Enjoying the Bloom Farms x Uncrate Highlighter is easy: just bring the pen to your lips and breathe in. Creating the amber liquid inside is considerably more difficult.
It starts in Calaveras County, CA. Hit by a devastating fire in September 2015, it's there that Bloom Farms has been rebuilt from the ashes, and it's there that Adam, the brother of company founder Mike Ray, grows both Uncrate-selected strains that make up our CBD x Sativa blend — AC/DC and Jack Herer, respectively.
Started as a seedling, each plant takes roughly 3-4 months to mature. At harvest time, the plants are moved to a barn for drying. At the same time, a Procurement Manager grabs samples of the plants, which are then used to ensure quality via a process involving microextraction and independent testing. Once the go-ahead is given, the real extraction begins, using a CO2 process for both safety and efficiency.
In the end, the extractions are carefully blended for an ideal mix of CBDs known for their healing properties and the creativity associated with Sativa, then loaded into the cartridges which eventually find their way into our handsome PVD-coated black Highlighter and into your pocket.
Photos: Steven Clouse / John Walder / Uncrate