Today we had the opportunity to interview Natasha, a sales rep from BZAM Cannabis to talk about the BZAM Brand and what’s new for 2022.
BZAM is a multi-licensed cannabis producer with headquarters in Vancouver, BC. BZAM Cannabis has many facilities, including Lower Mainland, West Kootenay and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and a facility in Edmonton, Alberta.
Natasha tells us a little bit about how she got started with BZAM, saying:
“I joined the cannabis industry just after legalization, coming from a business/management background in the beauty and fashion industry.”
“I’ve had a passion for cannabis for a large portion of my life, whether it’s including cannabis in my kitchen creations or reviewing products online. With such passion, comes authenticity and humble practices. “
Natasha tells us that BZAM “partners with passionate craft growers like Dunn Cannabis and FRESH to bring premium craft offerings to folks across Canada.”
Joining up with local craft growers isn’t the only admirable practice at BZAM. They are also dedicated to Sustainability; Natasha explains: “Sustainability and responsible use of resources is also important to us, which is why we use conjoined Rockwool slabs as our growing medium.”
This growth medium allows BZAM to accomplish one of their important principles; sustainable practices and environment-friendly production. Natasha gives us some insight into how this system works, saying:
“Each slab connects the root systems of three plants at once, allowing them to share nutrients and water, and allowing us to reduce our water consumption significantly.”
When asked about their cultivation approaches, Natasha mentions that “In addition to focusing on flavour, potency, freshness, and giving each batch the personal attention it needs to thrive, pheno-hunting is a big part of our cultivation practices.”
Natasha walks us through the process and importance of pheno-hunting, explaining:
“It’s a continuous process that takes a lot of hard work to find a winner out of the thousands of seeds in our vault, but it helps us grow the kind of cannabis we think you’ll dig the most.”
“Each hunt can take up to 12 months and involves planting various seeds from a specific genetic to find the one (aka phenotype) that produces the most desirable plant qualities including bud structure, potency, flavour and how the plant grows in general.”
“When we find the phenotype that ticks all the boxes, we clone it for production, making note of everything we’ve learned along the way about how to grow it to its full potential. We then share the clones and growing notes with our other growing facilities.”
Pheno hunting is time-consuming and takes a lot of organization. But BZAM is dedicated to producing the best of the best phenotypes.
When it comes to flower extraction, Natasha tells us about their unique extraction process for the BZAM Vapes, saying:
“Our vapes are pretty unique because our lab team uses cryo-ethanol extraction which produces an odourless and flavourless cannabis oil with a specific THC percentage. It’s the ideal base for the botanical-derived terpenes we add to get the fruity flavors our vapes are known for. “
The quality of the BZAM Vapes don’t stop there; Natasha goes on to note that:
“Our vapes contain only two ingredients: cannabis oil and terpenes, with no added solvents, fillers, pigments, waxes or phytol.”
“Our carts are pretty special too with their glass tank, ceramic mouthpiece and No Burn Technology which helps prevent overheating and burnt flavours so you can enjoy those tasty terps.”
These carts are so special, in fact, that BZAM won Best Hybrid Vape Cart in the 2021 KIND Awards, voted on by Canada’s budtenders!
BZAM Cannabis has many distinctive approaches to cultivation and extraction, and it all shows in the uniqueness of their products.
Natasha tells us that BZAM’s goal is “to offer something unique to each of these different consumers, whether they’re looking for something flavour-focused (-ness), a unique pheno-hunted strain with legacy lineage (BZAM) or something decent that doesn’t break the bank (TABLE TOP). We’re also bringing the fire for craft cannabis lovers through our partner brands Dunn Cannabis and FRESH.”
Whether you are a cannabis connoisseur, or just starting out, BZAM has so many options, so we asked Natasha for some of her personal favourites:
“I’d say ounce-wise I LOVE TABLE TOP’s Diamond Dust OG. The buds are large and in charge. If we’re talking about 3.5gs, it’s a mash-up of Macslurry (BZAM), Peanut Butter MAC (BZAM) and the recently released Cake Crasher from BZAM x Dunn Craft Series.”
“My favourite vape at the moment is a tie between –ness Apricot Jelly or Jackfruit from the new vape twin-pack.”
When asked what’s new for 2022, Natasha highlights some new and upcoming launches:
“Our infused pre-rolls launched recently under our BZAM brand, and the THCA isolate kicks the THC up to 34-40% without impacting the terpenes and flavour of the flower.”
