We aren’t prepared to compromise on delivering a quality product. Cultivating, preparing, and extracting the best cannabinoids takes time and expertise to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. All of our processes adhere to The Good Level’s highest ethical guidelines.
We use specialised greenhouses to maintain our high standard of quality. The current market trend is to grow industrial hemp in fields, which can lead to contamination from drift-pesticides and heavy metals. There is also the issue of an open field not having the same spread of sunlight and nutrients, leading to skewed crop growth with varying yields. We negate this entirely by growing under glass, ensuring that every bottle, balm and jelly that you buy will be of the same quality as the last.
We use a specially formulated peat-free growing medium, set inside individual pots that are all drip-fed with a custom blend of nutrients and minerals. This ensures that the plant can be as healthy as possible, facilitating the production of high-quality infused oil.
We have completely removed all pesticides and herbicides from our growing procedures. Whenever our plants come under pressure from pests, we hire ladybirds and other beneficial insects to remove them from the plant, just as nature intended.
Our harvesting is performed by hand. The mature stalks and seeds are laid under a flat-bed dryer before being cold-pressed into our signature hemp and olive oil. This allows us to capture the true spectrum of cannabinoids in the hemp plant while imparting a wonderful favour.
We use full-spectrum oils for the ‘entourage effect’, binding the terpenoids together with the cannabinoids. These two powerful natural compounds, working in unison, strengthens the healthy properties of the oil.
We use a traditional cold-press extraction, avoiding heat and chemicals that could harm the plant. Sadly, this isn’t the market standard. It’s often more expensive and time consuming than the typical mass-market methods. Some companies put a lot of effort into the farming process, only to fall short at the extraction phase.
Cold-pressing is not the most economical method of capturing the cannabinoids and terpenes, but we believe it provides a more natural product compared to using solvents or CO2, which can leave some of these beneficial nutrients behind and negatively alter the taste
After cold pressing our hemp and olive oil in the UK, we add our carefully chosen European isolate to give our oils the concentration of CBD we think best serves your needs.
Sadly, isolate must be purchased from outside the UK due to being illegal to produce in the UK. At every cross-road we try to support local businesses and will continue to do so wherever possible.
Each of our batches is tested to ensure consistency by third-party accredited laboratories. They test for both purity and potency. Should a batch need rebalancing or correction, we work directly with the lab to make sure that the balance is as close to perfect as humanly possible.
If the lab detects any form of contamination or a flaw in the batch that cannot be corrected, we go to extreme measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The batch is destroyed, and an end-to-end inspection, correction, and purification process is initiated. That way, we’re assured of a fresh start with our next batch.