The cultivation of hemp used in CannaSen products is outsourced to Greenvally, Italian, which specializes in industrial agricultural activities within Hemp. Greenvally’s fields are located in the Italian region of Abruzzo and Veneto, where they use the best and latest technologies within cannabis cultivation while maintaining a focus on local sustainability.
To ensure that you as a consumer have confidence and an overview of the processes behind the production of CannaSen products, we have explained the journey that takes a seed of Cannabis Sativa L. to become medical Cannabis used in CannaSen products. Find more information on Product Manufacturing and Testing Labs in separate sections.
Preparing the Ground & Sowing
Preparation of the soil for sowing is the starting point and one of the basic factors in the cultivation phase: a good field (in terms of composition, nutrients and pollutants) creates optimal conditions for cultivation.
The raw material for all CannaSen CBD products is from the plant Cannabis Sativa L. This unique plant has many different varieties, each variety (also called “strain”) has special properties. Green Valley’s cultivation site has developed a genetic research program that identifies seeds to develop hemp plants specifically suitable for the production of medicinal cannabinoids.
This research program ensures that cannabis used in CannaSen products complies with the plant sector variants of Cannabis Sativa L registered in the European catalog of varieties of agricultural plant species in accordance with European Council Directive 2002/53 / EC with a level of THC below 0.2%. All information related to hemp cultivation is recorded and documented, from the location of the hemp to plant growth conditions, including continuous crop growth monitoring.
In cultivation, no pesticides or other chemical substances are used as these are not important for crop development and protection. Continuous analyzes are carried out in the fields to check the quality and potential needs of the vegetative phase, including the optimal harvest time based on the percentage of active ingredients present in the plant.
The harvesting happens through special agricultural equipment that cuts the Cannabis Sativa L. plants and legitimately moves them towards a trailer to the side, as the plants are gradually cut. During this stage all machinery/equipment are cleaned continually to keep away risk of contamination, before, during and after harvesting.
The drying procedure is a central role in avoiding all forms of corruption, adjustment or degreasing of Cannabis Sativa L. In the production of CannaSen products we only use drying sites explicitly committed to hemp action. The drying step, which is a critical factor for handling hemp and thus for the nature of the final product, is carefully monitored, especially by continuous control of basic parameters such as temperature, drying time, air circulation and humidity in the dryer.
When dried, Cannabis Sativa L experiences mechanical separation. First, the top of the cannabis plant is separated from the plant, leaving only node, stems and leaves. The next handling step ensures that the plant material is completely isolated through a machine that works by scrubbing brushes and through vibrating filters and fixed sieves. Once the mechanical procedure is completed, the extracted Cannabis will be completely isolated from the waste material and top of the cannabis plant.
When the separation procedure is finished, the extracted Cannabis moves directly from the separation machine to the special exit mouths, which have sacks at their closures for the final packaging. All the material used during the different phases is registered and comes with technical data sheets attesting to its compatibility and utility securing the quality of the final product.
The final product is collected in homogenous lots, with an individual lot number summarising all processing data, allows clear and precise product traceability. The lots are collected on pallets stored in well-ventilated areas in a warehouse, with protected accesses. Once the packaging process is complete, the material waits to be shipped to our production site.