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Farmers Market: Lee Hemp makes local CBD products

Zephaniah Lee and Deb Kimmel with Lee Hemp sell the company’s CBD products at the Durango Farmers Market. (Nick Gonzales/Durango Herald)
Company grows hemp near Ignacio

When it comes to CBD products, it’s not hard to find Lee Hemp throughout La Plata County.

In addition to the Durango Farmers Market, it is available at Nature’s Oasis and CBD Superstore in Durango, Ignacio’s Farmer’s Fresh Market and online, founder Zephaniah Lee said.

A local company in every sense, Lee Hemp grows its hemp near Ignacio, extracts and manufactures the CBD in Bodo Park, and has it tested at Arum Labs, a Durango-based cannabis and hemp testing lab.

“We’re committed to quality consistent CBD products that are actually effective – and educating the consumer how to take them in an effective manner,” he said.

Lee said the business produces three different sizes of pet tinctures, a sublingual human tincture, lip balm, and THC-free body butter-like cream and lotion. The company also makes a massage oil, but doesn’t bring in to the farmers market (which has proved to be a less than optimal market for it).

The tinctures suspend the hemp extract in oil as a carrier so that they don’t have the viscosity of a thick honey, he said.

Lee recommends that anyone interested in CBD try it out and give it a good, honest try.

“Make sure to play around with the dosing – don’t be afraid to dose up,” he said. “Before you say, ‘hey, it didn’t work for me,’ take some more. In the same way that one person take one Tylenol and the next person takes four Tylenol, it’s no different. A doctor will mess around with a prescription four times before they get it right, it’s the same thing with CBD.”

He recommends giving CBD at least a 14-day trial period, while dosing up.

“I guarantee you will feel something,” Lee said. “If you took a product before that didn’t work, I encourage you to try a Lee Hemp product.”