Native Roots Packages all Cannabis with Boveda
Starting September 29th, 100% of the flower sold at Native Roots includes a Boveda pack in every container. A new movement in cannabis storage has begun.
Boveda’s patented 2-way precision humidity control adds or removes 100% pure water vapor, as needed, to maintain the ideal moisture content in cannabis. The result? 15% higher terpene retention, safer, more effective flower and elimination of money lost to evaporation.
Why would a recognized leader do this? Leaders lead. Native Roots felt a duty to provide safer flower at a higher quality by packaging with Boveda. This trusted organization was not satisfied letting their exceptional flower decay on the shelf as it slowly dried out. Boveda in every container means your flower is still curing on the shelf as it patiently waits for you to come grab it.
Is your dispensary curing on the shelf?
Did you know curing is the most critical part of cannabis cultivation? Curing is another term for aging. After hang-drying, a cultivator introduces cannabis to a container, ideally at a stable humidity level, for a time between a couple weeks to a few months.
A proper cure is essential for maximum patient safety, maximum quality (color, aroma, flavor) and maximum therapeutic benefits.
You asked for it. And now it’s almost here.
Cigar fans have been asking for something bigger than our 60-gram Boveda. Some fans wanted to further reduce the 57 seconds it takes every few months to change their humidor’s Boveda and some needed a more practical way to Boveda-fy large coolers, humidors and cabinets. We listened.
Launching at this year’s IPCPR Show is the 320-gram Boveda!
One 320g is the equivalent of five 60-gram Boveda (because the 60-gram are officially 67 grams). But the 320g isn’t just for large containers or humidors! Boveda can absolutely be used in small humidors for ultra-simple aging perfection because it will never humidify beyond the RH on the pack. As always, using more than the minimum Boveda amount will just last longer and work more efficiently.
Here’s the math:
- *25 count humidor – One 60-gram lasts about 3 months. One 320g will last about a year.
- *50 count – Two 60-gram lasts about 3 months. One 320g will now last about 6 months.
- *100 count – Four 60-gram lasts about 3 months. One 320g will last about 5 months. Heck, toss another 320g in there for about a year of aging perfection!
Think of it like this: one 320g is good for up to 125 cigars in a wood humidor. Up to 250 in something more efficient, like a cooler or well-sealed wineador.
We’ll first release cigar-related RH levels before also releasing Herbal-friendly levels to make mass curing incredibly simple.
Stand by for even more new product announcements!
The Boveda Team
15% more terpene retention with Boveda.
After 8 years applying our patented 2-way humidity control ability to cannabis, we’re thankful for the countless global fans who trust Boveda for cannabis curing, storage and merchandising.
The world has known that Boveda is fantastic for cannabis, but now we have the first research on why. And it’s exciting.
As the only product that can control a specific humidity level in packaging, it’s Boveda’s duty to initiate research on the effects of different moisture levels for a number of things we protect. We pioneered research in tobacco, wooden instruments, food and now cannabis. We want to help the world determine what chemical changes happen when different humidity levels are applied to various organic materials, especially one as sensitive as cannabis.
The full text of the cannabis study can be found here, but here’s a summary:
Two identical jars of cannabis, one with Boveda, one without. After 6 weeks they tested the terpenes. The cannabis with Boveda had 15% more terpene retention than the jar without Boveda. That’s a very big deal. That means that even in great packaging/containers which hold in moisture, the indispensable therapeutic terpenes are micro-evaporating into the container’s head space (the air inside) faster if Boveda isn’t in there providing precision, active humidity control and slowing their loss.
This is just the first of more world’s-first testing. Evaluations are under way to discover so much more about how Boveda improves the safety, quality, smell and flavor of cannabis.
Thank you for making us the Global Leader in 2-way Humidity Control!
Charlie Rutherford, Business Development Director
Boveda to donate 50% of sales to CRA June 10-11th!
Every day, Cigar Rights of America is actively defending the rights of growers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers of premium cigars. With the FDA’s intention of regulating cigars, their work has never been more important.
Because we’re committed to the health of the cigar industry, we’ve decided to donate 50% of retail sales on June 10-11th to CRA. You heard that right, half of every dollar you spend at BovedaStore.com is going to CRA to help keep the FDA out of your humidor and your decisions.
