NEW Producer Announcement: Sitka Weedworks joins Cannametrics!

We are pleased to announce that Sitka Weedworks is now sharing comprehensive batch-level product information and digital assets with you on Producer Connect. Sitka Weedworks’ brands include Sitka Micro and Greenade.

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From Sitka Weedworks

Sitka WeedWorks is devoted to bringing the best legacy weed to the white market. Sitka is excited to be Canada’s only LP to have its own Canna Park that will be home to over 50 individually licensed Micro Cultivators. Sitka made the decision several years ago to forgo building its own large grow facility for a smaller one and use its cannabis zoned land to help black market growers get into the white market. Located on Vancouver Island, everything about Sitka is legacy, from our own master grower and micro growers to our packagers and pre-rollers. We pride ourselves on fostering a team that wants to provide the best consumer experience possible, we love what we do and want it to show in our products. We are committed to supporting the “ground breakers” of the industry and legitimizing the white market by bringing true premium quad cannabis to Canada.

From Sitka Micro

Sitka Micro Collection was created to provide legacy growers a place to thrive as they transition into the white market. The growers under the Sitka Micro Collection are a community of legacy growers that strive to provide premium cannabis and an exceptional consumer experience. Each grower in the park has been hand selected and vetted to ensure the highest quality products and unique growing skills. No two growers are the same, each one bringing their own flavour. These growers specialize in small batch limited edition crops; the attention to detail and love for their crops is unparalleled. There is a master grower for every 2000 square feet of canopy, with each plant getting the daily attention needed to produce the best product. Sitka is keeping it old school and allowing the pioneers to do what they do best… Grow Awesome Weed. And we are lucky enough to share it with all of Canada.

From Greenade

Greenade is Sitka’s in-house brand that has brought the legendary reputation of the BC legacy market to white market.; bringing the quality of the past to the uncultivated opportunities of the present. For example, our own team is led by 15-year legacy Master Grower, Jesse Younker. As well, Greenade is used to help other legacy-founded LP’s get to market. Sitka features some of the best legendary growers on the West Coast under its Greenade brand. We take pride in being the best; producing craft cannabis, grown with care, and processed by hand at every step. It’s our commitment to ensure you get the high-quality flower from the past! Sitka and Greenade is where legends come to grow.

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What is CBN (Cannabinol)? Here Are the Basics

Although THC and CBD have received most of the attention, cannabis contains many other beneficial cannabinoids. One such compound is cannabinol (CBN).

Unlike most of its cousins, CBN is made through the breakdown of another cannabinoid: THC. That’s why you’ll find more CBN in aged cannabis that’s been exposed to oxygen.

CBN is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid with many potential benefits. But there’s a good deal of misinformation floating around it.

CBN and Sleep: More Myth Than Science

In the past few years, CBN went from relative obscurity to becoming a popular sleep aid.

But this reputation is largely based on anecdotes rather than scientific evidence. It all started when some people noticed that aged cannabis made them more sleepy. Since old cannabis has more CBN, they assumed it was the compound responsible. 

But we don’t know that for certain. According to leading cannabis researcher Dr. Ethan Russo, CBN doesn’t have any notable sedating effects. He believes that aged cannabis makes you sleepy because it contains more sedating terpenes.

Research has also failed to prove that CBN helps you sleep. One 1975 study found that CBN enhanced the sleep-inducing effects of THC, possibly through the entourage effect. But CBN by itself didn’t cause any drowsiness.

Meanwhile, a 2021 review paper criticized claims that CBN has sleep-promoting effects, concluding that “there is insufficient published evidence to support sleep-related claims.” 

The bottom line is that solid evidence is needed before we can confirm that CBN is the rockstar sleep aid some make it out to be.

Other CBN Benefits

Studies have also shown that CBN has other possible benefits, including neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antibacterial, and appetite-stimulating effects.

But more research is needed before we understand its potential uses as well as CBD and THC.

CBN vs. CBD

CBN and CBD have a lot in common. They won’t get you high and boast a long list of potential benefits, many of which overlap. But there are some key differences. 

For one, whereas CBN can increase appetite, CBD seems to have the opposite effect. CBD is also much easier to source because it’s found in large amounts in hemp.

