by | Jan 1, 2020 | Market News

There is a new crop growing at Pahl’s and as the 6th generation farmer I am excited to talk about it!  After the 2018 Farm Bill (sec 7125) passed we saw an opportunity at a brand new market and we have decided to dive in head first. Pahl’s Market has officially added something else for every season as we now grow Hemp or Cannabis Sativa. Now, before you stop reading and think that we grow Marijuana, please take the time to educate yourself and let me explain not only what Hemp is but also the benefits it brings.

Pahl’s Market is a licensed hemp grower and we have taken all of the necessary steps to make sure that this new transition is in fact legal. The company name for our hemp license is Hemp Solutions of Minnesota. Our goal as farmers has always been to feed as many people as we can.  We take great pride in the fact that we are lucky enough to provide healthy vegetables for families and now have added the hemp plant to our repertoire.  Long hours, no days off, and quality is what we know and we promise that we are taking those same attributes and applying them to growing Hemp.

So, what can Hemp can be used for?

  1. Fiber
    a.  Clothing
    b.  Paper
    c.  Netting
    d.  Shoes
  2. Concrete/ Hemp Crete
  3. Fuel
  4. Protein powder
  5. CBD

There are many more uses of hemp than listed above and we urge you all to do your own research too, because what this plant is possibly capable of (given set markets) has a potential of becoming the best thing since sliced bread (we all know I wasn’t around before sliced bread was a thing). The one property that is at the forefront, not only at a marketing standpoint but also as an added health benefit, is Cannabidiol (CBD, ka·nuh·buh·dai·uhl). The body actually contains cannabidiol receptors in areas of the body that can effect mood, pain, appetite, etc. You might be seeing stores that are selling CBD products, or you might be seeing stores that are strictly for CBD – all of these products came from Hemp. So, you might ask yourself, does this product contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC)?  The answer is yes and no. Confusing right?! Let me explain a little further.

The amount of THC that is in the plant/flower is required to be 0.3% or less in total THC. So, to answer the question does Hemp (the plant itself) contain THC the answer is yes, but it does not contain enough to have any psychoactive reactions. The main source/highest concentration of CBD is found in the flower of the plant, CBD can be also found throughout the entire plant but not enough to make it worth your while. How do we get the CBD from the plant to those receptors in the body? You could dry down the flower, grind it up and smoke it much like a cigarette. This would contain the small parts of THC mentioned above. Another process is extraction, where you are taking that dried down flower and extracting the oil from it. There are several different extraction methods and Pahl’s uses a process known as a CO2 extraction. In a nut shell, we use different levels of pressure and temperature to get our desired product (oil) from the flower. The amount of pressure in the vessel can vary from 1200-1800 psi. This amount of pressure allows the oil to be extracted from the flower and is now in a form that can be broken down further. The raw oil that comes out of the extraction process will still contain those small levels of THC in them, along with CBD, some fats, lipids, and other plant matter. The products that we have are THC free because they have been through other processes called winterization and distillation, resulting in a final end product of just CBD.  This is a brief description on how this process all works, there are other methods that can get you to the same end result but we wanted to shortly explain how we get there.

We currently sell CBD products at Pahl’s Market and we will be soon providing our own products with our own label, grown by us!  We are happy to walk you through the process and explain how these products work, and the benefits that they may have on you. As of right now we offer two types that are THC free. The first is a tincture application. This is used orally with a 1 ML eye droplet and the other is a topical which gets applied directly to the area where you want it used.

These are some of the benefits that both may provide but are not allowed to be said that CBD actually cures:

Tincture: “liquid”

  • Epilepsy
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Crohn’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cramps
  • Migraine/headache

Topical: “lotion/salve”

  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Auto Immune
  • Acne

These products are offered in different sizes, we have a 500 mg and a 1,000 mg CBD tincture (the higher the number the more “potent” the product) and we have three choices of topicals, a 50 mg, 500 mg, and 1000 mg bottle.

There is a lot more to learn about Hemp and CBD and the other products that we will be offering that we can’t fit into this article but if you do have any questions feel free to email me at jack@pahls.com.  We take great pride in what we do here at Pahl’s Market and we wouldn’t sell a product that we don’t believe in, we hope that we have developed a name that you can trust.

Thank you for listening – Jack Pahl


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  1. Kelly Bell

    I’m am so excited to read Jack Pahl’s article regarding Hemp and the crops and products that Pahls Market is taking on! I’ve been very interested in this subject ever since I watched a 5 year old girl go from 96 seizures a day down to 2. It fascinates me and I can’t wait to hear more about your progress. Keep us updated!! Way to go Pahl’s!!

  2. Mary Wareham

    I am concerned that CBD is the slippery slope to eventual legalization of recreational marijuana. That’s where this is going, don’t be deceived. A society whose citizens need to tune out of reality and look for happiness in a pill as a substitute for true spirituality and a relationship with God is moving towards a bad end. There’s a negative side to this movement and that research is available. Smoking it? Worse foe one’s health than cigarettes.

    • Dan Larson

      Mary – I share your concerns about legalized recreational marijuana – but this ain’t that. You could no sooner get high smoking industrial hemp than you could smoking a stalk of corn. After five successive years of low crop prices, rising input costs, a hostile regulatory environment, witnessing the slow, aching death march of the disappearance of their hard-won world markets in corn and beans to tarrifs, and a horrible planting season this year – industrial hemp represents a much needed new market to Minnesota farmers. And I haven’t even mentioned the market benefits this formerly legal crop provides for medicinal purposes. Please see Kelly’s comment above and try to keep an open mind about this needed new opportunity for American farmers – and the rural communities that will eventually benefit from new processing facilities.

  3. Rosemary Baker

    ❤️❤️❤️. Yay. Thank you for caring!!!

  4. Mary Wareham

    …more food for thought:


  5. Sina Tae

    It really is not a pleasant smell for folks living close by to Pahl’s. It really stinks all day every day.


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