vermont hemp


September 16, 2020 / View Post

Bernie Breaks Out Laughing in Rabble-Rouser Chocolate Shop

Bernie Sanders visited an artisan chocolate maker in Vermont that is making healthier CBD chocolates. Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Crafts (formerly Nutty Steph’s) is infusing chocolate bars and hearts with the highest-grade CBD oils from a small family farm in Vermont called Northeast Kingdom Hemp. Rabble-Rouser also makes Bernie Bars and another new chocolate that gets […]

September 5, 2020 / View Post

A Chiropractor’s Experience with Northeast Kingdom Hemp

“25 years of working with thousands of patients had taken a toll on my hands, wrists and elbows”, said Dr. Gina Carucci, owner of Carucci Chiropractic and Holistic Health Center located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. “I tried several CBD products from California and Colorado companies.  Nothing helped.  I was considering significantly reducing my practice hours”. […]

May 29, 2020 / View Post

Before CBD For Pets Was Cool

In the May 28, 2020 edition of Hemp Industry Daily ( you can read about the increased number of pet owners and veterinarians who are finding CBD helpful for their furry friends. We have written about CBD for pets before, but if you haven’t checked out our “Petstimonials” page you can go there […]

May 26, 2020 / View Post

On Project CBD, Origins and Authenticity

A recent New York Times article was published about the origin of  This is a site we have visited countless times over the course of the last four years. It is where we send others in search of information and research about CBD.  We have always felt like we could trust the information on […]

March 7, 2020 / View Post

CBD Facial Oil For Complexion

Humans have an incredible variety of skin types, but one thing we have in common is the desire for a healthy complexion. CBD Facial Oil can help us all look our best. Of course, we should all be skeptical of claims that a product has “anti-aging” properties. Still, there are reasons to believe that CBD […]

February 22, 2020 / View Post

Why So Expensive?

We hear this concern and sympathize with the sentiment. As a working-class family farm in rural Vermont, we appreciate a good bargain as much as anyone. On the surface, it may seem that CBD production is simple (just grow a weed), but that is far from the case. The best means of growing, extracting, processing, […]

February 17, 2020 / View Post

Olympic Athlete Ida Sargent Loves NEK Hemp

“NEK Hemp CBD oils let me ski for hours and then get up the next day and do it all over again. When I was training for the Olympics I was often skiing, running, biking, and in the gym for 3 or 4 hours a day with lots of high-intensity sessions and other hard workouts […]

February 3, 2020 / View Post

2020 will be the year Professional Athletes can use CBD

The time for CBD to enter the sporting world is upon us. Most pro sports leagues are relaxing rules for cannabis by raising the threshold of allowed THC. The NHL no longer even punishes players for a “failed” test. With MLB following suit and both NBA and NFL negotiating new collective bargaining agreements, 2020 could […]

January 1, 2020 / View Post

CBD for Winter Sports

At NEK Hemp, we love winter sports and have been adventuring in Vermont’s snowy mountains and forests since we were kids. Our crew enjoys backcountry skiing, snowboarding, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, just about any way to play on snow. We want everyone to know about opportunities for beginners to Get on Snow. CBD is a perfect […]

December 14, 2019 / View Post

CBD Dosage Guidelines

A common question for those interested in using CBD is how much and how often. What may seem to be a simple query actually involves several factors. At NEK Hemp, we encourage our customers to start low and slowly increase the dosage. We recommend this approach not because too much CBD will harm you (like […]

November 24, 2019 / View Post

TSA allows federally compliant CBD oil on domestic flights

Many travelers have asked whether they can take CBD on planes. NEK Hemp products are all federally compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill and therefore are legal to carry in airports and on planes. According to the TSA’s recent update: “Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law […]

November 18, 2019 / View Post

Nek Hemp Prepared for New USDA Regulations

Hemp growers got a Halloween Trick or Treat when the USDA released new regulations on October 31st. Vermont farmers are in a panic over the implications of the new rules. “An official with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets who oversees the state’s hemp program, estimated under the proposed federal rule, 70% of […]

October 31, 2019 / View Post

Become a Brand Ambassador

We value our customers and always appreciate it when someone introduces our products to new folks. After all, there is no better way to gain trust than old fashioned word of mouth. We have decided we would like to show our appreciation for our brand ambassadors with a special discount code and a chance to […]

October 24, 2019 / View Post

You Get What You Pay For

As Big Corporations move into the CBD marketplace with massive investments, prices are dropping as hemp becomes a commodity. Consumers can now buy CBD anywhere, at most gas stations and grocery stores. However, the quality and price of CBD products vary tremendously. Critically, the effectiveness of cheap brands is not even close to that of […]

