our Distributors and then support you to get these products into your local stores. The wholesale price is typically 30% above your distributor price so you can make money while doing good!
Herb-a-lites offers sustainably grown and hand harvested herbal products. Please select the products you wish to order in our store using our secure payment gateway and we will typically ship out your order via UPS within 48 hours.