MOUNTAIN Smokes Science
MOUNTAIN Smokes are the result of decades of experience in cultivating, curing, and sourcing high quality cannabis, hemp, and herbal ingredients, and creating unique consumable products. Every aspect of our MOUNTAIN Smokes, from our unique ingredients and our proprietary formulas and blends, to how MOUNTAIN Smokes are rolled, is driven by science. You could say we are obsessed by science, because it's the foundation of creating the highest quality, best-tasting and most relaxing full-flower Hemp Smokes in the world.
What goes into MOUNTAIN smokes?
Organic Hemp Flower
Hemp, the low-THC variant of Cannabis sativa, and the base ingredient of all of our MOUNTAIN Smokes, is chosen for its unique cannabinoid profile, including CBD, CBG and other essential cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These all work together to provide optimum wellness benefits through what is called the 'Entourage Effect’. Simply put, the Entourage Effect is the body’s reaction to the combined activity of multiple cannabinoids, to maintain homeostasis, and to help maintain an optimal, normal, healthy state of calmness and relaxation.
Mullein is a hardy herb with a well-proven respiratory wellness profile, included in our unique MOUNTAIN Smokes blend for its light, smooth flavor. The addition of organic mullein helps to create a more uniform and smooth-smoking experience without countering the flavor profile of the terpene-rich organic hemp we use in our blends. We believe that MOUNTAIN Smokes are the ONLY Hemp Smokes in the world to blend organic hemp flower (not shake or trim) with organic mullein.
Sage is an herb whose smoke has been used for centuries by civilizations around the world, for sacred ceremonies, and for wellness. Unlike mullein, sage has a unique and distinct flavor that enhances the taste of hemp in all of our blends. Strictly organic sage is blended into our MOUNTAIN Smokes Hemp Smokes along with mullein as a regular addition to promote calmness and relaxation, while providing the most delicious and smoothest-tasting Hemp Smokes ever produced.
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Compliant Herb Choices
When choosing our ingredients, special care is taken to only procure the highest quality, legal ingredients that are in full compliance with FDA regulations, and in compliance with the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills.
In addition, we make sure to only procure ingredients from suppliers that are USDA-Certified Organic and committed to our core ideals of sustainable growing practices.
Sage and mullein are ingredients with GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) designation by the FDA, and are legal herbal additions to smokable products in all jurisdictions where MOUNTAIN Smokes are sold.
Robust Internal Taste-Testing Measures
Organic and GRAS designations are important aspects of our ingredients, but perhaps the most important characteristic of any ingredient in our hemp smoke blends is “do they taste good?”
Before we finalize any formula or blend for both our MOUNTAIN Smokes Originals (our full-flower Hemp Smokes with <0.03% THC), a massive round of internal taste-testing takes place.
Different sources of organic hemp, and of our organic mullein and organic sage, as well as testing of various mixing ratios, paper & filter types, flavor squeeze terpene capsules, storage methods, curing methods, and more all come together to create the most delicious Hemp Smokes on planet Earth.
Our commitment to providing smooth, flavorful, and premium Hemp Smokes is unwavering - you can be assured that all of our current and future product lineups will go through this same rigorous process before you light one up.Shop MOUNTAIN Smokes
Sourcing & Selection
Just as important as which herbs to include in our blend, our sourcing philosophy ensures that the quality, taste and smoothness of MOUNTAIN Smokes remain consistent. That means consistency in content, taste, speed at which they burn and smoke, how they smell and taste, and even how they feel in your hand - all important aspects of an excellent smoking experience.
Before selecting which hemp we will use, we analyze the contents (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more) using a state-of-the-art independent laboratory. We test for content, quality, contaminants, and multiple other factors to ensure we are only using the highest quality ingredients for MOUNTAIN Smokes. We also have extremely rigid requirements for how our source hemp flower has been grown, cultivated, harvested, dried, cured and stored.
We are without question the most fanatical company on Earth in terms of our commitment to quality.
Independent Lab Testing
Our independent laboratories have been testing cannabis and hemp for over a decade using some of the most advanced and comprehensive testing protocols in North America, with cannabis-specific certifications from California, Oregon and Washington.
After our ingredients are selected and individually tested, we conduct taste testing to finalize our MOUNTAIN Smokes blends.
After we choose the blend that tastes the best and smokes the smoothest, we send the final blend to our lab to test the final intended formulation, and then we test once again after the rolling process is completed.
We are fanatic about testing because we are obsessed with creating only the most delicious and smoothest-tasting Hemp Smokes you have ever smoked. SMOKE SMARTER™
What we test for
Tests are performed on randomized samples of both our raw ingredients, as well as our finished blends, to check several critical aspects:
- Cannabinoid & CBG Content
- Terpene and Flavonoid Content
- Ensuring Pesticide-Free, Heavy Metal-Free, and Safe Formulas
- Compliance with the 2014 & 2018 Farm Bills
Lab testing does not stop at the herbs themselves. The soil in which our source herbs are grown is also subject to a rigorous screening process to validate the absence of toxic compounds, pesticides, herbicides, pets, and inorganic fertilizers to ensure we deliver on our promise of sustainable and organic growing practices.Shop MOUNTAIN Smokes
Certificates of Analysis
We believe in full transparency in testing of the final product so you can rest assured that what you see is what you get.
Certificates of Analysis are the results provided by independent laboratories from testing done on our blends and show everything from cannabinoids to pesticides to microbial content (which of course do not ever exist).
You can see our current COAs for our various products and blends here, and every pack we produce has a QR code to allow instant access to that specific pack’s COA.View Our COAs
Curing and storage
MOUNTAIN Smokes enforces a very strict protocol for drying and curing hemp flower that every one of our source farms and farmers must follow to prevent degradation and prolong shelf-life during storage and transportation, allowing our blends to stay fresh and loaded with all their goodness for longer periods of time.
Our commitment to quality does not stop with sourcing and testing our ingredients. Our rolling and packaging facility and processes are held to the same quality-first standard.
MOUNTAIN Smokes full-flower Hemp Smokes are manufactured using custom-designed rolling machines that have proprietary patents designed specifically for rolling hemp flower blends.
Once rolling is completed, every batch is hand-checked for uniformity in contents, quality and density to ensure that every pack we sell is perfect. The smokes are tipped with our biodegradable filters (which use only soy-based inks and are made with cotton and hemp), and packaged in our eco-friendly packaging with soy-based ink printing and compostable cellophane wrapping.