- Posted by ld-admin
- On April 18, 2017
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With April 20 nearly upon us, marijuana mania is about to temporarily take over Denver. You’re about to be bombarded with so many 4/20 specials and sales, it would make Snoop Dogg overwhelmed. In advance of that, it’s important to arm yourself with the proper knowledge if you end up in unfamiliar territory. So other than a basic understanding of the differences between sativas, hybrids and indicas, it’s important to have an idea of what to ask to make sure you are not only getting the right product, but also that what you’re consuming is of the best quality.
How is the product cultivated?
If you’re new to cannabis, you may not think to consider where all the flower you see in dispensaries comes from. But, just like many of us want to know the source of the foods we buy in a grocery store, it’s in your best interest to understand the basics of how marijuana is grown and what products/pesticides are used in the cycle of cultivation. Depending where you shop, residual pesticides and fungi are being found on cannabis. Organizations like the Organic Cannabis Association are working to create a certification for organic dispensaries. Until the OCA makes it official, you basically have to trust the word of the dispensaries and arm yourself with information. Fortunately, there are places like L’Eagle, where they grow 100% of their own flowers and never use any synthetic pesticides. In fact, the boutique Denver recreational dispensary doesn’t even spray organic (OMRI-rated) pesticides after the 21-day flower period. Rest well knowing that you’re consuming only the cleanest, top-quality cannabis. Check out L’Eagle’s “6 Stages To Clean Cannabis” for more on their grow process.
Where is the trim sourced for your edible and concentrates?
By the same logic that you may care about where your flower comes from, it’s a good thing to know where other products come from. Some stores carries tons of different edibles and concentrates, but none that are made with their own flower. If a dispensary can’t tell you what the source is for that cannabis, can you trust the quality? L’Eagle sends off trim from each harvest to their production partners to make the different edibles and concentrates. This means that nearly everything on its shelves is sourced with L’Eagle’s clean cannabis.
What’s in your vape cartridges? Why is it important to ask?
If you ask this question in a lot of dispensaries, you may not get an answer you like – or an answer at all. It’s become common in the cannabis industry for vape cartridges to have some additives as opposed to just cannabis oil. After all, filler material is cheaper than marijuana. The most common filler materials are, at worst, polyethylene glycol (PEG) – which is a carcinogen that can harm the nervous system – or, at best, propylene glycol (PG) – which is a common household solvent that can cause sore throats and muscle pain. The best thing a customer can do to avoid these fillers is to make sure that the cannabis contents are listed on the outside of the packaging. If you want a 100% guarantee that you are getting just the cannabis oil you are wanting, check out any of the OilStix cartridges that L’Eagle offers – which are available in many strains of their own 100% organic flowers.
BONUS QUESTION: What is the extraction method for the vape cartridge – is it butane, propane or CO2? L’Eagle offers and recommends CO2. Furthermore, there is raw, unfiltered CO2 (light on flavor but the cleanest vape one can get) and distillate CO2 with natural terpenes added (for flavor).