High Grade Hemp Seed is answering the demand for hemp cultivars in Europe with a new distribution partnership, making High Grade’s entire catalog available internationally. This is the first of many steps toward streamlining full international distribution, and opens up the European market in a way that was previously difficult to navigate. It also ensures faster access, facilitating easier processing and rapid shipping timelines within the European Union, as well as providing access to previously difficult to obtain hemp genetics.
All High Grade Hemp Seed strains are now available for sale as seeds in Europe.
“Amidst the turmoil in import/export regulations and the ever-changing political landscape, having an established neighbor in a growing European market helps pave an easier path for the hemp farmer,” says Mike Leago, COO of High Grade. “It takes strong relationships built on trust and transparency to create a partnership that is effective across the ocean. We have that faith in Swiss Cannabinoid to stand beside us as we help elevate seed genetics worldwide. This expansion will encourage European hemp cultivators to try new varietals, better diversify their crops, and increase profitability.“
High Grade Hemp Seed and Swiss Cannabinoid launched its official collaboration earlier this year by paving the way in CBG production in the U.S. with the release of its new strain, Matterhorn CBG. This international distribution agreement builds upon that partnership, making the entire High Grade portfolio of proven hemp genetics available to European buyers.
Matthias Ghidossi, founder of Swiss Cannabinoid, has been a key player in the European hemp industry for years. Of the High Grade partnership, Ghidossi shared, “After kick-starting a highly synergistic relationship with the High Grade team on Matterhorn, becoming their European distribution partners was a natural progression. As one of the largest and most respected hemp genetics companies in the world, this fresh infusion of hemp cultivars into the European market will be a great benefit to farmers across the EU.”
Isaac Cohen, Chief Financial Officer at High Grade Hemp Seed, stated, “Our team has successfully navigated regulatory hurdles, distribution and fulfillment complexity, and customer service considerations to build a robust distribution ecosystem capable of selling and shipping our hemp cultivars to farmers throughout Europe. This has been a huge endeavor, and I’m immensely proud of our team for getting the job done in time for 2020 planting.”
Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, High Grade is pushing R&D with 20 new terpene crosses and genetics focused on high-potential minor cannabinoids.