High Altitude CBD vs Low Altitude CBD
Some hemp plants grow better in very high altitudes like in Colorado while certain varieties can grow just as good near sea level. High altitude hemp plants are known for making the highest terpene rich cannabinoid level oils.
Note: many companies claim they use high altitude grown hemp plants for their CBD oils but once their CBD is refined too much then it doesn't matter because all the terpenes and constituents that high altitude industrial hemp plants are known for are stripped out once it is refined. So, if the CBD is European or Dutch or Czech it doesn't matter once it is denatured. Peru and Colorado which have high altitudes usually don't refine their CBD as much base on the CBD companies I have reviewed. The staple of my CBD is from Colorado and Europe.
Note: Conventional might be better if it is grown in Europe in high altitude places over CBD oil from low elevation fields that are organic. For the same strength of CBD oil, prices can range from less than 50 dollars per bottle up to $2,000 per bottle for an oil like from a reserve grade from India. It is really hard to get these higher end oils into the states and they are usually not advertised on a commercial level. Not everyone is interested in getting the best of the best even on the over the shelf market. The rare full spectrum Cbd oils aren't even sold on a large scale. Not many people want to pay 5 to 20 times the price of even the most expensive CBD on the market.
Rarely do they tell us the growing conditions and only tell us if they are organic or pure or whatever.
You can have pure oil but it's grown just slightly better than in someones backyard. Organic is good but I don't see any company's interest to come out and tell me, "Oh, sorry but this oil was grown after peak harvest season and its not as good quality. But, their company still charges the same price.
So, if I am going to pay top dollar for an oil, I want to know the climate it was grown in and what part of the season. So, they summer. Was it grown in april and harvested in August or was it done in October after peak season. Many people wonder why their oils even from the same companies the smell varies from different batches.
Note: When an oil goes on sale, many people wait for this to buy. If you study how they do it, they really want to sell it for a high enough price but without fear the customer is going to return it. So, if they are selling off peak harvested oil, you will probably find them on the sites that always sell 50 t 70% off. Its all a pricing game to them. If you smell the oil and it doesn't smell quite as strong as the one that costs 3 times as much, you probably aren't going to complain because you paid 3 times less.
If you don't have a chromatography machine to find out how much of the compound in an oil that gives off the scent, the only way I know is to use a laser. Note: in peak season, lavender, for expample might have 80 to 90% of the chemicals that give off the smell but in off-peak season in the fall, maybe only 40 to 50%. Different growing conditions should give different therapeutic properties based on how its grown. As beginners, most people just look for a certain oil but don't go any deeper than this.