Zion Herbals: Pushing the Limits of CBD

Zion Herbals is carrying their motto, “strictly the best,” into all they do. 

Founded in 2010, the Richmond, Virginia-based botanicals and extracts brand offers a wide range of hemp products, all designed to give users clean, effective and consistent results for an improved sense of well-being. 

In order to maintain control over the entire manufacturing process and ensure the highest quality from seed-to-sale, Zion Herbals sources hemp from their Oregon and Virginia hemp farms. Both farms are located on land that has been untouched for over 100 years, and are completely free of chemicals, pesticides and processed fertilizers. Only bat guano and fish emulsion are used for fertilization. Although they don’t have the USDA certification, all farming is organic and follows a a Rastafarian level of purity known as “Ital.” 

Zion Herbals is the flagship brand of parent company BotanaWay, which offers white label manufacturing and branding services for approximately 40 brands and provides hemp cannabinoid extracts for more than 200 brands. For BotanaWay founder and CEO, David Reynolds Derian, Zion Herbals is an outlet where he can showcase the company’s high-quality extractions via in-house formulations in a variety of delivery methods—from tinctures and pressed tablets to pre-rolls and liquid gels.

“We always offer a higher level of purity and lab-verified cleanliness with less residual solvents then can be found anywhere in the industry,” he said. “Strictly the best is our motto, and that is what we’re known for.”

Pushing the Limits of Extraction

Zion Herbals pushes extraction methods to over 99% pure, meaning a complete isolation of the cannabinoids. Their Delta-8 THC is at 95% purity, compared to most competitors on the market, which rank in the high 80s.  Once purity reaches the high nineties, the oil becomes crystal clear, like water. 

“You can visibly see its cleanliness,” Derian said.

The company’s proprietary extraction process uses multiple extraction methods in order to reach this high level of purity with the end-result being a completely solvent-free extract. 

“The final steps to get to the higher stages are super expensive and difficult,” Derian said, explaining that a greater level of knowledge and understanding around safety is required, as well as additional lab equipment. 

A higher level of purity doesn’t necessarily make for a stronger product. However, when cannabinoids are surrounded by fewer impurities, they can bind to the body’s receptors more effectively. This translates to a cleaner, healthier, and more well-rounded experience. 

“Steps of pushing it to the extreme are costly, but these are things we don’t avoid,” Derian said. “I believe we are a couple steps ahead. By the time others get to where we are, we are going to be on another plateau.”

Refined Delivery 

Zion Herbals intentionally stays away from more recreationally inspired consumption methods, such as gummy bear edibles and vaping. Rather, the company aims to create mature delivery methods, like pressed CBD tablets. 

“We’re trying to forge and develop new paths as a dietary supplement manufacturer,” Derian said. “I think CBD tablets, much like a pressed aspirin, is the future.” 

According to Derian, since these kinds of products are more normalized in society, they also appeal to a broader range of consumers seeking the benefits of hemp.

Delta-8 THC 

All Zion Herbals products are health-oriented, including their Delta-8 THC. Derian was initially on the fence about adding Delta-8 THC to the product line, but after a loyal customer shared how the cannabinoid had helped him manage pain without anxiety, Derian decided it supported the Zion Herbals mission. 

“My mission is to provide natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals,” he said. 

Packaged in pharmaceutical-style bottles, the Delta-8 liquid gels are intended for medicinal uses rather than a way for people to get high. The effects are fast-acting and immensely stronger than CBD.  

Five Fan Favorites

Zion Herbals offers a plethora of products to choose from online. A few favorites are the best-selling CBD Soft Chews, Pressed CBD Tablets, Hemp Flower Jars, Delta-8 THC Liquid Gels, and their line of Element C CBD Sparkling Juices. Pushing the limits and staying ahead of the curve is what Zion Herbals is all about. Each of these products exemplifies their mission to improve and perfect delivery systems and flavors as they take CBD products to a new level. 

