SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Big Tree, industry’s first and leading cannabis and hemp wholesale material grading, appraisal and certification service provider, today announced Big Tree Cannabis and Hemp Grading Service to create fair market pricing for Washington and California cannabis and hemp supply chain buyers and suppliers. Big Tree, an authorized provider of International Cannabis and Hemp Standards (ICHS) inspects, verifies, grades, certifies and appraises cannabis and hemp material. Once this process is completed, suppliers receive an ICHS Fair Market Cannabis and Hemp Certificate of Grade for each lot quality verified.
The grading system is based on a 100-point scale and includes an appraised value and range, material profile data as well as applicable testing and potency data. In addition to the certificate, suppliers receive tips on how to increase the value of their cannabis and hemp and a listing option free-of-charge of their material on Tamerlane Trading’s cannabis listing service, accessed by hundreds of buyers and brokers to help suppliers sell material quickly and at a fair market rate.
The Tamerlane Network gives buyers access to 100,000’s of pounds of quality-verified cannabis and hemp material and consistently sells suppliers’ products through a sales channel of vetted buyers at fair market pricing. In addition to connecting buyers through its partner network, Tamerlane offers co-packaging and toll processing services for manufacturers and producers/processors to deliver the best product efficiently, saving both time and money for suppliers and service providers.
“Due to new and evolving local policies and conflicting federal and local laws, cannabis and hemp markets are volatile. The lack of material grading and standardization in the supply chain has led to a lack of trust between buyers and sellers,” says Eric Cozens, CEO of Big Tree. “We have developed and evolved a standardized grading system utilizing ICHS for cannabis over the last four years. This process has led to inspecting, verifying, grading, certifying and appraising over a quarter-million pounds of cannabis with operators experiencing 95% faster inventory turns and a 90% reduction in returns. We are proud to support west coast suppliers and buyers and look forward to expanding our services across the North American markets.”
On-site grading inspection is led by Big Tree Grading Specialists using ICHS Fair Market Certification. Post inspection, the supplier receives a digital, traceable certificate of grading score and current market valuation.
“Big Tree’s Grading Service builds trust between the supplier and buyer with each transaction, which has reduced price negotiations and allowed me to establish solid long-term and sustaining business relationships,” says Tim Humiston, Founder of Canna Organix, a leading producer/processor in Sequim, Washington.
“Our mission at Tamerlane Trading is simple: provide services that allow wholesale buyers and suppliers to rapidly scale their business by making cannabis and hemp transactions consistent, reliable and easy,” said Jhavid Mohseni, CEO of Tamerlane Trading. “Our services reward quality and drive sustainability for our clients. Not only do we help larger operators to streamline their businesses, we enable legacy growers to carve out territory in volatile and rapidly-changing markets.”
About Big Tree
Big Tree is the industry’s first and largest cannabis and hemp wholesale material grading service provider. Their grading process is based on using International Cannabis and Hemp Standards (ICHS) and inspects, verifies, grades, certifies and appraises cannabis and hemp material to ensure that west coast cannabis and hemp producers receive the highest and fairest price for their products. Big Tree’s services promote wholesale trade and increase efficiencies by providing market pricing transparency and establishing trust via third party quality verification. Big Tree currently works with Washington and California buyers and suppliers with plans to expand their service availability across the United States.
About Tamerlane Trading
Tamerlane Trading offers unmatched value to their customers through comprehensive brokerage and supply chain services. They launched their company in Washington state in 2016 and quickly grew to become the region’s leading provider of wholesale cannabis and hemp brokerage services. They currently serve operators in Washington and California, and are expanding nationally.