The craft cannabis experience
British Columbia has a long history with cannabis – something Flight celebrates by prioritizing small-batch, BC-grown product. These are cultivated craft cannabis products with highly sought-after characteristics, including smell, colour and texture – characteristics enthusiasts of craft beer or distilling will also recognize.
“Small batches yield higher quality products because it allows for a much more ‘hands-on’ process. The growers can look at the plants that much closer and can trim them daily, for example,” Miller notes.
Beyond the cultivating process, each product is unique in properties such as THC and terpenes. A knowledgeable budtender can help guide your choice based on the effect you’re looking for. While some focus on THC level, for example, much more is involved in the experience.
Small batches yield higher quality products because it allows for a much more ‘hands-on’ process.
“THC is like an engine, it’s going to drive the high. But, there are other compounds within the cannabis plant called terpenes, and they’re like the wheels and body of the car – they guide and moderate the experience,” explains Miller.
“What distinguishes an Indica strain of weed from a Sativa is the terpenes that are more commonly found within that plant. An experience typically associated with a Sativa, might also be found in an Indica if it has the right terpenes.”
When it comes time to selecting your cannabis, Miller suggests using aromatherapy as a guide. Because people respond differently to certain terpenes, just as they would to certain aromatics, certain ratios of terpenes will work better for one individual than for another.
How the cannabis is delivered also varies, and includes flowers, pre-rolls, capsules, oils & topicals, drinks & edibles, vapes, concentrates and seeds.