The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

You have an ECS for a reason.  

It’s the physiological bridge connecting body and mind vitality.  Learning that you are biologically-equipped with this bridge is pretty exciting, but understanding how to restore and revitalize the ECS is something more: It’s quite simply a game-changer for myriad aspects of overall health.  We do it and we love it. It’s the reason we started Stigma Hemp Company. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy ECS is also easy, safe, and affordable (and oh yeah, pretty fun).


You’ve heard of THC, and probably of CBD as well.  

But what are these, really? Technically, they are two (of over 100) exogenous phytocannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants that interact with the cannabinoid receptors located throughout our bodies when ingested.  This activation of the ECS releases therapeutic and medicinal chemicals to the body, especially when these cannabinoids are paired together properly. Just think of THC and CBD as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, respectively. One is the star, the other more understated, but the interplay between them is what’s important.  Now add the other key role players of the team (including terpenes and lesser known cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, and Δ9-THC) and you have a highly-effective ensemble capable of producing a broad spectrum of physiological benefits. Our job at Stigma Hemp Company is to leverage real science on inter-cannabinoid and inter-terpene relationships to create products with optimal terpene-cannabinoid ensemble profiles.  


Terpenes are hemp’s secret weapon, so understanding the basics of terpenes science is key.  

These are naturally-occurring compounds in the hemp plant that serve as the building blocks for restoring and revitalizing your ECS.  There are many types of terpenes, and each provides a unique constellation of physiological benefits. Terpenes can also be paired together and with other hemp cannabinoids to provide even more targeted wellness remedies.  Amazing stuff, but can be a lot to learn on your own. Putting the optimal terpene-cannabinoid profiles together to elicit desired effects through high-quality products is what we do. We blend unembellished hemp science with artful craftsmanship to make the whole plant work for you.

Kentucky Hemp

The Bluegrass State has been growing high-quality hemp since the 1700s, and was the largest domestic producer of hemp until irrational government intervention in the mid-20th century.  

Fortunately, the 2014 Farm Bill re-legitimized industrial hemp production, and Kentucky has once again established itself as the epicenter of this quintessential American plant. The combination of cultivation experience and expertise makes Kentucky hemp ideal for use in Stigma’s line of premium CBD products.  We’re grateful to work with this latest generation of farmers producing first-rate American hemp. Revitalizing indeed.

Hemp Flowers

There’s a lot to love about hemp flowers.  

Aromatically inviting, aesthetically interesting, and uniquely functional, the dried bud of the hemp plant is a generous gift.  Hemp flowers are covered with fine, crystal-like hairs called trichomes. During the blooming phase, the cannabinoid and terpene compounds that provide the physiological benefits of the hemp flower are produced and contained within the trichomes.  When smoked or vaped, these compounds are activated and released into the bloodstream via the lungs. Hemp flowers’ beneficial compounds can also be ingested into the body when converted into oils, gummies, and drinks, or applied topically when transformed into creams.  Our CBD flowers contain less than 0.3% THC, making them 100% legal. They induce a smooth, comfortable mindset, and are a useful remedy for pain, inflammation, anxiety, and much more. We use them and love them.

Colorado Hemp

Insert witty, soul-stirring John Denver reference here.  Or not.

Either way, hemp is a big deal in that lively geospherical rectangle known as Colorado.  The only state to feature a definition of industrial hemp in its constitution, Colorado is also home to more farmers cultivating and processing hemp flower than any other state.  These efforts, combined with a strong culture of agricultural research and ingenuity, makes the annual hemp harvest in Colorado the largest in the nation. Pretty impressive for a place half covered with mountains.  This spirit of leadership and innovation around organic American hemp aligns nicely with the Stigma ethos. We’re proud to work with Colorado’s community of entrepreneurial cultivators to use their high-quality organic hemp in our premium CBD products.  Most elevating, naturally.