Meanwhile, CBN is a minor cannabinoid that’s typically found in small concentrations in cannabis (unless it’s been exposed to oxygen).

CBN: More Research is Needed

Interest in CBN, CBG, and other minor cannabinoids is growing. CBN is particularly popular as a sleep aid, although it may have other benefits.

But there isn’t much evidence that CBN promotes sleep. If you do want to give it a try, be sure to choose a full-spectrum product that contains CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. 

The only relevant study found that CBN enhanced THC’s sedation, suggesting that CBN may strengthen the sleep-promoting effects of other cannabinoids.

You won’t find many cannabis strains with significant amounts of CBN. Instead, CBN is usually combined with CBD and other hemp cannabinoids in tinctures, edibles, and other concentrated products.

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NEW Producer Announcement: Origine Nature joins Cannametrics!

Our producer list has another great addition.

Cannametrics welcomes Fleurs de Lise by Origine Nature to the platform!

The Fleurs de Lise line is made up of high-quality, recreational, craft cannabis and is grown carefully and responsibly, based on tried-and-true agricultural methods. Created and produced by Origine Nature, a pioneer in Quebec.
 
Fleurs de Lise is now sharing comprehensive batch-level product information and digital assets with you on Producer Connect.
 

Check out their products on the Products page or send them a message from the Messages page to connect with them directly.

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From Origine Nature

At Origine Nature, our team understands the plant and its needs. Thanks to years of experience, passion and respect for everything we do, we have been able to grow cannabis that makes us proud.

Proudly grown in Quebec
Origine Nature was founded in 2017 and is located in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the heart of the Laurentians. The company is one of the founding members of the Association québécoise de l’Industrie du cannabis (AQIC).

Our purpose is to make everyone feel great, all we do is to bring happy moments for our employees, our partners, our investors, our suppliers and our families.

Social Consciousness
We want to build connections with our teammates, grasp the value of listening, weave into the fabrics of our corporate culture, and understand that everyone’s story matters. We’re all in this as one! And together, we are stronger.

Passion
We wake up in the morning inspired to go to work and contribute to the growth of this rapidly expanding industry. There’s nothing we won’t do to be number one on the market. We love new ideas and challenges! We Bring. It. On.

Community
This is our own adventure ! We want to share good times and celebrate important milestones with our family and friends. Realizing that we’ve accomplished something so awesome together is much more rewarding.

Street Smarts
Here’s our best piece of advice to our team: know your shit. Our your personal growth. Embrace change. Be on top of your game. Start now. We paved our own way and we’ll keep doing so to shape the future and continue to be the leaders in our field!

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Aqualitas Inc. is growing!

Our producer list has another great addition.

Cannametrics is proud to have Aqualitas’ newest brand, Current, join the platform!

Aqualitas has expanded their offerings! As a compliment to their existing brand Reef Organic, they’re proud to launch Current; a highly curated collective of craft growers from across the country. With exciting new cultivars and innovative formats, these passionate growers consistently deliver top-shelf cannabis sought after by cannabis enthusiasts, just like you. Whether you’re on the hunt for the latest, fresh buzz or an avid supporter of the craft cannabis movement, Current is your new wave to ride home on. 
 
Aqualitas is now sharing comprehensive batch-level product information and digital assets for both Current and Reef Organic with you on Producer Connect.
 

Check out their products on the Products page or send them a message from the Messages page to connect with them directly.

From Current

For the thrill-seekers and the adventurers. The ones who love the chase and savour the catch. When you’re in the mood for a higher-quality high, light into Current – unique, small-batch cultivars specially selected from among the top craft growers across Canada.

For our premier product, we’re thrilled to introduce Layer Cake, by Origin Coast. Licensed in February 2021 for micro cultivation and processing, Origin Coast grows unique cultivars in their purpose-built facility on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Led by Head Growers Jeff and Sean, who have a combined 35 years of cannabis cultivation experience, Origin Coast uses soil-less mediums and a bespoke approach tailoring the growing conditions for each cultivar, according to its needs. This results: top-shelf craft cannabis that’s bursting with flavour, and delivers long-lasting effects.

Current and Reef Organic

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NEW Producer Announcement: THC BioMed & THC Kiss Join Cannametrics!

We are pleased to announce that THC BioMed  and THC Kiss are now sharing comprehensive batch-level product information and digital assets with you on Producer Connect.

