Intentionally Full-Spectrum, High Vibrational Medicine
In December 2015, we released the country’s first-ever Demeter Certified Biodynamic cannabis, bringing a much needed alternative to the USDA Organic Certification which, due to federal regulation, isn’t currently an option for cannabis farmers, or a choice point available to our patients.
A holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, food and nutrition, Biodynamics takes the concepts of organic (as defined by the USDA National Organic Program) to the next level. Given that marijuana is medicine, it’s even more important for people to feel confident that it’s free from the pesticides, herbicides and petrochemicals commonly used in conventional and indoor or hydroponic farming.
“Biodynamic farming is an amazing system that works on the oldest principle in the book. It’s all about fostering biodiversity to attain a healthy balanced system,” says Steve, HerbaBuena’s Sonoma County Demeter Certified farmer. “And when you’re growing something as potent and magical as cannabis, that stuff matters.”
Since organic certification isn’t an option, being able to offer cannabis certified by a trusted organization that’s been in operation for 30-years is another way to ensure we’re providing the purest products and the finest medicine, and setting a new standard for our industry.
HerbaBuena embodies many of the same principles as biodynamics including implementing a triple bottom line approach to business, which means supporting ecological, social and economic sustainability at every level. Being able to provide and promote biodynamically grown medicine is one way we feel we can make a positive impact on the health of our patients, our community and the industry as a whole.
Sun Grown & Organically Cultivated
Much to our dismay, a trend has emerged in this industry that favors indoor, hydroponic plants grown in chemical nutrients, over those which are cultivated outdoor, under the sun and moon, in healthy organism-rich, organic soil.
Just as there’s no comparison in the quality between hothouse tomatoes and those grown outdoors, the same is true for cannabis – maybe more so given it’s therapeutic uses. Outdoor cultivation allows the plant to develop a full spectrum of qualities and, in our opinion, there’s simply no substitution.
We work only with farmers committed to organic practices – every one of whom we’ve visited to ensure their practices align with our ethos as a Collective.
San Rafael, CA 94901