Environment first. Everything else after. At Dewey we always seek ways to limit our impact on the environment. To lower our carbon footprint, we only grow flower in sun-assisted grow rooms equipped with energy saving LED lighting, or completely in the great, sun filled outdoors of Eastern Washington. Our water tracking program ensures our plants receive only what they need and that plenty is saved for the fishes. We’ve partnered with our local utility company to ensure that 100% of our electricity comes from renewable sources only (wind + hydro power).
How we maintain Consistency & Quality
The formula is simple. If you want to improve something, first you must track it. That’s exactly what we have done at Dewey, and exactly what we will continue to do. We track every relevant metric to improve the quality of the product that reaches you.
What exactly do we track? How does it impact product quality?
Quality Genetics and Healthy plants from the start. The end result? Premium buds that deliver on beauty, potency, and aroma.
A pristine and controlled environment with every harvest. What may surprise you is that small, controlled changes to the cultivation process drive flower formation, influence potency, and of course drive those tasty, tasty terps.
Carefully monitored and controlled drying & curing. Everyone wants flower that is sticky, trichome rich, and spongy to the touch. Without careful set points and monitoring of the drying process, hard earned flower can quickly turn to a dry product that turns to dust in your hands without a terpene to be detected.
Hand trimmed flower. We believe that hand trimming is the only way to maintain trichome integrity and overall appearance of high quality buds.
Once the flower has been dried and trimmed to our quality standards, our flower is carefully cured in controlled conditions to ensure that each cultivar’s specific terpene profile truly shines.
Pests are part of the cultivation equation. No matter who you are or where you grow, pests will be present. How you deal with pests is critical in producing high quality cannabis flower. In partnership with Dewey Scientific, we have developed a safe and effective process that keeps pest pressure low while ensuring pesticide free flower products for our customers. It looks a little something like this:
This is the act of searching the grow for any signs of crop damaging pests.
Use of Beneficial Insects
This might sound silly at first, but we intentionally introduce certain insects to our grow. One example is the use of a parasitic wasp to fight aphid populations. The tiny wasp searches for aphids in the grow room, when it has found an aphid population, the wasp will pierce the abdomen of the aphid and lay eggs inside the aphid. A couple of days later those eggs hatch and the wasp larvae devour the aphid from the inside out. Nature is METAL.
OMRI-Listed Organic Certified Sprays
We make use of certified organic sprays as a preventative measure against pest infestations. These products have been shown to be safe for human ingestion and are made up of plant derived essential oils. These sprays are only applied during the vegetative phase of plant growth where the oils never make contact with the plant during the flowering cycle. Once we have initiated flower formation we stop all spraying of plant material to ensure that when you consume Dewey Cannabis, you’re getting: 100% pure cannabis flower, verified to be free of pesticides. This promise to our customers is backed by our pesticide test reports that come along with every batch of Dewey flower and read non detect for all pesticides.
Identification & Removal
From time to time, it happens. Pest management strategies are not ironclad and sometimes pests will win a battle or two. But this is where our rigorous scouting pays off. In the rare event that a pest infestation has occurred, the Dewey solution is simple: remove the infected plants, chop them up, and throw them away. Yes it costs us money. But we can all rest knowing that moldy or pesticide covered flower isn’t making its way into your bowl (and more importantly into your lungs).
This is arguably the most critical process of high quality cannabis production. Even if your plants are healthy, robust with terpenes, and potent on day of harvest, that can all disappear with improper post-harvest processes:
Throughout our drying process data is captured and monitored to ensure that water isn’t rapidly lost. The result of this moisture monitoring? Cannabis flower that is sticky, trichome rich, and spongy to the touch. Without careful set points and monitoring, hard earned flower can quickly turn to a dry product that turns to dust in your hands and puts off very little smell.
All of our flower material is hand trimmed to ensure that every bit of non trichomed material is removed and that precious bud sights are not damaged by the brutality of machine trimming. We believe that hand trimming is the only way to maintain trichome integrity and overall appearance of high quality buds.
Once the flower has been dried and trimmed to our quality standards, our flower is carefully cured in controlled conditions to ensure that each cultivar’s specific terpene profile is allowed to shine. Dewey flower is cured for at least two weeks before it is sent out to the market.
After the drying and curing process is complete, all of our flower is stored in blacked out, airtight containers at 63°F, ensuring additional moisture loss and associated product decay is minimized all while maximizing the amount of retained terpenes.