September 23, 2019 / View Post

NEK Hemp Organic Certification

Since we started growing hemp three summers ago, we have only used organic methods in the fields.  But even years before that, our family farm was managed sustainably.  We are stewards of the land and intend to keep farming for generations.  There are many important aspects of our organic practices.  We test our soil then […]

September 8, 2019 / View Post

Full Spectrum CBD Protects Your Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, both by weight and surface area. It is the primary barrier that protects the human body from physical and pathological attacks. The layers of skin are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS): “Comprised of endogenous compounds that bind to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), which […]

August 27, 2019 / View Post

Craft Artisanal Hemp Flower

Artisanal hemp growers strive for small-batch, hand-tended, carefully cured, high-quality flower. In other words, hemp farmers looking to sell craft flower need to have a close relationship with every plant. This hands-on process starts at the cloning or seeding stage, through the transplanting phase, fertilizing, watering, pruning, inspecting, harvesting, curing, storing, and finally hand trimming. […]

August 19, 2019 / View Post

Hemp Processors are the Gatekeepers in Vermont

When NEK Hemp grew their first crop a few summers ago, there was hope for big profits. However, the market for high-quality hemp proved to be more complicated. Hemp biomass must be processed into CBD oil, and the capacity in New England was much less than needed to serve Vermont farmers. After much consideration, NEK […]

August 1, 2019 / View Post

NEK Hemp Sponsoring Boston Spartan Race

NEK Hemp will be attending the August 10-11, 2019 BOSTON SUPER AND SPRINT WEEKEND at 508 INTERNATIONAL, CHARLTON MASSACHUSETTS. We will be offering free CBD samples and education on the Endocannabinoid System and how Hemp extracts work in the human body. We will be selling our products to help endurance athletes recover from the grueling […]

July 29, 2019 / View Post

Aerial Footage of NEK Hemp Fields and Facilities

Hemp Farm Beneath Barton Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont Three Acre Upper Hemp Fields with Conservation Tillage; Nearby Greenhouses, Raised Hemp Beds, and Hemp Extraction & CBD Processing Lab in Solar Powered Facility

July 19, 2019 / View Post

CBD is not harmful to liver, Forbes article is bad science

Sadly we live in a world where the truth is under attack from those with vested interests in the status quo. CBD is gaining so much traction that big pharma sees it as a major threat to their profits and is going on the offensive. They do not want CBD to be seen as safe […]

July 15, 2019 / View Post

There is no such thing as THC Free Full Spectrum CBD

Many customers ask us what makes our Full Spectrum CBD rich products better than those without THC. The answer is very simple, trace levels of THC serve a critical function in the entourage effect. When companies claim they offer Full Spectrum “THC Free” CBD, they are being dishonest: Making a full spectrum CBD Oil without […]

June 17, 2019 / View Post

CBD Bath and Body for Skin Health

People ask, what are the benefits of using our CBD soaps and bath bombs? Besides the incredible aroma and overall enjoyment factor, it is truly amazing for skin health. By immersing your body in the CBD rich lather, your skin is soothed and calmed. If your skin feels itchy, dry, burned, inflamed, then you will […]

May 22, 2019 / View Post

CBD in Your Coffee or Tea

Coffee and CBD are a perfect match, as they bring out the best in each other. Coffee boosts alertness, energy, and metabolism, which is why most Americans consume the beverage as part of their daily routine. However, coffee can produce anxiety, jitters, upset stomach, and disrupt sleep patterns. CBD can mitigate the negative side effects […]

May 7, 2019 / View Post

Equine CBD Oil for Horse Health

Horses like people have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The receptor system interacts with cannabinoids, such as CBD, to maintain overall homeostasis within the body. Horse owners are finding that hemp derived CBD oil benefits their four-legged friend in a number of ways. CBD oil treats common health conditions, but also helps to prevent them from […]

April 29, 2019 / View Post

Living the Hemp Life

Northeast Kingdom Hemp uses their Green Mill SFE Pro to power their family hemp farm and CBD brand in Vermont, calling on the traditions of hand-crafted food and beverages that the state is known for. They grow their plants individually and extract CBD oil with precision to achieve the consistency and effectiveness their customers expect. […]

April 22, 2019 / View Post

NEK Hemp Takes Lead In Budding CBD Industry

Article from Caledonian Record 4/20/2019 Something big is growing at the base of Barton Mountain. That’s where 1,500 hemp plants are sprouting under fluorescent lights in Cam Devereux’s basement. Those seedlings are the foundation for Northeast Kingdom Hemp, a third-year company which aims to become a leading name in the emerging cannabidiol (CBD) oil industry. […]

April 1, 2019 / View Post

CBD products are taxable in Vermont

There has been a lot of confusion about the tax status of CBD products that are ingested. However, the rules are clear that ALL CBD products sold in Vermont are subject to sales tax. There are only two exceptions according to the Department of Taxes: Hemp plants that are purchased as an agricultural supply are […]

