BOAZ is known for their exotic, terpene rich, high THC strains, but it should be noted that they are also one of the few Licensed Producers (LPs) who is certified by Health Canada as Craft Cannabis. What does that mean exactly? It means that everything in their facility is done by hand …which in turn means their product is handled with a little more care, keeping all those juicy, terpy, trichomes intact and in place.
It starts at harvest though. To qualify as Craft Cannabis, the harvested plants must be hang-dried, not tossed onto a drying rack or warming unit. From there, once dried, the plants must be hand-trimmed, which keeps those trichomes safe and the buds looking all nice and pretty (a lot of companies just toss their buds into an electric trimmer or machine grinder …and you can imagine what that does to the buds and their trichomes).
Once the buds are hand-trimmed and looking good, they must then be hand-packaged, before there are shipped out to their destination. Again, a lot of companies use machines, specifically a conveyer belt style system, where the buds are electronically sent around the facility, bumping around and shaking off more and more trichomes along the way.
The final thing that you need in order to qualify as Craft Cannabis is that the product must be grown in a small-batch facility that produces less than 10,000 kg of cannabis per year. If Health Canada deems that you have followed these four requirements, they will then put a craft certified tag on your cannabis …and those extra steps are the reason why some cannabis companies charge more for their product then others; that extra care provides a smoother smoke, a better taste and just a better overall experience (in my humble opinion).