Stockpiling for Edibles: Lessons Learned in the Cannabis Industry

Capturing a precious spectrum in a stream of smoke requires carefully cultivated cannabis to be truly enjoyed. A properly stocked dispensary will only keep flowers worth their consumer’s lungs, but plants produce more medicine than just top quality buds with much of the material more worthy than compost and chicken feed, though!

So what do we do with it?

Digesting cannabis orally can make use of a lot of perfectly good material that doesn’t quite hit the quality needed to make a worthy rolling paper. But this sustainable supply can help justify selling food-grade cannabis made with “B” grade buds. Dispensaries, black market salesman, and your grandmother have been doing this for years now.

Licensed producers have already been stockpiling edibles for months

In the background, producers like Dosecann have taken notes on how legalization failed, particularly in terms of supply, with cannabis shortages reported nationwide. So Dosecann has preemptively ramped up their preparedness for when edibles hit the shelves by mid-December. The company’s plans on capturing a piece of the estimated 2.7 billion-dollar edibles market have come with an intense strategy. For the past year, they have been staging and building employment, and now stockpiling product.

Others have been consulting and building solventless strategies by preparing CO2 systems.

A long set of data to fill a national demand is available to Licensed Cannabis Growers now and that crucial information is needed to scale their production appropriately.

Prior to October 17, 2018, producers lacked that data set, as well as the ability to work with the provincial sales system. A projection in yearly sales helps a company calculate investments based on their actual value. Without possessing even third-party hindsight, no one could establish a viable overhead.

Regardless, their previous attempts to stockpile product proved to be a quality destroying disaster facilitated by a lack of experience. Will aged canna-oil destined for oral consumption stand the test of time? More than financial preparation, it may be a producer’s ability to petrify the quality of an extracted spectrum that earns them the advantage.

No matter the outcome, a year-and-three-month gap certainly should give plenty of room for producers to fill in the supply before the demand floods. Perhaps it’s best makers of edibles to stay in their field of expertise and perfect a single craft. Let the ones who master quality growing continue producing our perfected, smoking grade cannabis. A targeted company will be able to place their investments more directly. Growing one specified sector of business, rather than expanding into all branches, is much like growing one large plant opposed to many smaller ones.

The difference is measured by efficiency, and it shows in the final result.

Featured image courtesy of Amanda Siebert at The Georgia Straight.