Tweedle Farms: Redefining the Hemp Industry for the 21st Century

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday August 16, 2020

Tweedle Farms: Redefining the Hemp Industry for the 21st Century
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Hemp fabrics date back more than 10,000 years. Presidents Washington and Jefferson grew hemp. In fact, according to the Hemp Industries Association, "Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic." The highly partisan 1937 Marihuana Tax Act squelched the industry. It was only as recently as the 2018 Farm Bill that hemp, once again, became a legally regulated industry.

Entrepreneurs big and small have jumped on the hemp train to capitalize on the beneficial properties of CBD, as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant. But few have the in-depth scientific understanding and business acumen as Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family-owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene-rich, high-CBD hemp flower and hemp-derived CBD and minor cannabinoid products.

"Our three main goals have always been clear and simple. We offer 1. the best products we can, 2. at a fair price, 3. with unmatched customer service," says Tweedle Farms co-founder Jason Evans. The entrepreneur brings 20 years of institutional finance as well as retail ownership experience to the partnership with James Green. The two crossed paths in Oregon and became immediate friends.

Evans relocated from California, packing more than clothes and kitchenware. He was determined to transplant a CBD-specific hemp strain never before grown in Oregon. It was a risky move. How would a different climate and photosynthesis period affect growth? The gamble paid off. The clones flourished in northwest Oregon, producing floral terpenes and rich cannabinoid content.

The vertical business model came to fruition in 2016, and over the past several years, the brand has gained momentum in an increasingly discerning and crowded marketplace. At first, the pair thought of growing for the processor market. It would have been the easier move, but in his gut, Evans felt the hemp was "too good to be ground up and turned into distillate or isolate."

They built and launched a website, selling hemp flower online at a time when only a handful of retailers could be found, though none of them were growers. Tweedle Farms became America's first farm-to-table hemp and hemp flower provider.

"We're proud of being farm-to-table," says Evans. "We have ten acres and two greenhouses and indoor gardens, which is about as much as we can manage without losing the personal attention that the plants need."

Tweedle Farms has declined outside investment, buy-out and expansion offers to stay boutique and hyper-focused on quality and transparency. "From what I learned in retail, you can only do one or two things really well," says Evans.

Like others in the industry, Tweedle Farms has had to overcome misconceptions and stigma—a parallel that drew the company to two important initiatives.

Tweedle Farms' philanthropy efforts have focused on The Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit that focuses on three key criminal justice reform initiatives: prisoner release, record clearing through clemency and expungement, and reentry programs. Recent studies have indicated that approximately 40,000 individuals are incarcerated on victimless cannabis offenses "for having engaged in conduct that in large parts of the nation is now decriminalized, partially or fully legal, and taxed, licensed, and regulated by state and local governments."

Also, the brand has embraced the LGBTQ community despite some less than enthusiastic social media comments. Evans pays them no mind, saying, "I'd rather have one customer who's all about inclusion than those who exclude."

3 To Try

Tweedle Farms curates an expansive knowledge base through its blog, which posts about everything from the benefits of CBN and CBG to the dangers of synthetic CBD products.

You'll only find the real deal on Tweedle Farms' website. Here are three of their best-selling products:

Suver Haze — Purchased by weight (1 gram - 1 ounce), this hemp bud is 12.48% CBDa and dominant terpenes β-Myrcene, β-Caryophyllene, Ocimene and a-Bisabolol. When ground, its nose expands to include ripe mango, citrus rind, and "overall pungent funk that you just have to love."

Hawaiian Haze Vape Cartridge — Cannabinoid Content: 38.7% CBD, 7.2% CBC, 4.9% CBN, 2% CBG, 1.6% CBDv
Flavor: Fresh, bright, and sour plant matter. Creamy citrus rind and sharp pine on the exhale.
General: Cartridges are made with premium-quality crystal-resistant distillate and pure hemp-derived terpenes. Nothing else. Plus, we use only the highest-quality PureCore hardware, which features a fully ceramic atomizer, so you can be confident that these are the cleanest, smoothest cartridges on the market.

Blue Raspberry CBD Gummies — Each gummy contains 25mg of pure, hemp-derived CBD and comes in a pack of 20, which makes for a total of 500mg. Vegan, gluten-free, and made without any kind of artificial flavors or colors.



Disclaimer:
Tweedle Farms offers legal industrial hemp that is grown pursuant to a cultivation license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon has implemented an agricultural pilot program under Section 7606 of the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill. The Farm Bill defines "industrial hemp" as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Tweedle Farms makes no guarantee as to the lawfulness of any product offered on the Website in your jurisdiction, that any product on the Website is legal for resale in your jurisdiction, or that you will be able to pass a drug test after consuming products available on the Website. If you have questions regarding the legality of industrial hemp in your jurisdiction, please consult a local attorney.

None of the products listed on the Website have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). Always check with a physician before trying any new dietary supplement, medicinal herb, or botanical extract.

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.

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