Check out their products on the Products page or send them a message from the Messages page to connect with them directly.

From THC BioMed

THC BIOMED BRAND STORY 

A recipient of a rare exemption research 56 license, THC BioMed is one of the pioneers to research and study cannabis since its founding in 2012 by John Miller. Through years of experience, THC BioMed’s team of experts has perfected the art of cultivating only the highest quality cannabis grown indoors in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. THC BioMed passionately grows its strains organically, with the purest of nutrients and without the use of pesticides or other exogenous chemicals. 

We are not just Canada’s oldest licensed producer. We offer a wide variety of medicinal genetics of dried flowers and innovative edible options. Today, our products are accessible to all medical patients around Canada via our web store, and we are present in dispensaries in five Canadian provinces (BC, ON, SK, YT, and MB). THC Biomed is traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker, THC (CNSX: THC).

Our focus is to offer customers the highest quality cannabis at a price that is affordable for everyone.

CULTIVATION

Unlike many LPs, THC BioMed cultivates its flowers in small batches, so everything is closely monitored. Growing in such a highly controlled environment gives the company unparalleled power to regulate all aspects of the growing cycle. The plants are only grown indoors in small rooms with the desired light, temperature, and humidity. Each plant is hand watered. There are absolutely no pesticides, and critters are kept away by physical means and tightly sealed rooms. Every lot is subject to Health Canada’s standardized testing requirements.

The process is mainly done by hand, from cannabis harvesting to live flower trimming. The product is laid to dry on trays and further trimmed by hand. After drying, the flower is cured for several weeks before final inspection, testing, and then packaging. 

THC BioMed’s Landrace strains are proprietary strains with genetics that originated from Africa. For consistency, the plant environment is replicated like its origin to achieve the same growth and development as its original natural habitat.

THC BioMed created its unique strain of Landraces by taking two landrace strains (both sourced from each strain, where they have carefully selected the best performing batch in terms of effectiveness and consistency in results) and creating a hybrid strain. The new strain is then introduced to environments that resemble that of both parents as closely as possible. After being subjected to this environment through several generations, THC BioMed created a hybrid landrace. With this method, our hybrid Landraces have a long-lasting and uplifting effect compared with the rest.

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From THC Kiss

THC KISS BRAND STORY 

THC Kiss is the edibles product line of THC BioMed. When it launched the innovative THC Kiss Beverage Shot in 2018, it became a bestseller among THC BioMed medical clients. So in Q4 of 2020, THC BioMed introduced its edibles product line to the recreational market, THC Kiss, because legend tells that its effects can transfer through a kiss! 

All THC Kiss products are full-spectrum, made with THC Sativa Landrace extraction, and come with a total of 10mg THC. What makes THC Kiss great is it contains just as much THC as higher-priced edibles, and there is absolutely no bitter after-taste! The full effects (body and mind) of THC Kiss can act as quickly as ten minutes from consumption. 

Today, the THC Kiss product line consists of THC Kiss Guava and Mango beverage shots, THC Kiss Strawberry and Orange Gummies, and THC Kiss Cocoa, Shortbread, and Cinnamon Biscuits. The THC KISS beverage and gummies are free of gluten, nuts, and alcohol, while the biscuits are free of nuts and alcohol. 

We believe edible cannabis should be a pleasant and satisfying experience, so we’re working continuously on expanding THC Kiss with more flavors and products, all at affordable price points!

EXTRACTION

THC BioMed uses a unique proprietary extraction method that allows the products to remain full spectrum. The terpenes are from cannabis, so there are no extra terpenes added.

THC BIOMED BRAND STORY 

THC BioMed’s unique selling point is it offers the best possible products for the lowest possible price. 

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Fleurish Cannabis is Growing!

How well do you know your Fleurish products?

Cannametrics is proud to have Fleurish Cannabis and Growtown Cannabis products on the platform!

Fleurish Cannabis shares comprehensive batch-level product information and digital assets with you on Producer Connect for it’s Fleurish brand, and now it’s all new Growtown lineup!

Check out their products on the Products page or send them a message from the Messages page to connect with them directly.

