Cannabis Flower refers to the smokable section of the cannabis plant, also known as nuggets, nugs, or bud. We sell flower by the gram, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Oz. Legally, patients can purchase up to 1 Oz of cannabis product per day and 5 Oz per month.
Cannabis that is purchased from Montana Canna, has been hand trimmed from the cannabis plant itself. Users aren’t purchasing stems, leaves, or seeds — just Flower.
Private reserve is a title exclusively used to describe the best available stuff. We don't always know what strains or harvest batches will make the cut because... well, every time we grow, things change. Sometimes we'll end up with an absolutely amazing genetic that can be cloned again and again and always deliver exceptional quality but that's not always the case. Flower that carries our 'Private Reserve' label has been hand selected by our Master Grower as being the epitome of connoisseur grade marijuana. It's priced accordingly.
We strive to grow all of our cannabis to be 'Top Shelf'. Growing top-quality cannabis requires attentive care and meticulous harvesting, which is why bud that sports greater potency fetches higher prices. At Montana Canna, we focus on quality over quantity when it comes to producing top-shelf cannabis. If you look closely, top-shelf bud boasts intact geometry and oodles of trichomes. Oftentimes, fire cannabis feels sticky to the touch, like cotton candy. Like our 'Private Reserve' we hand pick the best buds off the plant (usually the top colas which receive the most light during harvest) to be our Top Shelf flower. We try not to turn this flower into any other product and instead, let you the customer decide how best to use it.
Mid-level flower makes up the majority of our harvest batches. These are the normal buds taken off the cannabis plant at harvest time. We make our standard pre-rolls from our 'Mids'.
Unless you’re in the business of aging bud to up its sedative ante, properly storing flower is an important concern. We make every attempt to send out flower out of the dispensary with mid-to-long-term storage in mind. Depending on the amount you've purchased, you may leave the dispensary with a re-sealable glass jar, mylar bag or plastic container. If you plan on storing our product for a significant legnth of time just follow these simple guidelines.
Minimize Flower’s exposure to oxygen, heat, moisture, or UV light and store in a cool, dry place.
The color and texture of buds have a lot do with the strain’s phenotype and how it’s grown. The soil, amount of light or water, the use of fertilizers (whether organic or synthesized) all affect the strains traits, which results in the density, color, and shape of the finished bud. We wish we could go further into detail over what cultivation techniques augment or affect specific strain traits, that would not only be interesting, but master growers would have it all too easy. According to the Trichome Institute’s Inerpening Loop Guide, very dense buds strongly correlate with an indica dominant strain whereas whispy open buds correlate with a sativa dominant strain. Overall, top shelf buds don’t look airy or scrawny by any means. Top shelf buds are well-manicured, tight trimmed, often sugary and sticky from the trichomes. They should almost shimmer in the light from the trichome density. The color should be vibrant and not dull. Low quality buds can sometimes take a brown or grey appearance in color whereas high quality buds take on a rich and vivid color.
Smell: Similar to wine, each strain is unique in its own terpene profile. There are two factors that affect the nose of a strain: genetics and curing. Genetics is just that, the buds gene makeup, whereas curing is a process that takes place after harvest. Within the genetics factor, it’s important to take into account that there are over 200 terpenoid compounds have been identified in cannabis. This is what results in the aroma, flavor and therapeutic effects you get after smoking. Eight of these compounds are most frequently found in common strains (taken from of Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana):