Our Mission for Vertical Alignment began when we started this company. We wanted to achieve an ecosystem of companies that formed a vertical supply chain. This vertical alignment helps us to maintain consistent product as well as consistent supply.
Hempleton begins the process by growing unique varieties or (strains). We have a hemp genetics division called East Coast Genetics that hybridizes strains and produces quality genetics we and the customers can rely on. We have been permitted by the state since 2016 and most recently onboard to the federal USDA program to continue to develop with the federal guidance and regulations.
We properly harvest the material fresh preserving the terpenes. Handling the plants with care is a big part of the process. Grade A flower material is harvested and cured inside the facility and is prepared in clean production rooms and stored in the distribution end of the warehouse. It leaves from there directly to the consumer, the store, or to the next step - extraction.
Hempleton made investments into two extraction facilities. These facilities use the fresh material from the harvest to extract the terpenes and cannabinoids. These are then used as an ingredient in product development. The Kilos of oil and terpenes are then distilled, and either bio synthesized into another cannabinoid, remediated to remove all the THC. These ingredients are combined into unique formulations.
Hempleton has multiple brands in the Cannabis space. We work actively with manufacturers to produce quality products, as well as produce a number of vertical products in house. These brands have multiple skus and offer a wide variety of different delivery methods and strengths.
Hempleton has a distribution arm called ECF Distribution Center. It is located in Wilmington NC and works to distribute products to stores like our vertical retail stores The Hemp Farmacy, other wholesale accounts like sports medicine offices, chiropractors, and smoke shops. We also have expedited shipping for our online orders direct to consumer in typically 48 hours. Either direct from the distributer, or from the hand of a hemp tender Farm to Farmacy integration makes consistent product, better supply control, and a happy customer.
Not only is ThePinkElephant.org a great education platform for the consumer and medical professionals (since 2020), it now is a virtual training program for dispensary staff, industry members, and more! The Pink Elephant also features the "Powered by Plants" community page that allows industry members to share, educate, and ask questions inside a safe community. Keep an eye on The Pink Elephant as it continues to expand in 2024.