THE NEW KID ON THE STREET
Relatively new on Wallstreet, CBD Stock brings a buzz to investors, especially when it teams up with corporate giants on the NASDAQ. We want to give our customers the inside scoop on what to watch, as well as all of the pertinent information needed to succeed while investing in CBD.
In 2019, CBD Stock exploded on the scene through a partnership with Green Growth (OTC:GGBXF) and Designer Brands (NYSE:DBI). Together, they promoted CBD products that experienced a 74% sell-through rate. This growth launched major companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AE), CVS Health and Kroger. Entering into 2020, CBD products fill 16,000 retailers in the U.S. and in Canada.
The alluring indicators for CBD stock are attracting attention. While focusing a lens on the rising numbers, it’s imperative to also educate oneself on this emerging investment.
With this education in mind, sit back and let Berkshire CBD do the heavy lifting. Just as lovers of wine and connoisseurs of food seek to broaden their palates and heighten their senses through research and experience, we know that understanding what to look for will elevate one’s appreciation for the Green Wave of the hemp industry.
A CASE STUDY: WHAT MAKES BERKSHIRE CBD DIFFERENT?
Sure. It’s a little self-serving. Still, with the rising CBD stock, we can’t help but celebrate the success of our own team. At Berkshire CBD, we strive to create the ultimate experience in excellence by bringing you the best CBD hemp flower available. To this end, everything we do is informed by this impeccable standard.
The cultivation of our vibrant, premium CBD hemp flower, working with dedicated farmers, the artistry involved in trimming and curing our hemp flower, our passionate customer service team, the precision involved in fulfillment and packaging, and finally, overseeing the diligent delivery of our products are some of the elements that structure Berkshire CBD.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COMPANY
It’s critical that consumers know what to look for in a CBD company as well as the products it promotes. Berkshire CBD pushes the limits of luxury to provide this premium, artisan CBD flower. To do this, our team is constantly striving for the best research, and information regarding our industry. A thriving and never-ending education is vital in creating top-of-the-line CBD flower and CBD products for our customers.
THE BENEFITS OF ACCURATE INFORMATION
Beyond our beloved Berkshire CBD customers, we also see huge benefits to beginners to the industry in having access to clear and accurate information. When individuals are able to discern quality CBD hemp flower from the very start, the entire CBD industry becomes lifted up and gains the momentum of collective legitimacy.
JUST GETTING STARTED WITH CBD HEMP FLOWER
The world may feel quite overwhelming for an individual considering CBD products. With images of CBD hemp flower at gas stations, CBD flower foods, and CBD hemp flower popping up in advertisements, one may feel their head spin with all of the options. Let’s dive in to some key terms that will provide a sound lay of the land in the world of CBD.
Hemp – hemp, as defined by the 2018 Farm Bill, is any Cannabis L. Sativa plant grown to be federally compliant with less than 0.3% THC content. Hemp is grown for it’s high CBD content and durable fibres that are used for textiles.
Decarboxylation – a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group from a molecule. Decarboxylation often refers to the process of heating hemp and hemp extracts to transform acidic versions of cannabinoids into their active forms. For example, hemp plants naturally contain large amounts of Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), which, when heated up, turns into Cannabidiol (CBD).
Bioavailability – refers to the actual percentage of a substance that the body can absorb into the bloodstream. Taking a 100mg supplement with a bioavailability of 50% would mean that the body would only absorb 50mg of the supplement.
Entourage Effect – a concept that all of the compounds in the hemp plant work together to promote their strengths and create a different physiological and psychological effect than a compound alone.
Full Spectrum – a product that contains CBD and all the other cannabinoids and terpenes at their naturally occurring quantity.
Broad Spectrum – contains mostly CBD, but also includes the other cannabinoids at a much lower quantity. Any residual THC is wholly removed from these products.
Isolate – A form of CBD where all other cannabinoids are removed.
COA – COA’s, or Certificates of Analysis, are third-party tests that provide information on the product’s safety, potency, and quality.
Endocannabinoid – Cannabinoids naturally occurring in the human body
Phytocannabinoid – Cannabinoids naturally occurring in cannabis
You may have heard about the many promised benefits that CBD offers. Many products boast remedies to chronic pain, progressive disease, inflammation, anxiety, stress, insomnia, or just looking to reset your mood. Maybe you just need that extra push towards living your best life. The bottom line concerning CBD stock solution is that the research simply has not been completed. Consumers must always check with their doctor, and U.S. businesses must always align their uses with the FDA.
MAKE SURE THAT THE CBD COMPANY OFFERS COA AND TESTING
A CoA stands for a Certificate of Analysis. This piece of paper is a lab report that demonstrates the product in your hand has passed through several critical hoops before arriving at your door. Legitimate CBD hemp flower companies know the full benefit of working with an independent, third party laboratory that can provide clear analysis of each strain of CBD hemp flower.
What should consumers expect to find on a CoA? They should provide precise levels of cannabinoids and terpenes in your CBD hemp flower, specifically the levels of CBD and THC. This ratio is critical knowledge as well as for evaluating the right to handle and purchase CBD flower depending on State laws.
At Berkshire CBD, all of our flower for sale is third-party, lab tested and each order is accompanied by a certificate of analysis to ensure premium quality and a delta 9 THC content of less than 0.3%
Having a CoA is a portion of making the potential CBD company legitimate. The second vital consideration is the individual State’s laws. One may learn that CBD hemp flower is legal in one State but banned in another. Often, law enforcement has been having a difficult time discerning the difference between CBD hemp flower and a controlled substance. CBD hemp flower and marijuana buds appear very similar, and the learning curve for law enforcement is present just as it is for new CBD consumers.