Fleurish is proud to be a Craft Grower here in Eastern Ontario, growing exceptional strains cultivated for everyone, but targeted towards women. You have known and loved their products across Canada for over a year now, and today we are excited to announce the next evolution of Fleurish’s offering under a new brand – Growtown!

From Growtown Cannabis

Unique Products

Growtown is Fleurish’s new and unique brand, launching with a focus on finding, curating, and celebrating extraordinary, rare, and of course, quality cannabis products. Unlike Fleurish, as we are not strictly the grower of our products, we feel that the products we have found deserve to be in your stores and in front of your customers. Small micro growers with a ton of passion, but not necessarily the scale, unique cultivars brand new to Canada that can’t launch on their own, and more are what we are excited to bring you. On top of that, we have some truly impressive craft processing for those new and unique extract products that we are looking forward to building into 2022.

We are incredibly excited to launch with a seller favourite – a clear and straightforward ultra-high THC (30%+) indica flower from a local grower here in Ontario. Following on this product’s heels will be a pure CBG flower in our “highly unique” category and a pure CBD flower grown and cared for by the most industrious one-person show we have ever seen!

Community Driven

We recognize that not all cannabis products are created equally. That is why we are committed to bringing a wide array of quality cannabis products to all provinces. Starting with Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and Ontario in the Spring, we will be looking to bring these products to the rest of the provinces in 2022!

The other part of a community-driven business is then listening and implementing your feedback. We listened and implemented small case sizes with Fleurish and are keeping to that with Growtown. We heard Saskatchewan wanted specific pack sizes for our pre-rolls, and we are sticking to it. We heard Manitoba wanted new dried formats, and even though you fine folks are the only people in Canada who order it, we’re doing it! 

What works in Edmonton, Alberta, isn’t always what Nipawin, Saskatchewan, is looking for. Especially when it comes to unique offerings like whole flower CBG (and pre-rolls), finding the correct formats for your local community is key to both of our successes. We are committed to offering you the best selection upfront and then listening and acting on your feedback wherever possible to deliver the perfect product to your customers.

Evolving Opportunities

Our goal is to bring new products, new insights, and new ideas with the Growtown brand. We will work hard to sift through the latest and upcoming research on the major and minor cannabinoids, new products, and trends, and then simplify it down to a level your budtenders and customers can quickly grasp. Evolving information also means changing products. We are very excited to try some (under the cap for now!) new products out so that when we try launching something the market has never seen, you can be confident that your customers are getting what they paid for.

Research like this won’t be an overnight process, but we are committed to being more than just another brand of weed.

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How to Manage Your Inventory Better With Our NEW Retailer Dashboard V2

How Cannabis Retailers in Canada can now save time and money on inventory management

We know Retailers experience pain points in overseeing every single product the performance of every single product in their store. “Which products are contributing to my revenue? Which aren’t? What’s moving slowly out the door? How many days worth of stock do I have left of every product?” These challenges are echoed throughout the Cannabis retailer industry. We’ve listened to over 900 Retailers within our network and we’ve built a solution to tackle these obstacles they face on a day to day basis.

Version 2 of the retailer Insights Dashboard launches today and we can’t wait to share it with you. It’s one of the most powerful and easy to use tools to enter the industry — designed based on hundreds of hours of conversations with Retailers.

“The Retailer Dashboard provides analytics and insights based on a real-time analysis of inventory and sales velocity so that Retailers know exactly which products are driving the bottom line and ensure they don’t run out of these key products. Our dashboard takes the guessing and opinions out of the equation so that decisions can be based on actual data.”
Gerrit Van Woudenberg
Chief Technology Officer at Cannametrics

How much time would it save to always have your key insights at a glance?

Here’s what we've added to version 2:

  • Tracks every product’s performance ranked in a list by product category. Also provides sales by units per day to give you the most accurate representation and forecast!
  • Identifies the best selling and worst selling products based on sales velocity
  • Swiftly identify and forecast which products are about to stock out and analyze the products that you’re overstocked on
  • Ranks products that are about to run out of stock & what is overstocked by calculating the day’s worth of product left based on their daily sell rate 

 

  • Provides strong product references to suggest to consumers when a product is sold out

As we launch the second version of the insights dashboard, we had an opportunity to sit down with Chief Technology Officer, Gerrit Van Woudenberg to talk about what he and the team have built and where it is going.

