Following its unique hydrogen-nitrogen gas discovery in western Kansas, Highlands Natural Resources has explored the opportunity of utilizing its gas mixture as an organic agricultural yield enhancer.
After the successful testing of its gas mixture on various agricultural products and the passage of 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, Highlands has decided to vertically integrate its gas with organic industrial hemp growing operations. The industrial hemp and the CBD derived from the industrial hemp are fully legal in the United States under the federal law.
Zoetic Organics, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Highlands, aims to distinguish itself as a leading premium and organic producer of CBD products in the United States and internationally.
In April, Zoetic signed its first commercial sale and distribution agreement with Schrader Oil and Ox Distributing to sell its first retail consumer products in 18 convenience and gas station stores in the State of Colorado. The first line of products sold in the stores will include pre-rolled CBD smokables, ready-roll papers and CBD chew pouches.
Zoetic and its distribution partners are actively working towards expanding their sale and distribution operations across the United States.
The company has secured the initial organic hemp flowers from a local organic hemp farmer. Zoetic plans to grow 40,000 annual plants from its indoor growing operations in De Beque, CO and initially plans to cultivate 50,000 plants from its outdoor growing operations in Palisade, CO.
The Board believes that the Company’s yield-enhancing gas mixture, organic operations, all-season genetic testing and indoor growing facility will position the company to be a market leader in organic CBD products.
Future growth opportunities:
- Expanding outdoor growing operations to 100 acres by 2020
- Further develop Zoetic plant genetics
- Broadening the product spectrum with various CBD consumable products and lotions
- Establishing online retail sales platform
- International expansion starting with the United Kingdom and Europe