Rev: Ithaca Startup Works member New York Hemp Oilgot its license to process industrial hemp in November 2017, shortly after production of the plant became legal again in the state. The company hit the ground running, and in a little over a year has quintupled its workforce, raised $400,000 from private investors, and become one of the only cannabidiol (CBD) oil companies in New York with full circle production, planting hemp seeds, processing, and selling the oil.
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — “You can see the little flowers. They’re starting to form on here and these in about four to six weeks, will be the size of my forearm,” Allan Gandelman said.
After two years of hard work, Main Street Farms in Cortlandville is nearly ready for its second crop.
“And then after that, we’ll harvest all the flowers and that’s what we’ll process into oil,” Gandelman said.
That’s CBD oil to be exact, a product growing in popularity and AllanGandelman has 40 acres worth.
“We sell to thousands and thousands of people,” Gandelman said.
Bill passed by New York’s legislature could open huge market for the state’s growers
CORTLAND, N.Y. — Allan Gandelman is an organic vegetable farmer who first became interested in hemp in 2016, when he got Lyme disease.
The former schoolteacher, now 37 years old, found comfort for chronic fatigue and joint pain by taking cannabidiol, or CBD. He said it provides all the relief of medical marijuana without the high.