Grown Rogue, a fully integrated cannabis company out of Medford, Oregon with Clean Green Certified cannabis, is now launching a full line of cannabis experience products. Available throughout Oregon, the line includes outdoor and indoor-grown flower, nitrogen-sealed pre-rolls and extracts including oils, shatter, sugar and wax. Each product is color coordinated to one letter/effect in ROGUE.
I find this to be both catchy to the eye as well as a simple system for consumers to follow when choosing what product to purchase.
Their new line of pre-rolls were particularly interesting to me, from the packaging to the label matching the desired/predicted effect. I got to review an all bud (no stems or trim) Purple Hindu Kush pre-roll recently, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Packaging: I have never seen pre-roll packaging so sleek and so catered to keeping the cannabis fresh! The glass tubes have screw on lids and are nitrogen sealed, clearly designed with lots of thought and intent for the product they hold. I found this to work quite well in keeping the stellar flower inside fresh and delicious. This held true even after I had smoked one and waited for several days to smoke the next one, as there are 2 pre-rolls per tube that are each a half gram...perfect for sharing! The branding is beautiful and all labels are clear. Additionally, the pre-roll strains are labeled at the very top, and are color coordinated with the predicted effect (the Purple Hindu Kush was yellow/G/Groove).
Nose and Taste: As soon as I opened the packaging (and heard the little “pop” from the nitrogen sealing) my nose was immediately filled with a strong and pungent citrus flavor. With the first puff, and every puff really, I could taste those strong citrus notes and they became even stronger with a tinge of sour citrus each time.
Effect: The effect matched the “Groove” predictor, as this pre-roll left me feeling relaxed but also allowed for heightened sensational enjoyment of the activities I engaged in afterward. This strain is a pure indica, and for me was a perfect way to wind down in the evening after a long day.
Grown Rogue is encouraging “buds over suds” this St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of reaching for a pint glass, grab some green as a safe and responsible alternative to the boozy revelry of the day.
Obie Strickler, Co-Founder and CEO of Grown Rogue said, “Our mission is focused on community integration and consumer education around cannabis as a part of a healthy and active lifestyle. It’s no secret that many people who are just getting reacquainted with cannabis after several years or decades are overwhelmed and confused with all the new products and strains on the market. The feedback we have consistently heard is that consumers want to know about the experience. To that end, we are trying to simplify purchasing decisions by developing a colorful, intuitive and user-friendly system that helps people navigate the cannabis landscape by providing past consumer’s data on effects and experiences.”
About Grown Rogue
Grown Rogue is a fully-integrated, seed-to-experience cannabis company, based in Medford, Oregon. The company was co-founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Obie Strickler and Sarah Strickler, with a vision to bring a community-first approach to the recreational cannabis industry, and elevate the cannabis user experience in Oregon. The Oregon cannabis brand’s line of flower, pre-rolls and extracts including shatter, wax, oil and sugar are categorized according to experiences reflected in the name Rogue – Relax, Optimize, Groove, Uplift and Energize. While other companies’ products are categorized by effect, Grown Rogue is the only company engaging their consumers in a long-term study that captures real-time user feedback. The company partnered with research psychologists from the University of California - Santa Barbara to design a scientifically validated survey that participants will fill out before and after consumption of product.