Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA) has started its 2019 harvest at its CBD hemp farm in Scio, Oregon.
MCOA and its joint venture partner Global Hemp Group (CSE: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) (FRANKFURT: GHG) have created a joint venture subsidiary Covered Bridge Acres Ltd. (CBA), which owns the hemp biomass that runs across 35 acres.
Harvesting in Oregon
Pre-harvest testing from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on the current hemp crop was recently conducted at the farm and the final results of the tests determined that the hemp crop was compliant in THC levels.
CBA has begun a selective harvest of buds concurrently with the general harvest for extraction and will be completed during the current quarter. Strains selected for this year’s outdoor crop are low in THC and are expected to produce CBD levels near 20%. Similar strains are being grown in the greenhouses for the fall harvest program.
“The initial results of this harvest in Oregon are incredibly promising,” stated Donald Steinberg, the CEO of Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA). “As demand for CBD products continues to escalate, we remain focused on expanding our market footprint, enhancing brand recognition and capturing additional market share. We believe that this harvest is an important step in our growth trajectory and in establishing ourselves as a market leader in this emerging industry.”
MCOA has expanded its growing operations to include year-round production from its greenhouses. The Covered Bridge Acres team has populated the first greenhouse for a fall harvest.
The remaining five greenhouses are processing the current harvest of the outdoor crop. Cultivation will expand into all of the greenhouses on the farm, once processing is complete.
Additionally, a new 4,000 sq. ft. greenhouse will be installed to increase the available indoor growing area. Management is currently evaluating greenhouse expansion plans in order to generate a year-round revenue stream for the company.