There’s never been a better time to stock up on Boveda. Forward this to your family with your Father’s Day requests, forward it to your cigar pals and let them know.
And by all means, show your commitment to the rights of cigar fans and become a member of CRA.
Charlie Rutherford, Business Development Director
Boveda will self-distribute in US tobacco market Jan 1, 2015
Beginning Jan 1, 2015, Boveda will be returning to their roots of working directly with US retailers by resuming their own distribution.
To continue as an authorized Boveda reseller, please visit BovedaWholesale.com and complete the short application. Accounts will be approved on Dec 31st for you to begin ordering Jan 1st. Due to the New Year’s holiday, orders will ship by January 5th.
Our short application process will ensure we have the correct address and contact information for your store(s) in order to inform our store locator and make it easy Boveda customers to find you.
Orders ship M-F, usually within 24 hours of order placement. You’ll receive a confirmation email once the order is placed and another when the order ships, including a tracking number for the shipment. Orders can be paid via credit/debit card or PayPal.
Your order history and shipment tracking is always available in your online account area. If you have any problems signing up for an account or ordering, you can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking forward to serving you directly again!
Charlie Rutherford, Business Development Director
Boveda Pro Tip of the Day
How do you simplify the simple? We write the date on the Boveda seal the first time we put them in our humidors/containers. It’s important to write on the seal so you avoid any chance of puncturing the Boveda by pressing the pen too hard.
Writing the date on the Boveda makes it easy to know at a glance whether it’s time for replacements and reminds you how long they lasted. That way, you don’t have to take the time to physically handle all the Boveda and you don’t have to rely on memory to know the last time you replaced them. Enjoy!
Keep the cello or remove the cello?
One of the questions we’re most commonly asked on proper cigar storage is, “Leave the cello on or take it off?” Let’s cover what cello is and what purposes it serves.
Cellophane (cello) is an organic material commonly made from trees. It’s not always a clear film, but it almost always is when it relates to cigars. Cello transmits water vapor about 7 times slower than a naked cigar. This means a cello-wrapped cigar is less sensitive to shifting humidity levels than a naked cigar. For example, if you had two identical cigars stored in the same 70% humidor and put them on your desk in a dry environment, it would take 7 times longer for the naked cigar to turn into kindling. For this reason alone, cello is a short insurance policy against humidity/temperature fluctuations in the manufacturer’s supply chain. And with a Boveda in the box, these fluctuations are completely irrelevant for a much longer period, because Boveda is adding or removing moisture to maintain 69% in the box.
Cello also gives the delicate wrapper a small layer of physical protection. It shields the cigar wrapper from damage when you’re stocking your humidor or tossing one in your pocket for a dinner party. And if you’re using gel/crystal/beads in your humidor, cello will reduce the chance of ruining your cigars from the 100% humidity they emit – because they can’t remove moisture.
Now the big question – does cello influence the flavor of a cigar? Scientifically, no. Given enough time, everything that happens to an unwrapped cigar happens to one with a cello sheath. But what about the smokers that swear cello does make a difference? Do you know why they do scientific studies with a placebo group? Because if you’re told you’re taking a medicine, you’re inclined to think it works, even if you’re taking the placebo. The really crazy thing is that if even when subjects are told they’re in the placebo group, they’re still inclined to perceive the intended effects! So if you believe cigars are better without cello, then remove the cello. Cigars are a matter of mood, experience and going to a place in your mind, so we encourage you to go there – cello or not. It’s the same reason that smoking an Opus the day your dog dies won’t be as good a cigar as a dime store cigar on the day you win the lottery. Gray matter between your ears has a lot to do with cigars.
Why do some manufacturers use cello and others don’t? Part of it’s tradition. Cubans aren’t cello-ed. Since Cuba is still regarded the cigar mecca, if just for the traditions, there’s a certain feel to a box of cigars that aren’t in cello. It hearkens back the “old days” and the romance of cigars. It’s aspirational. It’s elegant. Padron and Tatuaje are just a couple that do this very well. At the same time, few brands have as rich a history as Fuente, yet many of their cigars are wrapped in cello.
Thankfully, personal preference will still persist. There’s no doubt cello serves an effective purpose, without a downside. But if you’re careful with your cigars and you’re storing them with the global leader in 2-way humidity control, the only thing you need to wonder about is when you’ll smoke the next one.