Boulder hemp company snares USDA organic certification

BOULDER — CBDRx, an organic hemp company based in Boulder, said Wednesday it has received USDA organic certification for its recently harvested 120-acre hemp crop.

CBDRx specializes in the development, cultivation, processing and wholesale distribution of hemp-based CBD products, which may be used by the wellness, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, an element in hemp that recent research has shown to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the “high” or “stoned” feeling) that THC provides.

CBDRx is supplying the hemp flower and whole-plant, full spectrum ethanol, carbon dioxide and lipid extractions.

CBDRx grows its hemp in Colorado where it follows organic protocols free of pesticides to produce plants that yield medicinal-grade CBD/cannabinoid oils.

“The CBD industry is plagued by products from unidentifiable overseas sources making dubious, unverifiable and false claims,” Marc Brannigan, the company’s chief executive, said in a prepared statement. “We are understandably proud to be one of the first companies in the United States offering organic CBD products with the high quality, consistency and transparency that this industry demands.”

The privately held company was founded in 2014, and its headquarters is located at 1434 Spruce St.