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Let's take a look at 9 must-try eighths for California visitors shall we?
Eighths are the quintessential measurement for whole cannabis flower used by dispensaries and delivery services. The term “eighth” refers to an eighth of an ounce, which comes out to 3.54356033875.
Cannabis retailers just round down to 3.5 grams per an eighth of cannabis or hemp flower. They’re the perfect amount to roll a couple of blunts, a few joints, or many bowls. If you’re a California resident or visitor, here are some of the best eighths you can buy in the state.
1. Henry’s Original
Mendocino County is part of California’s famed Emerald Triangle, known for a long history of cannabis cultivation. Henry’s Original grow all-natural outdoor cannabis flower on rich and fertile soil. Their small-batch and family-run marijuana farms harness the power of the sun to produce popular eighths of strains such as Banana Cookies, Blackberry Sour, CBD Coast 2:1, CBD Ritual 20:1, and Sour Amnesia among many more.
Canndescent has dominated the California market with its luxury products featuring sleek packaging and accessible options for first-timers. Consumers are able to choose from five signature effects: Cruise, Connect, Charge, Create, and Calm.
Canndescent allows anyone to simply answer the question, “how do you want to feel?” They’re also committed to environmental sustainability. Canndescent is the first to set up a commercial-scale indoor hydroponic cultivation run by solar power.
3. Lowell Herb Co
Lowell Herb Co recently made history by opening up the country’s first cannabis restaurant/cafe in West Hollywood. Before the restaurant, they had already been a major player with products in 350 stores and one of the best-selling pre-roll companies in the state.
Lowell Herb Co offers consumers an organically-grown flower at an affordable price. Lowell’s eighths are the perfect buds for rolling a joint or packing a bowl. Consumers can enjoy a variety of strains in eighths including White Mango and Chocolate Truffle.
4. Flow Kana
California cannabis producers are at the forefront of sustainable cultivation practices. Flow Kana is a leader in sustainably-grown and small-batch cannabis flower. They partner with multi-generational farmers who use organic practices, hand-trimming, and the power of the sun to produce cannabinoid and terpene-rich buds.
Pre-packaged eighths come in a recyclable and UV-protected amber glass jar. Each jar is color-coded to indicate the strain and effect. Popular Flow Kana eighths include Pink Lemonade, Phoenix, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
5. Dime Bag
According to data from the cannabis analytics company Headset, Dime Bag’s eighths are currently some of California’s best-selling flower products. Dime Bag specifically caters to their products “for the people who just want to get high and have fun.” Don’t let their laissez-faire ethos fool you. They take their cultivation seriously by using organic nutrients and soil to produce affordable eighths of Skywalker OG, Strawberry Cough, Larry OG, Mendo Breath, and Clementine.
Caliva is another major cannabis producer who has been able to get a large flower market share with varied product selection and celebrity partnerships (e.g. Jay Z). They also offer topicals, tinctures, edibles, and more. In terms of eighths, Caliva sells eighths of Alien OG, Sour Diesel Lemon Kush, and Z Cube. They’ve also listed other eighth options coming soon of Venom OG, Wedding Cake, and Blackjack strains.
7. Humboldt Farms
It’s no surprise that some of the best cannabis flowers come from the Emerald Triangle, specifically Humboldt County. Humboldt Farms produces sun-grown cannabis using sustainable cultivation methods and strong seed genetics.
The result is a trichome-heavy flower packaged with a wood top and a muted and earthy-colored label with a colorful image of Redwood trees. Humboldt Farms makes a range of eighths of strains like Cookies, OG Kush, Purple Punch, and Mendo Breath. Their CBD eighths include Remedy 25:1 and Ringo’s Gift.
8. Alien Labs
Since 2015, Alien Labs has stocked dispensary shelves across the state with a variety of premium strains. Today, they produce potent and boutique strains such as Area 41, Baklava, Sherbacio, and Gelato 41. Alien Labs has been able to maintain a steady and loyal consumer base due to its dedication to small-batch indoor flower. No matter what eighth you get from Alien Labs, you’re going to feel out-of-this-world.
Connected has racked up numerous awards for their exotic line of flower, albeit, a bit on the pricey side. Consumers can choose from flavorful and high-quality strains such as Gushers, Rocky Road, Gelonade, Biscotti, N’ice Cream, and more. If you’re looking for exclusive genetics from your eighths, then turn to any of Connected’s rare strains.
9 Must-Try Eighths for California Visitors and Locals
These are only a few of the many small-batch, organic, and sustainable flower products coming from California producers. Whether you’re in the Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, or Ventura, you are bound to find lab-tested, potent, and flavorful strains in eighths. Interested in learning more about purchasing, growing, cooking, and extracting marijuana?
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Luis Cordova is a distinguished author, and renowned expert in cannabis cultivation, who possesses a Master's degree in Plant Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science. As a valued contributor to highly esteemed publications such as Cannabis Training University and Maximum Yield Magazine, Luis has emerged as a trusted source of guidance and knowledge in the cannabis industry. Having written thousands of informative articles, Luis is widely recognized for his comprehensive expertise on cultivating cannabis, both indoors and outdoors.