Everyone’s favorite chore, trimming your plants can be a tedious and rewarding process. Whether it’s a dry trim or a wet trim, this processing stage will set the visual tone of your plants. Wet trimming is done directly after harvest before the drying stage, this can allow for an easier time trimming as the sugar leaves have yet to curl back into the plant. Wet trimmed plants generally dry faster and with the added ease during trimming, look more manicured. Dry trimming also has its own set of advantages, a longer dry time means less chlorophyll taste and have been reported to have smoother hits. Some trimmers like to employ a hybrid system of removing large fan and sugar leaves while wet then a second more precise trim after the plant has dried.
From the moment you harvest your plants, they begin to break down. A proper cure can prevent cannabinoids and terpenes from breaking down into less favorable compounds. Immediately after trimming the buds should be placed into sealed containers or bag and kept in a cool dark room. Burping containers while monitoring humidity are essential practices to preventing mold and preserving taste. Humidity packs are available from a wide variety of vendors that will allow control over the bud’s environment. While burping containers, be aware of the smell within the first few days, this could be an indication that the buds are not ready for the curing processes and require more drying time.
All those trimmings and buds that did not make it to the shelf should not be thrown away. They can become other useful products that can still be sold to consumers. Trimmings can be filtered with ice cold water to create bubble hash. Leftover buds can be used to make pre-rolled joints or pressed to create waxes, shatter, etc.
An effective and methodical grow stage is critical to any successful cannabis operation. Maintaining proper nutrients, lighting, oxygen levels, CO2 levels, and water levels through the vegetation stage along with battling pest and overgrowth can truly mean the difference. Without proper upkeep, newly developed plants can quickly die, while older plant are still susceptible to these same challenges, they’re far more resilient to stressors. Careful maintenance can ensure plants stay stress free, allowing them to grow to their maximum potential and prevent any chance of a sex change.
Drying can make or break your harvest, which is why precision and patience are key in this stage. A solid week of drying in a pitch-black room with effective circulation and humidity control are always components of best practices. When the bud itself is dry and the stems can bend or pop without breaking, that’s why you know it’s time to move onto the next step. Consider Bud Washing if you’ve been using pesticides or are growing outdoor to clear off any unwanted flavors.
Deciding how to package your product ultimately decides whether the product will leave the shelf or not. The packaging step includes sorting out the flowers and deciding which are suitable enough to be sold as bud on the shelf or sent for post processing such as extraction or joint rolling.
Whether it’s from a seed or a clone, growing cannabis comes with a variety of advantages and disadvantages. Clones are consistent and the gender is always known, given a similar environment to their parent strain they will produce the same amount of product. Seeded plants maintain their tap roots, allowing them to grow stronger and faster but have a greater potential to grow into males, destroying an
The life cycle of the marijuana plant from the time the plant is grown until the final product is sold to the customer. Some jurisdictions require digital seed to sale tracking of the entire process to ensure cannabis products are not diverted.
The seed to sale cycle begins with the growth of the cannabis plant and culminates in its purchase by a consumer. In between the first and last seed to sale steps, growers will also keep track of manufacturing, transport, and distribution. Licensed cannabis growers use this process not only to keep detailed records but also to remain compliant within their state or country’s laws.
What does seed to sale mean?
Seed to sale tracking with software is standard in the cannabis industry. Licensed marijuana operators use a computer program to track every aspect of their business, providing transparency, ensuring product safety, and demonstrating compliance with applicable laws.
New emergency rules impacting Oklahoma Medical Authority licensees have been signed by the Governor and became effective June 28th, 2021. The new emergency rules address changes and/or new requirements in recently passed legislation and also add new requirements relating to the implementation of the State inventory tracking system. The rules and a summary are available on the OMMA website at https://omma.ok.gov/rules-regulations.
Pursuant to a court agreement, OMMA is extending the beginning inventory deadline for the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system, Metrc, and new seed-to-sale tracking rules will not be enforced until further guidance is provided by the court. Licensees will be notified with a new timeline for implementation as soon as one is available. Instructions and notice will be provided before the revised deadline to ensure licensees are able to implement the new system.