James 'Jim' Garman, is a husband, a father, and a business owner. He is also a 5th-generation farmer, an accolade he proudly embraced upon his dad's passing in 2018. Shortly after, he began to act on an age-old vision, one he frequently talked about with his dad while living in California and one he hoped to one day start together. What crop would enable us to disrupt the traditional farming practices that had consumed our lineage for the last 149 years? Hops, lavender, grapes, something else? How can we use smaller tracts of land and develop a model to offer consumers direct access to highly transparent and organically-farmed products that come right out of the field?
That same year, the state of Kansas, where Jim grew up working on the family farm, learning the importance of hard work, responsibility, and accountability, had introduced their plan to launch an Industrial Hemp Research Program. As a long-time user and advocate of CBD, the stars couldn't have aligned any better.
By 2019 Jim had secured one of the first five industrial hemp growing and distribution licenses granted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and executed on an opportunity to integrate a relatively untraditional business-model right in the heart of his dad's conventional farming legacy.
Through his pursuit, Jim developed a multi-channel model that supplies his customers with hemp-derived, natural products, on the same land homesteaded 149 years prior in 1872 - known today as Kannaco.
Product Design & Development
We continuously invest our time and dollars in the design, development, and refinement of our product formulations to improve our ability to help our customers meet their needs. Beyond formulation, we're exploring scientific applications, efficacy, and safety studies, backed by scientists and medical practitioners. Our objective is to continuously develop and deliver superior products in formulations and form factors that make the most sense for our customers.
We're certainly not the first to say it, but it's true, a daily CBD routine comes with absolute value. It's the key to optimizing the undeniable benefits of hemp-extracted cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, CBDV). We standardize cannabinoid concentrations at moderately higher levels in all of our products. Whether it be topical, ingestible, or sublingual products, we focus on providing our customers with dosing flexibility and the opportunity to discover what fits them best.
Manufacturing & Processing
We outsource our hemp processing and product manufacturing to our Midwest-based partners because it makes the most sense for our customers. Through their GMP regulated facilities, they help us protect our customers' well-being and consistently produce high-quality products.
Behind The Brand
We are a tight-knit team of people who care deeply about quality and our customers’ well-being. Our Manhattan, KS office is responsible for sales, order fulfillment, and farming operations.
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