The ABC’s of Bloom
Have you ever wondered how the oil you’re vaping made it to your hands? We’re breaking down our entire process, step-by-step. Ready, set, Bloom!
Step one- Flower: Collect high-quality cannabis plant material (about 800-1000 lbs.) from our licensed suppliers.
Step two- Pre Batch Analysis: Once we receive the leafy plant material of cannabis, our team performs the required compliance testing and pre-batch analysis on the batch.
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Step three- Extraction: After the batch passes the required testing we begin to extract the THC from the plant material using Ethos (Capna Systems equipment) and ethanol at cryogenic temperatures. This method and process does not require any winterization, saving time and energy.
Step four- Reduction: Once the ethanolic extract of cannabinoids is produced, it goes through reduction using the FFE system by Capna. This is done to separate the crude cannabinoids from the ethanol, which allows us to save resources and recycle the ethanol for the next extraction.
Step five- Compliance test: After extraction and reduction, the crude oil created is sent through another round of compliance testing.
Step six- Decarboxylate: The crude oil then undergoes a process called decarboxylation, which activates the THC from its THCa counterpart.
Step seven- Distillation: The oil is then passed to our distillation team for triple distillation to remove any remaining impurities.
Step eight- Compliance test: Once we receive the distillate, we test the oil again for the required CAT 3 tests.
Step nine- Formulation: Once the quality terpenes are approved per compliance testing, we move forward with our formulation process. Our lab formulates a unique blend of terpenes and triple-distilled cannabinoid distillate to complete homogenous Bloom strains.
Step ten- Fill, tube, & package: After the oil has been fully formulated it is inserted it into ccell cartridges using a filling machine, and then placed in child-resistant tubes and put into their final packaging.
Step eleven- Quality assurance testing: Once the product has been packaged and labeled, a third-party pulls random samples from our batch to perform quality assurance testing.
Step twelve- Label: After we receive the test results, we attach the final label that includes potency and other required test results.
Step thirteen- Ready to sell: Finally the product is ready to be moved to the fulfillment line and sold in stores.
This entire process takes a total of 44 business days from start to finish, but that’s how the magic happens!
Written by Sarah Berrafato