Selecting & Sourcing Quality Cannabis Products: 5 Tips to Know

If you’re looking to purchase quality cannabis products, it can be difficult to know what to look for and where to find the best products. It’s essential to be an informed consumer so that you can make sure you’re getting the best products for your customers. In this article, we provide five tips to help you select and source quality cannabis products. These tips help ensure you are staying ahead of the curve and you have the information you need to make an informed decision.

1) Check and Test for Quality 

When selecting cannabis products, it’s essential to look closely and ensure quality. Check for mold, mildew, or other signs of decay. Many producers and distributors have certificates of analysis (COAs) and third-party testing results that showcase the cannabinoid content, terpene profile, and contaminants found in the cannabis product. Having this information is important for making sure you are getting quality products with the right THC, CBD, and other cannabinoid levels for your customers. 

2) Source from Licensed and Reputable Producers and Distributors

When sourcing cannabis products, choose cannabis distributors and producers that are licensed by their respective state or local jurisdiction. It’s also essential to make sure they have a good reputation in the industry, so you can trust that the product they provide is of the highest quality.

  • Ask for references from other cannabis businesses that have purchased from them. 
  • Do research online to see what people have said about their products and services. 
  • Check for any public violations or complaints against the company on government websites.
  • Visit the producer and distributor to inspect their operation and processes. 

3) Network and Foster Relationships with Growers and Farms

Building relationships with local growers and farms is an essential part of sourcing quality products. It helps you gain access to the best local products and helps to get a better understanding of the product. Networking with local cannabis farmers is also a great way to build a relationship, learn more about the product, and foster trust between you and the grower. That way, you can ask questions about the production process, the terroir, and the general methods used by the grower. 

4) Implement a Quality Control Program

When selecting and sourcing quality cannabis products, it’s important to ensure that the product is safe, reliable, and consistent in terms of quality. This is achieved through the implementation of a quality control program. Quality control programs help to maintain the highest standards for your cannabis product and can also protect you from potential legal issues.

5) Weigh your Options and Consider What Your Customer Wants

When selecting and sourcing quality cannabis products, consider your customer’s wants and needs. Depending on the market you serve, the types of products they are interested in may vary. For instance, if you are targeting medical marijuana consumers, they may be looking for higher-quality, lab-tested products that meet specific requirements. On the other hand, recreational consumers may be less concerned with laboratory testing and be more focused on purchasing items that look and smell good.

Final Thoughts

At Bespoke Financial, we understand the unique challenges faced by cannabis companies across the supply chain. We offer innovative financing solutions to alleviate working capital constraints, enabling companies to purchase quality cannabis products and ensure their businesses are successful. Reach out to us today to learn more about our cannabis business loans and how we can help you grow your business.

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