I've been investigating states suitable for opening a cannabis grow business in, however, everyone states that $1M+ is needed or regulations are impossible without deep government ties. I figured I'd ask the folks here in this subreddit for a more broad consensus.
Hey everyone. My name Kevin with Top Cola Cultivators. We (me and my biz partner, Ray) are an indoor, hydroponic cultivator/vendor out of Nashville, TN. I've posted sparingly over the last several months, but thought it best to formally introduce myself to this awesome community.
Ray and I have been involved in hydroponic cultivation for 20 years and are so stoked to put our love and efforts into this amazing plant.
Our mantra is clean CBD/hemp and we pride ourselves on full transparency. Each of our strains goes through full panel testing. It's only right you know exactly what you are putting into your body.
I look forward to interacting more with you all and hope we can be of value to the community.
Let's get some general reviews, photos and specifics aren't necessary, I want general impressions.
I buy exclusively Calyx/Klutch for my flower at this point - I'm between Canton and Akron, so there's things we don't get, and I want to branch out! I don't mind driving a couple of hours (but I ain't going to that state up north) so tell me where I should go. Zen Leaf has a good selection, but they're SO expensive.
What should we all look for? Avoid? Best values?
It'll be streamed live on the PBS citizen's action network
Mine are in this order:
1A Calyx/Josh D 1B Cresco 2A Firerock 2B Ohio Clean Leaf 3 Grow Ohio 4 Standard Wellness 5 Buckeye Relief
It shows at the end of the novel that NHS seems to want to be chief cultivator (Edit: checked the wiki and it says that according to the author, he would eventually take over as chief cultivator). WWX seems to think that NHS was the mastermind behind everything but really for everyone else, NHS has made a reputation out of himself for being useless.
How would he expect to be appointed chief cultivator at all? Who would support him? If he did get elected as chief cultivator, would he just be put up there as a puppet or would he actually have some power?
Work in Progress
Cultivator Review [Flower]
If any connoisseurs want to chime in im happy to edit. This is from a NE Ohio Patient perspective, so if your experience differs please speak on it and include your region. Also strain recommendations and cultivator notes are needed.
Price - High
Quantites - Low
Quality - High
Packaging - Avg.
Potency - High
Recommend Strains - All
Note - Watch out for popcorn nugs, only 5th sizes
Calyx Peak/Josh D/Song/Loacal CannabisCo:
Price - Avg./High
Quality - Avg./High
Packaging - Avg.
Potency - High
Recommended Strains - Orange 43, Ice Cream Cake, Catfish
Note - You can find them on sale occasionally
Price - High
Quanitites - Low
Quality - High/Avg.
Packaging - Low
Potency - High
Recommended Strains - They only have 2(Chocolope/Garlic Cookies)
Note - Can find in 1/2 ounce size(trim and flower), Also Mixe
I'm curious to know what college degrees are desirable for future cultivators? I'm looking at getting a degree in horticulture if it'll help me stand out as a future grower? Any input?
I need a public source for this data. I have access to most, but not in a way I can do anything with the information.
Compiling a cross referenced spreadsheet of everything tested, organized by testing lab, and source license, with the intent of highlighting data discrepancies/repetitions and pattern matching, and emailing it to all necessary parties (MMCC, state govt body, and relevant judges)
Please, help a brother out.
Yesterday I ordered a half ounce from them and to my surprise it showed up today. To be fair I only live about 45 minutes away from them but I don't think I've ever had an order processed and shipped so quickly. The package arrived in a flat rate USPS box and was packaged very well. They had it in three zip lock bags and then sealed inside a mylar bag with a nice looking label. Absolutely zero smell outside of the packaging. Also included was a letter to law enforcement, a copy of the COA and a little boveda pack.
When it comes to how hemp smells I am absolutely terrible at breaking down what smells are present but it smells really good. It isn't as loud as something like abacus diesel where it will smell up the whole room immediately but its definitely there.
The pictures I have seen of their stuff don't even come close to doing it justice. This stuff is frosty af. Its pretty to look at. I almost wish I could put this in a vase and put it on a shelf. This is some of the better loo... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm completely new to spores, mushrooms, etc. I've done plenty of reading, and now I'm planning on ordering some spores at some point and just had a couple of questions if someone might know:
Hey folks, I could use some advice regarding my homemade Martha. Ive been struggling with mildew outbreaks, and I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do. My setup uses an ultrasonic humidifier hooked up to an inkbird outside the tent, with the fan running into the intake tube 24/7. I also have an exhaust fan installed on the bottom level, and have the opposite corner left open a little with another fan pulling in fresh air 10 times/day. Humidity fluctuates between 80-88%, as any more I feel creates too much standing water.
Do I still need more fresh air? Is it a lost cause? More strict cleaning regiment? I'm confused as to how commercial growers avoid this, especially as I see people using wooden shelving which seems like a huge vector for moulds. I'm trying to practice a variety of gourmets before I step it up and build a small business, but this is getting me down. Please help!
I wanted to start taking legitimate courses or something along that line to begin to work on haveing knowledge and especially the credentials for growing bud in a legal state. Is there any online classes or certifications i can work on until it is legalized in my state so I have a higher chance of getting a job in the industry? I'm just wanting to prepare my self for this type of work so I can get a jump on it when I come to a legal state or it becomes legal where I am. Thank y'all my friend.
I’ve been growing for over 8 years and prior to my empirically gained expertise I had been researching and reading on all things regarding cannabis cultivation for 5 years prior.
I can successfully grow with any method but specifically prefer to grow the highest quality flower in a recycled organic living soil system. The costs are lower and the quality output is the highest possible.
I have all the know how and a small plan for a multi room facility drawn up. My fiancé and I can definitely manage and operate something on a medium to large scale with just a crew of approximately 1-2 dozen laborers. Our proposition also includes plans for a small Tissue Culture operation to ensure quality pathogen virus pest and disease free cuttings, a breeding program to begin developing a seed company and an outdoor greenhouse to maximize production.
This definitely isn’t a low cost start up business plan but the cannabis market in Massachusetts is just developing and currently has plenty of room... keep reading on reddit ➡
Whats the name of the mod that lets you plow with cultivators.
I cant seem to find it on modhub.
Name or link would be appreciated
One important thing to remember is that most of these companies, while having national ties, are "owned" by Ohioans. If you have additional vetted information I will edit it in.
Terradiol, which hasn't had a crop yet, is based in New York and has applied to operate in other states. It has an agreement to be sold to Sea Hunter Therapeutics based in Massachusetts. Sea Hunter's parent company is Tilt Holdings of Canada, which also acquired the rights to Standard Farms, a processor in Ohio.
Standard Wellness is different than Standard Farms that is mentioned above. Their sister company is The Forest dispensary in Sandusky. They also operate in Utah.
Riveria Creek is a Youngstown native's company that doesn't appear to have any connection to any national cannabis companies.
Pure Ohio Wellness ownership has ties to a closed dispensary in Colorado called Wellspring Collective and WSCC cultivation in Nevada, aka Sierra Well. I am continuing to look for information on whether they have se... keep reading on reddit ➡
I made this because i was fed up with all the small equipment, if someone could link me to a mega equipment pack that would be great, i'm planning on making a bigger one soon.