When it comes to cannabis cultivation, there are two main methods: indoor and sun grown. Indoor cannabis is grown in a controlled environment under artificial lights, while sun grown cannabis is grown outdoors under the sun in a natural environment. Both methods have their benefits, but sun grown cannabis has some distinct advantages over indoor.
The main advantage of sun grown cannabis that you’ll hear our partner farms discuss with great passion is terroir. Terroir is a term used to describe the unique characteristics of a particular place, and it applies to cannabis just as it does to wine. A farm’s soil, climate and surrounding environment all contribute to the unique flavor and aroma of each strain cultivated in this manor.
Terroir cannot be replicated in an indoor grow operation.
The plants are also more resilient. Sun grown cannabis is exposed to a variety of environmental factors that help to strengthen and improve it. This results in a robust plant, which is more resistant to pests and diseases.
Studies have shown that sun grown cannabis also has a more diverse range of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other therapeutic compounds compared to indoor because of terroir. A natural environment provides the ideal conditions for the cannabis plant to produce these compounds at optimal levels. And while not always the most potent option on the shelf, sun grown enthusiasts will tell you again and again that the entourage effect (i.e., how the plant’s compounds work together to produce an end effect once consumed) and the subtle nuances of the experience are superior and more authentic compared to indoor.
In other words, sun grown stays true to the plant.
Think of it this way: What’s more flavorful, a hot house tomato from the grocery or an heirloom variety fresh off the vine from your garden?
Sun grown is also a more sustainable and eco-friendly growing technique. Our craft farmers practice age-old cultivation techniques that honor the Earth and its natural resources. The sun is a sustainable energy source. Plain and simple. Indoor cannabis cultivation requires a significant amount of energy to power lights and maintain a controlled environment, and this energy consumption can have a negative impact on the environment. Sun grown cannabis, on the other hand, is grown in a natural environment that does not require the use of energy intensive artificial lighting to maintain ideal growing conditions.
Ultimately, we believe cannabis grown under the sun’s cosmic rays in a rich terroir produces a more flavorful, dynamic end product. Indoor produces perfectly fine weed, but Mother Nature invented the photosynthesis game.
Our entire line of craft cannabis products are made with sun grown cannabis sourced from small farms that practice sustainable farming techniques and also contain a full-spectrum of the plant’s therapeutic compounds.
Give them a try, we think you’ll feel (and taste) the difference.
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