1) Citrus Mango CBD Soft Chews

Through a partnership with The Apple Rush Company, a leader in the natural beverage industry, Zion Herbals utilizes their access to large-scale food preparation equipment to make these unique CBD Soft Chews, featuring all organic ingredients. Reminiscent of a starburst, each delicious chew has a sweet Citrus Mango flavor and is formulated to offer a relaxing and well-balanced sense of calm. It’s like a little treat and completely masks the bitter taste of CBD. Individually wrapped, each CBD chew contains 30mg of hemp extract and can be taken as needed. This is a great consumption option if you need CBD but haven’t had much to eat, as the organic sugars act as a carrier and help your body absorb the product. 

2) Pressed CBD Tablets 
Zion Herbals Hemp Extract CBD Tablets

Available in jars of ten, these pressed CBD tablets contain 75mg of CBD each. If you are seeking relief for a specific health issue, whether it’s severe pain or epilepsy, these tablets are an easy way to incorporate high levels of CBD into your diet daily. The precise dosing means you can count on every tablet being exactly 75mg. While there are a few other pressed CBD tablets on the market, you’re unlikely to find any with this high of a dosage. 

3) Premium CBD, CBG and Delta-8 Infused Hemp Flower Jars
Zion Herbals Sour Space Candy Hemp Flower

Zion Herbals’ whole hemp flower is available in CBD, CBG and CBD/Delta-8 THC strains. All of these flower offerings give people a way to enjoy the benefits of CBD in a more social and spiritual way. 

Sour Space Candy, Cherry Cirtus, and T1 are CBD-only varietals. The Bubba Kush and Honolulu Haze strains combine both CBD and Delta-8 THC for an immediate calming effect. Whole hemp flower is also available in two CBG strains: White Lion and White Whale. A natural sedative, CBG is a perfect way to wind down before bedtime. White Whale is grown in Oregon and is very frosty with a lot of cannabinoids on the flower, helping clean out your lungs. White Lion is grown on Zion Herbals’ Virginia hemp farm and has an earthier flavor profile. 

This year, Zion Herbals is also growing Goliath, Abacus 2.0, and Peach Mint Kush on their Oregon hemp farm and will be adding these strains to their lineup in the fall. 

4) Delta 8-THC, 20-mg Liquid Gels
Zion Herbals Delta 8 Liquid Gels

The Delta-8 soft gel is an excellent way to ensure you are taking precisely 20mg at a time. To get standardized exact dosing requires precision—something Zion Herbals can claim, thanks to their experience manufacturing for brands on a large-scale. One capsule is a sufficient serving size and is very effective. You can expect to receive the maximum benefits that Delta 8-THC has to offer through an advanced delivery method that is easy to take with you on-the-go. And last but not least, MCT oil (commonly known as coconut oil) is used for the carrier, making these liquid gels a natural, healthy option.

5) CBD Sparkling Juices
Zion Herbals Element C CBD Sparkling Juice

Zion Herbals teamed up with the beverage company Apple Rush to create their Element C CBD Sparkling Juice line and reach a wider audience by tapping into their impressive distribution network. Available in Black Cherry, Blueberry, and Plain, these sparkling juices contain 25mg of water-soluble CBD. The plain flavor is like a sparkling water while the black cherry and blueberry flavors are similar to Fanta.

With no added sugars and all organic ingredients from real juices, these sparkling juices are a fun and delicious way to ingest CBD. Zion Herbals’ proprietary emulsification process makes for high bioavailability, meaning you will feel the effects faster and stronger too.

Quality Assurance

All of Zion Herbals’ products are third-party lab-tested (typically by Columbia Food Laboratories) in order to give consumers complete peace of mind. Current QR codes are listed on each and every product, taking you directly to the most recent lab results for total transparency. 

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Green Bodhi’s Path to Plant Enlightenment

John Bayes says he’s not like many other growers. He didn’t show up on the scene a few years ago to capitalize on this new age of cannabis legalization. He, and the rest of his team of cultivators at Green Bodhi, have been producing some of the best flowers in Oregon for over a decade and they’re not going anywhere.