Q: How has POS integration changed the way Cannametrics provides Retailers with insights and solutions?

Prior to POS integrations, we had always been focused on the core value proposition of our platform, to provide transparency and key product data to Retailers. We’ve known for a long time that there would be a tremendous power in combining this data with real-time sales but I don’t think we truly understood the impact of cross-linking the data and how much opportunity exists to provide insights to Retailers that are not available anywhere else.

Q: What problems are the new features solving for our Retailers?

One of the main issues was Retailers being able to see what their best performing and worst performing products are in their inventory. On the Retailer Dashboard, we’re calling those the “Best Movers” and “Worst Movers”. We automate inventory tracking and have identified these for Retailers to empower them to cast data driven decisions regarding how they stock their inventory and what they should keep.

The other major component that we wanted to solve for Retailers is to help them with their reordering. The Retailer Dashboard provides the inventories, the current number in stock, and the sales velocity of these products. Once you have that data as a retailer, you’ll know what you need to order and how many, because it’s based on actual data. 

The final element here is overstock. The Dashboard can also inform Retailers what products they can put on clearance based on data-driven stock out projections.

It’s important to me that data is easy to be read and understood. We wanted to capture all of the usable information and transform it into a simple, easy-to-use interface. Everything that we have built is pre-configured, self-intuitive, and approachable for users of any tech background. Ultimately, we wanted the tool to be a joy to use.

"Ultimately, we wanted the tool to be a joy to use."
Gerrit Van Woudenberg
Chief Technology Officer

What’s next? How would you see the retailer dashboard evolving? Are there any spoilers you can give us?

This is just the beginning, we are always striving to add value to our Retailers and have some really exciting things in store.

One of the big ones is providing insights at the budtender level, including their performance. 

In our research, Retailers have also told us that they want to see provincial/geographical trends of best/worst products and we will have solutions for that as well.

Overall, experiencing the Retailer Dashboard V2 has been quite joyous for me. I’ve really enjoyed going through it and putting myself in the shoes of a Retailer. It’s simple to use, but the insights are very, very powerful. This is one of the things that we’ve built at Cannametrics that I feel is the most useful. I’m really excited for Retailers to get to use this.

The Retailer Dashboard is ready for you

Retailers with Cannametrics Premium can now take advantage of this incredible Dashboard on Cannametrics. We believe Retailers deserve the tools to view their store’s performance with seamless accessibility. Transparency has always been our core value and we’re proud to be providing Retailers with the tools to transparently view the essential business intelligence they need to succeed.

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What You Need to Know About CO2 Cannabis Extraction

Cannabis extraction involves pulling the desired compounds out of the plant while leaving behind everything else.  It’s an integral part of creating cannabis edibles, vapes, topicals, tinctures, shatter, wax, and other concentrated products. 

Both recreational and medical cannabis users are increasingly concerned about the safety of solvent-based cannabis extraction, particularly with butane and other hydrocarbons.

In contrast, carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction is seen as a safer, cleaner, environmentally friendly alternative. Here’s what your customers should know about this cannabis extraction method and why they might prefer it.

What is CO2 Extraction?

Although it has a history of use in coffee and other industries, CO2 extraction is relatively new to the world of cannabis. It uses pressurized carbon dioxide to separate cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals from cannabis flower. 

This process is highly tunable, which means it can be tweaked to isolate specific compounds. CO2 extraction is used to create a wide variety of concentrated cannabis products, including vapes, tinctures, and edibles.

There are two types of CO2 extraction: supercritical and subcritical.

Supercritical extraction is far more common and involves pressurizing and heating carbon dioxide to turn it into a supercritical fluid that behaves like a gas and liquid at the same time. In this state, CO2 becomes an efficient solvent and can be used to make products on a large scale.

Subcritical extraction uses similar pressures but lower temperatures. It’s a much slower process that produces a lower yield, so it’s not that widely used. However, it does a better job of retaining terpenes and other fragile molecules. 

That’s why some CBD and cannabis companies use this method to create artisanal extracts that are as close to natural as possible. The resulting products are often called “raw” because they contain higher levels of cannabinoid acids like CBDA and THCA.

CO2 Extraction: Benefits for Consumers

From a cannabis consumer standpoint, the key advantage of CO2 extraction is cleanliness and safety.

