Premium Hemp Flower Buying Guide
ARTISAN HEMP FLOWER: WHO REALLY HAS THE FIRE?
Buying premium hemp flower online can be more tricky than it seems if one does not know exactly what to look for. This is especially true considering the fact that some hemp flower sellers may mislabel industrial hemp as craft. We at Dreamland Organics craft hemp flower farm, want you to make an informed decision when purchasing premium hemp flower online. Let's go over a few tips to make you a artisan hemp connoisseur in no time!
NEW TO HEMP FLOWER AND CBD?
We understand that you may be new to whole "hemp flower and CBD" world, as it is a new emerging market. Maybe you are suffering from anxiety, stress, pain, or insomnia, whatever brings you to the world of hemp flower, we want help you make informed decisions. With so many hemp flower companies to choose from, how do you make the right choice? We will try to shed some light on what artisan hemp flower is and why our hemp buds would be the obvious choice for a discerning hemp smoker.
WHY DREAMAND ORGANICS?
Our premium hemp flower is grown with over 20 years of cannabis experience on a nature reserve, at 1,000 foot elevation, in Central Oregon. The natural ecosystem creates an ideal environment for growing high grade sun grown hemp flower. We feed our hemp plants organic compost tea and water with artisan well water from our property. All of our small batch hemp flower is hand trimmed, organic, glass jar cured and cool room stored, to produce a uniquely smooth hemp flower experience.
IS IT ORGANIC?
First of all, if you are interested in a healthy to consume, great tasting hemp flower, you want to go 100% organic. At Dreamland Organics, we put "organics" in our name for a reason, we are serious about growing 100% organic premium hemp flower. We don't use any synthetic pesticides or herbicides to produce our clean green hemp flower.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Next, you will want to consider the size of the farm you are buying from. Plainly put, the larger the farm, the less overall care the plants receive in most cases. A small craft farm is usually an acre or less, which could be up to 2,000 plants. Anything over that and you would need a tremendous amount of labor to check each plant daily, even for one minute per plant (there are only 1440 minutes/day). Many farms of dozens or even hundreds of acres, claim to have premium craft hemp flower, but this is simply not true. Aside from the lack of care during the grow season, drying hundreds of thousands of hemp plants at once creates issues for proper drying. To prevent or stop mold, many large industrial farms speed dry their hemp plants in a kiln, which destroys terpenes, producing a flavorless smoke. What's even worse is, some hemp farmers even leave their plants to dry on the ground outside, after being chopped down. At Dreamland Organics, we hang dry our premium hemp flower and glass jar cure it for a minimum of 45 days, after hand trimming.
READ THE REVIEWS
One simple way to get a sense of the hemp flower company you are buying from and whether they sell truly premium hemp flower, is to read their reviews. A search of "Dreamland Organics" on Youtube, will produce dozens on non biased reviews, for you to see how the public has responded to our terpene rich hemp flower. Whether you choose us or not, you should do your homework and find out who is behind the hemp flower you're buying and what people are saying about the brand.
IS IT LAB TESTED?
Obviously with regards to legal hemp flower, there should be a COA (Certificate of Analysis) for the product posted online. There should also be a notice to law enforcement, stating the legality of the hemp flower, included with online orders. This is to prevent hemp from being mistaken for THC cannabis. Dreamland Organics hemp flower is shipped in discreet, smell proof packaging, with labels and paperwork included, to ensure a safe delivery.
LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING
Beware, pretty packages and glass jars don't always equal quality hemp flower. As stated before, low quality industrial hemp flower can look quite good and covered in trichome crystals. But the look of the hemp bud is pointless, if it doesn't smoke clean and smooth.
There is a wide price range for hemp flower, however premium hemp flower usually sells for between $25-$40 per eighth ounce, depending on quality. Some hemp flower companies sell hemp buds labeled as craft, when they are simply the trimmed tops of hemp plants from industrial hemp farms. Many online hemp flower sellers are not farms at all and buy cheap, untrimmed industrial hemp flower and simply trim this lower grade of hemp flower, making it appear like premium hemp flower. The problem is, even though the buds may look big and beautiful, they are usually not terpene rich and most likely not organic. In the end, you get what you pay for and the best deal price wise, is not always the best value. Cheap hemp flower usually tastes harsh and may be doing you more harm than good in the long run, especially if it is not organic.
THE SMELL TEST
An obvious indicator, though not the final test, is the smell test. How does the hemp flower smell? Are you getting a strong smell of terpenes (scented plant oils)? Or does the hemp flower smell green and grassy, or old and moldy? With properly dried hemp, a good cure produces a terpene rich bud, however smell will not be the only indicator of premium hemp buds.
THE SIGHT TEST
How do the hemp buds look? Are they airy and roughly trimmed? Or are they dense, covered in trichomes (CBD Crystals) and neatly trimmed? The color can range from light green to purplish or even to light brown/copper, however dark brown hemp buds could indicate an improperly dried flower.
THE SMOKE TEST
Finally, the most important test for judging premium hemp flower, would be the smoke test! Obviously, the last three tests require purchasing a small amount of flower to sample, however this is what must be done to find a hemp flower company that works for you. We suggest you try a few companies, to get a feel for what is available in the craft hemp flower market. In the end, you want a smooth, organic smoke, immediate effects and good customer service. At Dreamland Organics we would offer you what you want as a premium hemp flower smoker, because we are hemp flower smokers too! Here's to tasty, organic, smooth burning relaxation and CBD Hemp Flower relief!