These nuances as to how a CBD brand may fit amongst the laws surrounding medical marijuana make for a very difficult job for enforcement. Specifically for shipments, a notice to police and customs officers, will help expedite any moments of doubt that could occur.
Berkshire CBD includes in all orders a notice to law enforcement outlining how our CBD hemp flower is not marijuana. This essential piece of paper provides a sense of security and a clear bridge for communication should any questions arise.
DIVE INTO THE FARMING PRACTICES
At Berkshire CBD, we take pride in our flower’s growing environment. The earth is the foundation for all artisan CBD products. Using all organic practices, every plant is carefully nurtured in clean, pesticide-free soil. In addition, all soil amendments are organic certified and no chemical herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers are used. Premium CBD flourishes under these conditions. If you are looking for the best product, we urge you to inquire about the farming practices.
READ THE REVIEWS
If the company you are researching doesn’t provide information about cultivation and farming, try looking through their customer reviews. Often, reviews will have first-hand experience with the flower and also provide photographs.
As you read, make sure to look for comments on how the CBD flower arrived, as well as evidence of trimming and storage. These reviews will help you read between the lines of what the company presents.
PREMIUM CBD FLOWER CHARACTERISTICS
Right off the bat, an individual can notice differences in quality when premium CBD flower is shared next to a product of inferior quality. The entire constitution of premium CBD hemp flower speaks for itself. Let’s teach you some of the language it speaks.
THE FEEL OF CBD FLOWER
One of the best tools for discerning premium CBD flower is right at your fingertips. When you feel a bud, feel the moisture content. If the bundles crack and crumble away as you hold them, you are detecting a low quality product. If there is any evidence of mold, turn in the other direction and don’t look back.
At Berkshire CBD, all of our CBD hemp flower is slow dried, 60 day-cured and hand trimmed similar to traditional high THC cannabis strains for the highest quality product and the most enjoyable experience possible. The quality that we insist on, and so should you, produces a hand feel that is consistent, resilient, and can break apart easily without turning to dust. Many describe this sensation as sticky. What you should be feeling for is the resinous layer produced from the presence of cannabinoids.
THE SMELL OF CBD FLOWER
Your nose is a precise measurement tool as well. Premium CBD flower notably has a potent smell. At Berkshire CBD, we like to talk of our flower’s aroma, where each of our strains can be described as distinct and alluring.
The more powerful the aroma, the more powerful the terpene profile is speaking to you.
You should be able to identify which aromas align with your personal preference quickly as soon as your CBD hemp flowers are allowed to breathe outside of their packaging. Terpenes are produced by a variety of plants and are the primary components of resins and essential oils. It’s the combination of terpenes that gives to a flower or a plant its particular smell and aroma (floral, citrus, fruity etc.) Pungency of CBD flowers is also directly linked to their potency.
THE COLOR OF CBD FLOWER
As you can imagine from images of marijuana, cultivated premium CBD flower plants should have an overall green color. With some variations, the brighter and bolder the hue will dictate the existence of freshness and a superior cure. Often, a purple hue woven through green will indicate CBD hemp flower that is of the highest quality and harvested at peak potency. Little tendrils of orange, red, and pink signal that the CBD hemp flower bud in your hand has been allowed to mature to its full potential. Finally, these strong colors reveal that it was harmoniously harvested at precisely the peak hour.
APPRECIATING TERPENE PROFILES
The oils and the resins present in your CBD flower will open up their own distinct personality. We speak of these in terms of the flower’s terpene profile. The aroma that awakens for you could be described a myriad of ways. With that, many common descriptors for premium CBD flower are fruity, diesel, floral, sour, pine, earthy, citrusy, and sweet. Think of these aromas as notes in an orchestra that play a symphony just for you.
Indeed, at Berkshire CBD, we celebrate each terpene symphony as every terpene possesses singular taste as well as therapeutic benefits. If the CBD hemp flower buds you are holding smell dusty, grass-like, or have no smell at all, there is a severe disintegration of terpene quality.
THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF CBD TRICHOMES
Sometimes, a CBD flower company will let you in at the micro level. This would be through a photograph demonstrating the CBD hemp flower under a microscope. If you get a chance to peer into this image, welcome to the world of trichomes! Trichomes are the network of crystalline hairs that thread throughout your CBD hemp flower buds. They should look vibrant, shimmering, and not cut down brutally in the trimming process. Think of the first frost that covers your garden in late Fall. There should be a delicate snow-like quality that laces over your greens and purples in a breathtaking way.
Our team at Berkshire CBD can’t get enough of the depths of colors and potent hues in our CBD flowers. We dive in endlessly examining the microscopic world of our trichomes. We know that the quantity of these frosty hairs reveal the meticulous hours of hand-trimming by our CBD artisans who passionately care about each and every bud.
BERKSHIRE CBD IS HERE FOR YOU
The CBD market does not need to overwhelm you. Like all of the best things in life that can be enjoyed, we feel the best CBD education is priceless. We wish you the best in success and growth in all of your endeavors.
In addition, we hope that we’ve peaked your interest in our small company. Should you want to try CBD flower for yourself, look no further. The process in deciding what flower and what strains are right for you should be painless. We hope that some of the highlights we shared here will help you on your way. Remember, if you have any questions, or just want to talk about CBD flower, we are always delighted to hear from you!