Of course, there are many OGs who have been growing cannabis as long as Bayes has, but most of them have a similar origin story: They grew up with hippie parents on a multi-generational family farm, or they left their hedge fund job for something more fulfilling. But Bayes took a uniquely winding path to becoming a top-shelf cannabis farmer, and he says that has made all the difference.

The Roots

Bayes begins his story, as one does, with his childhood, when he first started laying down his roots in Eugene, Oregon. Today, he’s 44 and he’s completely settled in that picturesque city, where he’s raising his young child and where Green Bodhi is grounded.

“I’d been going to Eugene since I was a kid,” Bayes says. This was the ’70s and the ’80s — when the foundations of cannabis etiquette were being laid in Eugene. The glass scene was filled with legends, the hippie trail was weaving its way north from San Francisco and the city had established itself as the sort of nature-surrounded, cheap-rent-filled city that could be friendly to counterculture artists as they settled down.

The first time Bayes smoked pot was as a teen in Eugene, when he was fishing on the bike trail down by the Willamette River and an older teenager handed him some hash. Bayes also remembered snagging buds from his buddy’s dad as an adolescent, and knowing so little about cannabis that he took the buds from the field and not the drying shed next door.

“He had a huge field, you could see it from the highway,” said Bayes. “So, we took some and we dried it on the roof on tin foil because we wanted it to dry fast and we didn’t want my parents to see.”

Green Bodhi’s signature strain is this Tenzin Kush #4.

During the drying operation, Bayes went on a bamboo hunt and fashioned a pipe for him and his pals

Despite these early flashes of a resourceful spirit and an eagerness to experiment with cannabis, Bayes didn’t head straight into the cannabis industry. After he graduated from high school, he went to Las Vegas to work for a construction company as the Bill Clinton-driven economy boomed around him. After Vegas, he landed a gig at a chemical plant in Southern California that he described as hell. Then, he wound his way to Georgia, where he dreamed of becoming a youth pastor in the military. There, in Georgia in 1997, he says he experienced an event that precipitated a personal and spiritual awakening: He accidentally took 30 tabs of acid at once, and as the world warped around him, he started to consider the military industrial complex, Big Tobacco and what he calls “the criminal industrial complex.”

Completely shaken, Bayes ditched his dream of joining the military — and moved back home to start over.

Tenzin Kush #4

The Branches

Upon returning to Eugene, Bayes didn’t completely devote himself to cannabis. In the early 2000s, he dedicated himself to searching for ayahuasca, thinking he wanted to be some kind of “urban shaman,” he says. He attempted to discover the fastest path he could to achieve that end goal, which included attending the first International Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Peru.

After the conference, Bayes quickly gave up on that goal, but he maintains the experience of switching life paths can be really valuable.

“You can’t do anything though if you don’t start with yourself and end with yourself,” Bayes says. “The real work happens with self-honesty. And that’s really hard. It’s hard to be really honest about yourself to yourself. It’s almost impossible actually.”

Pinesoul

It’s at this point — this moment of deep introspection — that Bayes got a tip from a friend that cannabis would be legal soon. Bayes says he thought his friend was being unrealistic, but he got the ball rolling anyways.

An intuitive nature has always been a part of Bayes’ life, and this approach fit his cultivation style. To this day, Bayes says that he’s not claiming to be any scientist or botanist, but growing based upon his intuition.

“It’s always been easy, man,” Bayes says. “There have been hiccups and whatever, but when you’ve got a good set to start with, a good foundation, it’s usually easy. I was self-taught, but I was in Eugene, and with all the people around, you get little pieces [of growing knowledge] here and there.”

For example, a friend gave Bayes his first soil recipe, which he modified by tossing in some soil from an organic orchard. With a few further tweaks, the soil was supporting thriving plants. After picking up more tricks of the trade to add to his own green thumb, Bayes received his first medical marijuana card from the state of Oregon in 2004.

