History of Cannabis
Cannabis has a deep rich history throughout many cultures around the world – providing medicinal benefits, deepening spirituality, as well as acting a source of food and fiber for thousands of years. Today in the United States, medical cannabis is legal across 47 states and 19 states for recreational use. This is the emergence of a new era, as over 200 million people worldwide benefit from the use of cannabis.
The Craft of Cultivation
Cannabis cultivation has advanced in the last 10 years from its humble origins. There are a variety of farming techniques to achieve distinct flower types – Indoor, mixed light, and sungrown. The most important factor to ensure a successful crop is creating a stabilized environment through lighting, nutrients, humidity, air flow and pest control. Each farmer has their own unique take on the art of cultivating this remarkable plant – making each crop slightly different from the next.
When it comes to cultivation, we have taken a unique approach. Combining 25 years of experience in the cannabis industry with traditional commercial agriculture, we’ve scaled to over 250,000 sq ft of environmentally controlled greenhouse cultivation in Salinas, CA. Our mixed light system allows us to operate year-round, achieving eight flower cycles annually.
To begin, our propagation team takes clippings from our mother stock, replanting the clones to support root growth. This ensures consistent characteristics, flower quality and a homogeneous canopy. After 2-3 weeks in propagation, the starter plants are transplanted and moved to the nursery where they will live for the next eight weeks. They are then moved to the flower houses, where they will undergo an 8-10 week flower period. During the first part of the growth cycle, trellis is implemented to create a consistent canopy and increase yields.
Throughout this period, plants are watered and fan leaves are pruned to ensure robust flower growth. Ten days prior to harvest the plants are flushed – this signals to the plant their life cycle is complete. At this point, the flower is ready for harvest. To maintain quality, stems are bucked individually and all the fan leaves are removed. Immediately after they enter a 7-10 day drying process, where they are hung in humidity-controlled rooms. After this period, stems are gently removed and the flower goes through an additional curing process. The flower is now ready for processing where it is hand trimmed, sorted, and prepared for sale. A portion of flower is allocated to our inhouse brands while the remainder is sold to through our wholesale business. All of our trim is sent to our partners where it undergoes specialized manufacturing process, transforming it into distillate.
Choose Live Resin
Live resin is a concentrate that contains all of its original plant compounds, flavors, and aromas after it’s processed. It also contains higher levels of terpenes, which provides a variety of medicinal benefits. Live resin offers a clean and balanced experience, elevating it above other concentrates. By preserving both terpenes and cannabinoids, live resin achieves the entourage effect – enhancing medicinal and euphoric capabilities.
At our greenhouse facility, we cultivate proprietary varieties that have diverse cannabinoids and unique terpene profiles. Our strains are carefully selected to undergo a specialized manufacturing process. First we harvest the whole plant, bucking the fresh flowers removing only stems and fan leaves. Immediately following harvest, we take the whole plant product and freeze it in specialized temperature-controlled lockers. The frozen plant material is transported to our manufacturing partners where the live resin is produced and ready for gummy production. By capturing all the compounds found in the living plant, we achieve a full-spectrum product with whole plant terpenes, vibrant flavors and rich aromas.
All of our gummies are made using high quality THC Rich single-source live resin from the cannabis plants we cultivate. Our live resin gummies offer our customers an elevated user experience with complex flavors and extrasensory effects.
411 on Distillate
Instead of freezing the whole plant and preserving all the terpenes, distillate is made with high heat extraction where the terpenes are burned off. It is created through an extensive refinement process that separates compounds, such as THC and CBD, from cannabis plant matter. The final product is systematically stripped of all other material and compounds, leaving only the desired cannabinoid.
Our Peach and Strawberry Gummies utilized premium CBD distillate, while also gaining all the benefits from our THC Rich live resin. The CBD distillate neutralizes the cannabis taste and allows our real fruit flavors to shine through.
THC, CBD and Everything
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that produce a variety of benefits. Cannabinoids join receptors in the body located in the endocannabinoid system, a complex cell-signaling system in the human body. Over 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, the most well-known being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC delivers a psychoactive effect giving the consumer a euphoric head high and a variety of medicinal benefits. CBD offers full body relief and relaxation without the same mind altering effects found in THC. Other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG and CBC have gained popularity in recent years among researchers and cannabis enthusiasts – all offering a range of complex benefits.
Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds found in all plants, fruit, and herbs. It’s a combination of terpenes that make up the unique fragrances commonly used, such as lavender, pine and rosemary. Found in the same glands that produce cannabinoids, these fragrant oils give cannabis varieties distinctive flavors and differentiating experiences. To date, hundreds of natural terpene compounds have been identified throughout the cannabis plant. When paired with cannabinoids, terpenes enhance the users experience. This is known as the entourage effect, meaning terpenes alter the effects of THC and CBD in the body. Some terpenes may interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body in a similarly to cannabinoids. The biggest difference is that the body processes and utilizes these compounds in different ways.