Some cannabis users are concerned about residual solvents left behind by ethanol and hydrocarbon extraction, which isn’t an issue with CO2 because it’s completely safe and simply turns back into gas after the extraction process.

CO2 is also considered green and environmentally friendly.1

Unlike hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide is nontoxic, nonflammable, renewable, and doesn’t harm the environment. It can also be captured and reused in subsequent extractions, further reducing its environmental impact.

One Step of the Process

CO2 extraction is just one step in the process of going from raw cannabis plant material to the finished product. There’s also preparation of the plants and refinement of the extract.

To illustrate, the cannabis extraction experts at Ontario’s Motif Labs use a 10-step process to create pure, potent cannabis oils. 

First, they select high-quality cannabis or hemp biomass and reduce its size by milling. Next, the cannabis is decarboxylated to convert cannabinoid acids (like THCA and CBDA) into their active forms (THC and CBD) and then extracted with supercritical CO2.

The resulting crude extract undergoes further refinement, which includes winterization to remove fats, waxes, and lipids, filtration, a second decarboxylation, double distillation, and finally precision blending. This advanced process is used to create odourless, tasteless, clear cannabis oils with high concentrations of THC or CBD.

Helping Consumers Understand CO2 Extraction

CO2 extraction is a clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly method that can produce high-quality cannabis extracts. 

Tinctures, vapes, edibles, and other products made through this technique are a good choice for cannabis consumers concerned about residual solvents.

If your customers are looking for artisanal products that are as close to natural as possible, they might also prefer those made with subcritical CO2. Our Cannametrics platform includes a wide array of cannabis products made with CO2 extraction.

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Cannametrics Partners With The Green Organic Dutchman to Launch Batch-Viewer for Consumers

The Green Organic Dutchman is now using Cannametrics to drive transparency for end consumers. The Cannametrics Batch-Viewer allows customers to look up individual batches and see cannabinoids, terpenes and more. The tool is now live to TGOD fans and curious consumers alike!

Why are Producers “going transparent” with their batch-level information?

  • They are proud of their product quality and want to show the world
  • Increases trust and loyalty from end consumers 
  • Encourages education and brand awareness of the Producer’s product
  • Provides Budtenders with the exact information they need to learn and speak about the LP’s product 
  • Buying managers are more likely to choose to buy products from brands that are transparent with their information
  • Facilitates and reinforces positive relationships with Retailers

What is the Batch-Viewer?

The Batch-Viewer is a simple and easy-to-deploy tool that puts TGOD’s batch-level product information right at the fingertips of the consumer. It’s easily accessible right on The Green Organic Dutchman’s website where it provides batch-level transparency to consumers including the exact cannabinoid and terpene information pertaining to the product’s lot number, which will be located on the packaging that the consumer holds in their hands. Users can simply enter their lot/batch number into the Batch-Viewer and receive immediate results on their product’s full compound profile.

Why is it important?

  • See strain details that can’t fit on the jar
  • Extended terpene and cannabinoid profiles
  • Learn what makes a strain unique
  • Find out harvest dates and more

About The Green Organic Dutchman’s Products

At The Green Organic Dutchman our philosophy is rooted in nature.

 

Nature knows best
At TGOD, we harness the undisturbed powers of nature. We nourish our plants using all-natural inputs like rainwater, sunlight, and living soil. It’s a living ecosystem that delivers a certified-organic difference in flavour, aroma, and experience. Carefully crafted by nature, brought to life through our CleanCraft organic growing methods. Join us in our mission to cultivate high-quality cannabis as nature intended.

Certified Organically-Grown

We grow beyond industry standards, we grow to a certified organic standard.

All TGOD cannabis is organically grown, and certified by Pro-Cert. Our Pro-Cert certification ensures that what we grow meets strict guidelines that are in line with the Organic Federation of Canada. We’ll settle for nothing less.

Grown in living soil

Our cannabis is grown in living soil. A living, thriving ecosystem full of beneficial microbes, enzymes, and minerals. Our natural ingredients are sourced from all over Canada, including glacial rock dust, maple syrup, and more. Our unique living soil delivers the perfect environment for our plant roots to thrive. The result; a healthier, stronger plant grown sustainably.

