In a world where consumers are increasingly discerning about their product choices, understanding the journey of what we consume becomes paramount. This holds especially true for cannabis, a plant cherished for its myriad effects and therapeutic potential. Tracking the path of cannabis, from its humble beginnings as a seed to its final position on the dispensary shelf, reveals a tale of dedication, craftsmanship, and passion. For those frequenting the regions of Portland, Lakeview, and Kerby, The New Amsterdam takes pride in ensuring that every step of this journey reflects our unwavering commitment to quality and transparency.
The Genesis: Selecting the Seed
The life of cannabis begins with a simple seed. However, selecting the right seed is anything but simple. Strain genetics play a pivotal role in determining the plant’s growth characteristics, potency, and flavor profile. Ensuring genetically robust seeds is the first step towards cultivating premium cannabis.
Nurturing with Care: The Growth Phase
As the seed sprouts and grows, it requires a symphony of perfect conditions to thrive. From the right light cycles and nutrient mix to optimal temperatures and humidity levels, meticulous attention to detail ensures the plant reaches its full potential. During this phase, constant monitoring and care are crucial to prevent pests, diseases, and other challenges.
Harvesting: Timing is Everything
Determining the right moment to harvest is both an art and a science. Harvest too early, and you risk reducing potency and flavor. Too late, and the effects might differ from what’s desired. By observing trichomes, the tiny resinous glands on the plant, cultivators can pinpoint the optimal harvest time.
Drying and Curing: Preserving the Goodness
Post-harvest, the cannabis is dried and cured. This process is essential for enhancing flavor, ensuring a smooth smoke, and maximizing potency. Proper curing also reduces the risk of mold and other contaminants, ensuring a safe product for consumers.
Processing and Testing: Ensuring Purity
Once cured, cannabis undergoes processing, where it’s transformed into various products, from dried flower to tinctures and edibles. At The New Amsterdam, we emphasize rigorous testing at this stage, checking for contaminants and ensuring the potency aligns with our standards.
Arrival at The New Amsterdam
By the time our cannabis reaches The New Amsterdam shelves, it has undergone a thorough journey of care, expertise, and quality checks. We believe in providing our customers with not just products, but stories of dedication and passion, ensuring they partake in only the finest cannabis experiences
Every cannabis product has a story, a journey from seed to shelf. By understanding this journey, consumers can make informed choices, aligning their values with the products they choose. At The New Amsterdam, we are proud to be a part of this narrative, championing transparency, quality, and the enduring spirit of the cannabis community.