Who We Are
I’d love to tell you a little more about myself, my partners and our businesses.
My name is Jesse Tischauser. My wife Tara, her father Herb, and I own Red Dirt Plants, Herb’s Herbs Hemp Farm, and Red Dirt Sungrown Medical Cannabis. We have ten acres of greenhouses that have been in continuous operation since 1892. We are the third family to own the business and have had it since 1995. You may have seen our Red Dirt Plants branded annuals, perennials, and vegetables at independent garden centers in Oklahoma and our neighboring states.
In June we received our Industrial Hemp license through the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program in partnership with Langston University. We had a very successful harvest of our first crop in late October and are super excited about it!
We also acquired our medical marijuana cultivation license and are working on growing our inventory of cannabis clones as well as producing flower to sell via open inventory and for contract orders.
We are looking for dispensaries that want us to custom grow exactly what their patients need and processors that want to turn our high quality sun grown cannabis flowers into consumables and oils.
If you’d like us to drop you a message when we have flower and clones available shoot me an email or phone number. If we can help you out in any way please give us a shout anytime.
Industrial v. Medicinal Cannabis
Fundamentally, both industrial cannabis (hemp) and medicinal cannabis (marijuana) are the same plant: Cannabis sativa. There is evidence of Cannabis sativa L being grown in Asia thousands of years ago for its fiber and as a food source.
Humans eventually realized that the flowering tops of the plant had psychoactive properties. Over time, as humans have done with so many crops, Cannabis farmers began cultivating specific plants to enhance specific properties.
Today, although some might argue the true number of plant varieties, there are really two simple distinctions:
A plant primarily cultivated outside the United States (although a few U.S. states allow it to be grown for research purposes) for use in clothing, paper, biofuels, bioplastics, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and foods. Hemp is cultivated outdoors as a large crop with both male and female plants being present to foster pollination and increase seed production.
Legally imported industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In fact, legally imported hemp will usually specifically eliminate any extracts from the plant’s dried flowering tops.
Cannabis sativa specifically cultivated to enhance its THC content to be used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Marijuana plants are typically grown indoors, under controlled conditions, and growers remove all the male plants from the crop to prevent fertilization since fertilization lowers the plant’s THC level.
Those who are seeking marijuana for medical use should discuss its benefits versus its risks with a qualified health-care professional before using it. In addition, many consumers who have an interest in its health benefits don’t want the psychoactive side effects of THC or the risk of a positive drug test.
Jacqueline Jacques, ND Thorne Staff, U.S. "Hemp vs Marijuana: What's The Difference?", Thorne.com, May 3, 2018