We're the first medical marijuana cultivation facility to put a regenerative no-till living-soil system onto a three-tiered movable rack. Why is this important?
- It's a sustainable way of growing cannabis.
- This system breaks the stereotype of environmentally harmful cultivation practices.
- This system of cultivation produces the absolute highest-quality cannabis available.
Our innovative, small-batch method allows us to get superior cannabis into your hands while keeping our customers' health concerns as a top priority. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about our growing practices, give us a call or stop by and visit. We'd be happy to tell you more.
To provide our patients with an affordable, sustainable, high-quality product that is safe to consume. Here at SensiCare, we aim to increase the standard quality of cannabis, while reducing our Carbon Footprint.
What is a carbon footprint?
Carbon footprint is defined as the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place, or product expressed as carbon equivalent. Greenhouse gasses, including the carbon-containing gasses carbon dioxide and methane, can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation, and other services.
Why does this matter as a consumer?
The cannabis industry creates an enormous amount of waste. Unfortunately, cannabis cultivation has many environmental downsides. New research has linked the production of this one forbidden plant to a host of issues ranging from degradation of public lands to wildlife death and potential ozone effects.
Let’s talk about conventional cultivation practices vs. the practices of a Regenerative Living Soil Cultivation facility like SensiCare.
Conventional cannabis cultivation practices use synthetic nutrients that are salt-based. Even organic bottle nutrient lines are salt-based and tend to create an environment where microbiology cannot thrive. These operations drain the run-off from feeding their plants into local sewage systems or local drain fields. In turn that pollutes our streams, degrades watersheds, and ultimately kills wildlife. Conventional cultivation facility operations rely heavily on pesticides to provide relief from pest pressure. These pesticides secrete into our native soils and groundwaters which effectively end up in our drinking water. Pesticide sprays also drift and pollute the air we breathe. Consuming products sprayed with pesticides can cause respiratory problems, reproduction issues, endocrine system disruption, neurological damage, and even increased risk of certain cancers.
Regenerative Living Soil Systems or The SensiCare Way offers solutions to these environmental and health concerns.
We grow in large living soil raised beds under LEDs with inputs from compost, earthworm castings, and cover crops. Using the Soil Food Web, we balance biological populations that maintain plant health and deliver plant-available forms of nutrients. These vast arrays of organisms, living in our SensiCare living soil beds, are solely responsible for helping our plants' uptake nutrients needed as they are needed. We build our soil by recycling all the waste the cannabis produces by adding it black into the beds, The stalks are chipped and put back into the system as a mulch layer, providing fungi a food source. The cannabis fan leaves are chopped and dropped, like our cover crop protocol, onto the mulch layer as well as added to our worm bins to make vermicompost. By adding back, the plant waste we are recycling the nutrients the cannabis used to grow, back into the soil! This approach ensures that here at SensiCare we are providing a beneficial runoff that has no harmful repercussions on our consumers or our planet.
Growing cannabis with biology increases the nutrient density of the plant.
Regenerative Living Soil Systems (RLSS) vs. Organic Nutrient Cannabis Cultivation
Regenerative Living Soil Systems are zero waste programs where all inputs are meant to feed or house the biology of the soil. These Living Systems fundamentally improve soil health and structure while producing a beneficial run-off. The Living Soil can be used crop after crop without having to dispose of or till the soil.
Living soil systems overflow with colonies of beneficial microorganisms which create a complex structure known as the Soil Food Web. These microorganisms break down nutrients and minerals in the soil providing plant-available nutrients. In return, the plant excretes essential nutrition at the roots which feed the Soil Food Web. Without these organisms, (our cultivation teammates) it’s more difficult for the plants to get the nutrients it needs. The balance amongst these organisms in the Soil Food Web is key.
Traditional Organic Nutrient Cannabis Cultivation does not incorporate practices that create rich and thriving soil biology that will regenerate crop after crop. Organic nutrients are typically added to water and then applied to the substrate. These traditional organic practices dwindle essential organism populations and reduce nutrient availability whilst killing the biology, if even present. While organic nutrient-grown cannabis is better than synthetically fed cannabis, the residual salts in the soil still leave the cannabis tasting and smelling deficient.
In conclusion…There really is no comparison to the genetic expression cannabis has in living systems.
No pesticides/no chemicals. RLSS cannabis is simply the most flavorful.
I have been a patient of SensiCare's and have watched them progress over the years. I have lived in Bozeman and been a patient of many caregivers and nothing comes close to the quality that Sensi provides. The dispensary is small but ...Moregeu chi ★★★★★
Awesome place, smells great upon getting out of your car. Personalized care. Knowledge family run! Love love love sensiPinky Sue ★★★★★
When I was diagnosed with lymphoma sensicare was my first pick for a provider. They have quality clean meds which is important to me & my health. They also care about the people they help and I always felt like If I had questions I could ask. 10/10 recommend!Leilani Barr ★★★★★
Absolute favorite place hands down! Haven't found another shop that matches anywhere near the quality of their product! Don't get me started on the staff I don't think a better group of people could work in the same place!Audra Bauer ★★★★★
If you really care about quality medicine, this is the place to go. Unlike most stores, you can taste the difference in each strain, feel it's individual effects, and know that you are safe from any chemicals because of its locally and ...MoreLazy Larry ★★★★★
Great product and friendly staff. Definetly will come backChristopher Lanaghan ★★★★★
This is truly a in the rough!!! Found this place and it was Love at 1st sightMichael Carlos ★★★★★
Most unique store in town, I really recommend checking them out. Great staff & wonderful products. You spend a little more there but you also get a product there you can't get anywhere else, guaranteed.michael jones ★★★★★
Best medicine in town, best concentrates as well huge selectionAustin Church ★★★★★
I have been a patient with Sensicare for many years now and never once been disappointed. Always striving to improve and stay current with the changing laws and regulations. Friendly and clean, great product. Highly recommendT Girl ★★★★★
Friendly staff decent selection fair pricesDaniel Calli ★★★★★
Very patient friendly they go above and beyond for there patients. They take very good care to make sure they give the best quality medicines on the market.Tony Hunt ★★★★★
I just love what these providers promote. The quality of their product and service is simply unmatched. I have provider hopped for a couple of years and didn't know this quality was available until I found SensiCare. Thanks for all your hard work!Rachael Sterns ★★★★★
Excellent products and customer service. And relatively convenient considering it's the closest dispensary to downtown, as the City of Billings still won't let them in city limits.Cy ★★★★★
Love this place!!! Started out as a paitent and got to squeeze in with some trim work. Absolutely Beautiful product. The providers at SensiCare know what they are doing and know how to get the best results back from their product.. Fun group of hospitable individuals. Much Love SensiCare!!!!Sean Osborne ★★★★★
The medicine is awesome! The budtenders are awesome!Nicole Hale ★★★★★
Ok, woah.. just wow! Sensicare is top notch in every way I can think of. Not only does the flower taste amazing, it feels magical. The customer service? They are the nicest and most considerate in Billings! The icing on the cake is there is ...MoreKelcey M. ★★★★★
Amazing product every time I come inRoss Zimmerman ★★★★★
They know what they are doing with their live soil. Way better than m.a.c. !!!!! No jokeKyle Iverson ★★★★★
The SensiCare family has helped me SO much in this journey to help me find relief from many of my ailments. They are there to help & answer ANY questions you may have, even if you think they are ridiculous questions. Thank you SensiCare!Janelle Maart Hammons ★★★★★