From there, he started consulting in California, as he began to maneuver towards the legal market he saw in the future.

Dogwalker OG

All along, he kept his focus on building his spread of genetics. Having the pick of the litter much of the time on the plants coming through Eugene didn’t hurt. Bayes says back in the day there were only a few circles in town that held all of the genetics. He was in two of those circles.

“Eugene is like the end of the Silk Road, from San Francisco up to here,” Bayes says. “There’s a lot of traffic coming through. I was always on the outskirts of what other groups of people were up to because I didn’t want to get involved.”

Bayes laughed about how big some folks were growing back in the day. He remembers admiring their guts, but he was glad he didn’t have anything to do with it. However, there were plenty of good genes going around. Strains like Dogwalker OG and Golden Pineapple got into his hands. Cuts like the Sour Best Sh*t Ever and Fire OG were other strains held in high regard that he was able to add to his genetic library.

Besides developing new relationships and growing good genetics, Bayes had plenty left to do to prepare for the legal market. He developed cannabis trainings and took them up and down the coast, while making more and more connections with other people preparing for the legal market.

“You create the right conditions,” Bayes says. “If you don’t have techniques to show your techniques are provable and repeatable, you’re kind of a kook.”

Hazy Girl

The Flowers

As Bayes developed the techniques and connections behind Green Bodhi, he started to see tangible effects in the quality of the cannabis he was cultivating.

A few years ago, Bayes sent some of his strains to get tested at the Steep Hill laboratory in Berkeley, California. He says his results broke records.

“I’d given them some Golden Pineapple and some other strains and they tested higher than anything they had tested at that point,” says Bayes. “I think they had tested about 35,000 samples or something, and the Golden Pineapple tagged a few percent higher [for THC] than anything they’d seen.”

Tangieland x Hazy Kush

But Bayes doesn’t claim elite testing scores distinguishes him from the crowd. He says he’d rather be educating others on Buddhism and how mindful farming practices can protect the environment. As a Korean-American and a devout Buddhist, Bayes believes the positive energy and connections in his life in cannabis and the wider world are truly karmic.

The name of his cultivation company, Green Bodhi, is in fact a reference to his growing philosophy: trusting the plant’s natural intuition and using regenerative methods that support the earth.

“Bodhi actually means — in a simple terminology — enlightenment,” says Bayes. “But in a more complex terminology, it means a purification of all defilements and omission of ultimate and relative reality simultaneously.”

In simple terms, this means that Bayes removes any artificial enhancements from his growing strategies. In fact, he was the first grower to adopt Clean Green Certified standards in Oregon, according to Willamette Week.

“And the ‘green’ in Green Bodhi is basically representing the wisdom of plants,” he says. “In short, the enlightenment that comes from the wise utilization of plants in your path. That’s kind of where Green Bodhi came from.”

SBSE x 78 Old School Affie #2

Bayes says that cultivating for Green Bodhi is like building his own private collection. In fact, he only smokes his own cannabis. His signature strain is his Tenzin Kush, which he says the No. 2 phenotype is “the most homogeneous plant” that the people at Phylos Bioscience had ever tested to add to their galaxy of strain genetics. This homogeneity means that there would be an extreme lack of biodiversity in the seed stock of Tenzin Kush if it was self-pollinated.

Besides the Tenzin Kush, Bayes says that his Hazy Kush, Best Sh*t Ever and Dogwalker OG are finding their way into the most crosses at the moment.

“This is my revolution in my own way. Every little trichrome head has blessings to some of the greatest masters on the planet,” Bayes said. “The way I look at it, if I can deliver all these encased capsules of good intentions, true vibes, happiness, I’m just keeping it simple.”

Originally published in the print edition of Cannabis Now.

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// Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Criminalization Of Drug Possession (Marijuana Moment)

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// New Mexico adult-use marijuana bill advanced by state House panel (Marijuana Business Daily)

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