Swissx Cooperative Farming Program
Hemp Products & Profits
A Primer on Hemp Pricing, Extraction & Materials
The Business Case for becoming a Swissx Farming Cooperative partner:
- On the upper end, a successful farming partner will produce as much 1,200 lbs of hand-trimmed, smokable flower which can wholesale for $600 a lb. Assuming an average of 4 grows per year, that means each acre can bring in $720,000 annually. With the 50% split, a 100 acre parcel will pay the farmer an astounding $36 million.
- Even in the least profitable scenario a farmer can produce as much as 1800 pounds of bio-mass with seeds and stems which would be used for extraction into CBD oil. The current market price for bio mass is $25 a pound. Again, assuming 4 harvests a year that will yield $45,000. With the 50% split, a 100 acre parcel would still pay the farmer a very nice profit of $2.25 million.
Hemp Bio-mass for extraction
Swissx Melon strain tests as high as 30% CBD. Conservative estimates show even beginner level farmers will produce a crop of hemp bio-mass that tests at at least 15%. Average price per pound is $4.00 per CBD percentage point. This price is predicted to grow to $6.00 per CBD percentage point with the next year.
Hemp for smoking
Hemp flower for smoking, high in CBD and with little or no THC, is growing in popularity throughout the regions of the U.S. where marijuana has yet to be legalized: the Midwest, South and East. Premium prices are being paid for quality trimmed buds. The industry acknowledges that a new super-premium level of smokeable hemp flower is drawing with superior genetics such as those developed by Swissx. The price of hemp flower ranges from $150 to $550 a lb. with predictions that the price will move to a range of $300 to $1200 a pound in the next year. Swissx sells 3g of smokeable flower at an MSRP of $TKTK, and Swissx pre filled joints use .75g and have an MSRP of $9.95 each.
The amount and quality of oil from hemp depends on the method of extraction and the Cannabinoid levels in the plants. Crude oil prices which range from $2000 per kilo for low grade Ethanol extraction to $3250 for more skillfully extracted Co2 Crude are expected to rise 15% over the next year according to Jesse Hagberg of Kush Cannabis Consultants. 15000 grams (or 33 lbs) of 15% CBD hemp biomass will produce 1 kilo of crude oil.
Further processing takes out more undesirable chemicals and yields a brighter, lighter product. Each run removes 8-10% in weight, but still yields a higher valued product. 2 runs are preferable. The average price for distillate oil is $5000 to $7000 a kilo.
The demand for zero THC distillate remains very high due to legalities and shipping concerns and the rarity of the distillation equipment. Because of the mastery involved in perfecting this process average price for zero THC distillate oil is $10,000 a kilo. Swissx uses 0.3 grams in its disposable vape be (MSRP $30.00), and 1 gram each in Swissx syringes (MSRP $20.00), CBD capsules (MSRP $20.00) and Vegan Swissx Chocolates (MSRP $10.00).
CBD Isolate powder is in demand and hard to get. Powder form CBD is crucial for the booming CBD beverage industry and Swissx is currently doing R&D for a beverage division. The average price per kilo of isolate powder is $7000, and experts say a crisis in availability looms as bigger players join the market. Because Swissx controls its own supply chain, it is in an ideal position to avoid volatility in this area, an exploit a new field of products ahead of competitors.