Millions of dollars are spent in cultivating, manufacturing, processing, producing and delivery of hemp.
All USA grown hemp is highly regulated. Hemp farmers and processors must pay State licensing to do their business.
Then there are expenses involved in testing the crops before and after harvesting to assure they are within legal cannabinoid limits and free of pesticides and other contaminants. Next, the raw hemp flower needs to be transported to an extraction facility where it undergoes the processes, as mentioned earlier.
The end product needs to be packaged, shipped, marketed, and advertised for consumers to find them.
All told, a costly process that makes CBD worth its weight in gold.