“Under our BZAM x Dunn Craft Series, we’ve got a killer line-up of craft multi-pack pre-rolls with two different strains in each pack (Fresh Squeezed OG (BZAM) x Vanilla Berry Pie (Dunn)).”
“Also on the way from this brand in July, we’ve got Alien Jelly (Alien Cookies x Jelly Donut) grown by FRESH on Vancouver Island. This one’s a special small-batch with extra-frosty, extra-large buds that are almost too big to fit in the 3.5g bags!”
Visit us in-store located in the Beltline District of Calgary’s Downtown or reach out on Instagram or Facebook and we will be happy to help you out with product questions, dosage questions, or anything you might be curious about.
What’s on the menu?
Cake Crasher – BZAM – Cake Crasher 3.5g Dried Flower
One of the first releases from the BZAM and Dunn Craft Series, Cake Crasher has a lot to brag about. High THC in a tight range, hang dried and hand trimmed, this small-batch, BC-grown indica-dominant beauty is more than just a multi-hyphenate. A cutting from Seed Junky’s JBeezy, it’s a hybrid of Wedding Cake and Wedding Crasher that delivers sweet, gassy and grape flavours from caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene. Look for the grower, drying, curing and trimming details printed right on the pouch before you give it a spin.
Banana Daze Vape Cartridge – Bzam – BZAM Banana Daze 1.0 g Prefilled Vape Cartridge
Banana Daze hybrid distillate from BZAM is ripe with earthy, spicy and sweet terpene flavours reminiscent of fresh bananas thanks to natural terpenes myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene. It’s 510 compatible with 1g fill and high THC, and produced through an advanced ethanol extraction process with no added solvents, pigments, fillers or waxes. The cartridges feature No-Burn Technology for exceptional terpene flavour retention and a proprietary ceramic core that smoothly absorbs oil for consistent vaporization and even heating. Told you it was bananas. Wham. Zing. Whoosh. Everything just got better. Compatible with 510 thread devices. Device not included.
Member That OG – BZAM – Member That OG 3.5g Dried Flower
BZAM’s Member That OG is a balanced hybrid cross between Member Berry 21 and Temple Kush that was discovered during BZAM’s internal pheno-hunt. It’s got high THC and sweet, tart, berry and floral flavours from a terpene profile starring myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene. Grown in Alberta and known for its deep purple buds threaded with subtle orange pistils, this strain offers much more than just a memberable name. Wham. Zing. Whoosh. Everything just got better.
Magic Melon Vape Cartridge – Bzam – BZAM Magic Melon 1.0 g Prefilled Vape Cartridge
Magic Melon sativa-dominant hybrid distillate from BZAM is packed with tons of sweet melon flavour and high THC in a 1g, 510 compatible vape. A descendant of Mango Trees, Honeydew Melon and Mango Sherbet, Magic Melon gets its tropical vibes from a custom blend of natural terpenes terpinolene, caryophyllene and myrcene. BZAM distillate is pulled through an advanced ethanol extraction process and does not contain added solvents, pigments, fillers or waxes. The cartridges feature No-Burn Technology for exceptional terpene flavour retention and a proprietary ceramic core that smoothly absorbs oil for consistent vaporization and even heating. With carts like these, honey definitely won’t mind if you dew. Hot melon pun action. Wham. Zing. Whoosh. Everything just got better. Compatible with 510 thread devices. Device not included.
LA Soda Jet Pack – BZAM – LA Soda 4 x 0.5g Infused Pre-Rolls
LA Confidential and Black Cherry Soda meld together in the LA Soda Jet Pack from BZAM, featuring four high-THC 0.5g pre-rolls of LA Soda infused with 99 per cent THCA. Indica-dominant with berry, sweet, cherry and pine flavours from limonene, linalool and caryophyllene, these pre-rolls contain whole milled flower only, so hold the shake and get ready to pop off with the LA Soda Jet Pack. Wham. Zing. Whoosh. Everything just got better.
Sticky Buns – Table Top – Sticky Buns Dried Flower
Sticky Buns from Table Top is a flavourful indica-dominant hybrid with strong THC potency potential and a charming, sweet smell that’s almost a funny joke because by the time the robust flavour hits your tongue you’ll be like, damn, they’re more like OG buns of steel. A combination of Kush Mints and Gellati, this Alberta-grown hybrid brings distinct vanilla and cookie flavours from a terpene blend of caryophyllene, myrcene and linalool. The sticky in the name comes from the big, sticky trichomes that cover the dense, deep green buds. We’ll leave the buns up to your imagination, but you can rest assured it’s got legs.