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New Hardwood Display Case with Glass Enclosure

Check out our new display cases for large volume whole sale customers. This was part of our set up at the New England Cannabis Convention in Boston. If you are interested in reselling NEK Hemp products, contact

March 19, 2019 / View Post

Full spectrum CBD Rich Hemp Oil is better than CBD Alone

Consumers looking for the most effective remedy should stay away from CBD isolate or Hemp oil with THC mitigation aka broad spectrum. THC in small doses is not bad for you, nor does it get you high, but it does have medical benefits. So ignore the prohibitionists who deploy fear mongering and appeals to reefer […]

March 13, 2019 / View Post

Tips for Buying CBD

According to Project CBD, it is imperative that you get to know your brand. There are numerous brands with poor quality control and misleading labels. Many claim to be full-spectrum, but are actually ineffective isolate: “significant discrepancies among some of the leading hemp-derived CBD brands that falsely claim full-spectrum CBD-rich oil is in their products; […]

March 6, 2019 / View Post


New England Cannabis Network (NECANN) MARCH 22-24, 2019 | HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, BOSTON MA Exhibit Hall Hours Friday, March 22 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday, March 23 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday, March 24 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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How do you determine quality of CBD?

With CBD now a mainstream ingredient in numerous products, the question becomes how can you tell what is a quality product from a fraud? According to recent article in Forbes magazine, Consumers need a CBD brand they can rely on for efficacy, trustworthy ingredients, and clean sourcing. A majority of CBD products available are inaccurately […]

February 20, 2019 / View Post

Know your source of CBD

CBD is mainstream. Everyone is becoming aware of the many benefits of hemp extracts. A big part of the trend is the recent 2018 Farm Bill which has legitimized and legally sanctioned hemp industry. According to The Week, America has CBD Mania. The popularity is booming, but a 2017 University of Pennsylvania study examined CBD […]

February 19, 2019 / View Post

Why we chose Supercritical CO2 Extraction

There are many options to extract components from hemp. The three most common are Butane, Ethanol, and Supercritical CO2 Extraction. We easily ruled out Butane due to the number of explosions and the toxic residue in the the final product. We can not endorse a process and product that pose significant health risks. We also […]

November 22, 2018 / View Post


It is hard to believe that today is Thanksgiving, although looking outside it looks more like Christmas here in the Northeast Kingdom.  Nearly a year has gone by since we introduced our very first, Vermont grown by Vermont’s Own, CBD product.  We are so thankful for the family, friends, healthcare providers and retail partners who […]

August 9, 2018 / View Post

CBD for Pets

We started giving our ten year old golden retriever, Digger, CBD oil several months ago, in hopes that it would help with his aches and pains.  It wasn’t long before we noticed an improvement in his ability to get up and get moving in the mornings.  His coat also seemed to improve.  We found several […]

July 17, 2018 / View Post

CBD oil vs. cream

People often ask if they should start with our CBD lotion for pain relief, or one of our CBD tinctures.  Typically I suggest that if you are looking to purchase one product, start with a sublingual tincture in order to get CBD into your system, so that it can start working toward homeostasis in your […]

July 5, 2018 / View Post

How much CBD should I take?

Another question that we get asked often is,  “How much CBD should I take?”  Like most other questions surrounding CBD, this one doesn’t have a simple, one-size-fits-all answer.  If you start by looking at the label on a particular brand of CBD product you may, or may not, find any answer at all!  Remember that […]

June 26, 2018 / View Post

Spring on the Farm

So I know that I am a little late, that seems to be the story of my life these days!  I know that summer officially started a few days ago, but I am still catching up from all of the activity of hemp life in the spring.  As the school year wound down and the […]

June 17, 2018 / View Post

What is the best way to buy CBD?

There are so many options for consumers looking for CBD products.  People often ask, and I’m sure others wonder, “How do I know which product is best for me?”  The best answer that I can give is to encourage people to do their own research.  There is a ton of information available.  Beware of sites […]

January 24, 2018 / View Post

SKI-BD Sponsor Spotlight: Northeast Kingdom Hemp

As Vermont’s cannabis industry expands, the owners of Barton-based Northeast Kingdom Hemp are betting that their cottage, hand-processed hemp products will appeal to the state’s locally-focused consumers. To that end, the fledgling farmers have produced CBD-infused maple syrup, and are in the final stages of producing maple-flavored and “Berry Natural” sublingual tinctures. At Saturday’s SKI-BD event at […]

January 14, 2018 / View Post

CBD User’s Manual

Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide for cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.

November 8, 2017 / View Post

New Research Says Smoking Cannabis Could Help Alcoholics Quit Drinking

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The Biology of Cannabis vs. Opioids for Pain Relief

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CBD and the Brain: What Does It Do and What Is It Good For?

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Study finds nearly half of CBD users dump traditional meds