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Hemp farmers growing business in Macon

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Appalachian Growers located in the Cowee Valley.  

Appalachian Growers started farming hemp driven by the passion to help others discover and apply the benefits of hemp. As a certified USDA organic and GMP operation, the business has carefully developed a full spectrum hemp product lines. They are made with organic ingredients to guarantee that the final item in the consumers’ hands is of the upmost quality, safety and integrity.  

The products are derived from hemp, containing the legal amount of 0.3% or less THC, which makes the product non-intoxicating. Although they can’t legally claim certain CBD benefits, users report that the products help them with sleep, pain management and overall relaxation. The oil comes in five different concentrations: 300mg, 500mg, 1000 mg, 1500mg and 3000mg so you can choose a strength depending on your body’s needs. The topical products contain full spectrum hemp, as well as, organic and natural essential oils to soothe and nourish your skin.  Appalachian Growers products have been state and third party lab tested to ensure compliance and potency.  

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always recommend to seek your physicians’ guidance if you have a pre-existing condition or currently taking medications.

You can purchase oils, lotions, salves, roll-ons and lip balm from www.appalachiangrowers.com or drop by the Franklin Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce or Smoky Mountain Host Visitor Center.  

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