Eugene, Oregon – Cannassentials, an award-winning closed loop ‘beyond organic’ farm near Eugene welcomes the new OLCC testing standards. Where other farms are struggling to pass these tests, Cannassentials is passing with flying colors.
“The new Oregon testing regulations have caused some restrictions on the variety we have on our shelves (has cut some of the oils and extracts we used to carry),” says Joe Russo of Maritime Café in Portland, Oregon. “But with Cannaessentials we’ve never been concerned because there is no question about the science behind their grow. Cannassentials’ method doesn’t leave any room for error. We know we can always rely on them to stock the shelves with a consistent, steady supply of product.”
In addition to Maritime Café, Cannassentials is also regularly stocked at Farma PDX and Cannadaddy’s in Portland, and in Eugene at Amazon Organics.
Cannassentials Master Grower Shane Budd explains “at Cannassentials we are very happy that the OLCC and the State of Oregon have decided to standardize and improve the stringency of the product testing in our state. Since cannabis is primarily a smoked product, the effects of inhaled pesticides on the health of our citizens should be considered paramount. Because of this, we did not mind the extended wait times that were caused by the lab shortage.
Although our cash flow was tightened, and our product was delayed on some retail shelves, we had no concerns that our flower would pass. We have never, and will never, use any sort of pesticide on our product. We grow using living soil and time tested, ultra-organic practices that result in a premium product that our customers can enjoy knowing it is as clean as possible. Now that the labs are catching up, we are so happy to have the shelves of our retailers filled with multiple varieties of our award winning cannabis. All of which has passed the tightest testing standards in the country. That’s right, we have 100% pass rate.”
In addition to passing tests with flying colors retailers Cannassentials has also taken home the following awards in recent months:
2016 Fall GanjaCup (GanjaCon November 2016 – Eugene, Oregon)
1st Place Outdoor Grown Flower Category- Guava Chem
1st Place Greenhouse Grown Flower Category- Cherry Kush
2016 Oregon Dope Cup – (Annual Dope Magazine Awards – October 2016, Portland, Oregon)
1st Place Best Flower Nose (Medical) Category – Orange Haze
2016 Spring GanjaCup – (GanjaCon April 2016 – Portland, Oregon)
1st place – Indoor Grown Flower Category – Sour Diesel
2015 GanjaCup –(GanjaCon Oct 2015 – Eugene, Oregon)
1st place – Greenhouse Category – Sour Diesel
Cannassentials is based outside of Eugene, Oregon and was founded in 2015. Shane Budd and William Sandberg are the Master Growers, founders and co-partners alongside cannabis connoisseur and company CFO, Myron Chadowitz. The farm is at the forefront of a movement dedicated to regenerative cultivation. As adherents to the “beyond organic” method Cannassentials strive to grow plants in “living soil” and in harmony with nature, creating an “upward spiral” of sustainability. Their flower is highly prized by cannabis gourmands who seek out high-end merchandise distinguished by a handmade, artisanal approach.
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