Natural elements Sunlight & Rainwater

Our hybrid greenhouse is designed to bring the best of nature indoors. A combination of sun and full-spectrum LED light gives our greenhouse the versatility it needs to deliver quality flower. We only use naturally purified rainwater to keep our plants hydrated. All water used for growing our plants comes from captured rainwater, naturally purified using ultra-violet light.

We recapture this water again, from underneath the soil beds to keep our environmental impact low, and our water 100% naturally-sourced.

Hand-Selected & Trimmed

Our harvesting team hand-selects only the top colas from the plants, reserved for our TGOD glass jars. Each bud is then delicately hand-finished to preserve its natural shape and trichrome integrity.

Slow Dried & Cured

After being dried low and slow, our buds will continue to cure for over 10 days to build flavour and aroma.

Our award-winning glass jars allow this process to continue even after our buds have been packaged, further enriching terpenes and flavours that are waiting to be enjoyed.

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Hello, my strain is: Haze

Before we jump into our sticky pool of terp data, it’s important to note that Haze, unlike the “cake” and “cheese” strains, has a much broader gene pool and therefore the definition of which strains fall into this category is, well, hazy. 

A CBD Haze Craze?

From our “haze” samples, two out of 5 sample products are named “Mango Haze” and, interestingly, both of them show a somewhat balanced THC:CBD ratio. Traditionally, mango hazes are usually high THC and called but these have been crossed with CBD hemp strains to create more of a 1:1. Similarly, the Organic Skunk Haze used in this study was also a more balanced THC:CBD  product meaning that 3 out of our 5 samples are “balanced” flower, which we found surprising from a strain that is thought to be a classic “Sativa”.

The 5 samples we tested for this are:

The Terpenes Found in "Haze" Strains

Looking at our Haze samples we wanted to know what exactly gives it that characteristic “Haze” flavor, aroma and effect. Haze is known to have a sweet and often citrusy aroma with undertones of earth and spice. How similar are these “hazes” even after the extensive cross breeding that has occurred? Our test was able to find the top terpenes for these 5 samples.

The chart below shows the top terpenes for these 5 samples. 

#1 Beta Myrcene

  • The dominant terpene in the sample set is Beta Myrcene, appearing as the top terp for 3 samples and in the top 2 for 4 out of 5 samples. Not a big surprise here as it is the most common terp in commercial cannabis and the “mango” terpene.

#2 Caryophyllene

  • The pepper terp accounts for the “spicy” note in hazes and was found in the top 4 terpenes for all our samples and as the top terp in the Organic Skunk Haze. 

#3 Ocimene

  • This terpene is often used in perfume due to its sweet, floral and spicy aroma, which sounds almost exactly like the profile that Haze is known for.  Ocimine was found in the top 5 terpenes for 3 out of 5 samples and was the second most abundant in the Mango Haze. It was found in both “Mango hazes”

#5 Alpha-Bisabolol

  • This is a far less common terpene with a floral smell and a growing literature around its pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties. Found in the top 5 for 3 out of the 5 strains and #2 in the Organic Skunk Haze after Caryophyllene.

Interestingly, limonene was not in the top 5 for the Lemon Haze but was in Ghost Train Haze.

A Hazy History

Haze genetics have quite a long history and are often referred to as the genetic backbone of many hybridized sativa strains we see in today’s markets. Legend often suggests that the original Haze genetics come from two brothers living in Santa Cruz, California in the 1970’s crossing a Mexican landrace with a Colombian landrace, crossing its offspring with an Indian landrace, then crossing those offspring with a Thai landrace and poof, OG haze!

The lore continues that the original Haze genetics were then brought to Amsterdam in the early 1980’s where they were crossed with other prized genetics to create some of the most well-known strains in existence to this day: Neville’s Haze, Purple Haze (with its  impact on Jimi Hendrix), Amnesia Haze, Silver Haze, etc. 

From there, these classic cultivars have been bred even further to create hundreds of different varieties of haze-derived genetics that we see today. Which means that the definition of this strain family is, well, a little hazy, with a wider variance in terpene profiles than we have seen in our cake or cheese categories.

Stay tuned as we continue this series! Up next: Fuel.

If you’d like to learn more about terpenes, check out our posts about primary terpenes and secondary terpenes.