Article by Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun
Kevin Biernacki of The Grove dispensary has been a marijuana grower for nearly two decades.
The 48-year-old Clark High graduate learned the tricks of the trade while living in Humboldt County, Calif., a place where he said a third of the area’s working adults are involved in the industry.
Now, Biernacki oversees what he labels as one of the most sophisticated legal grow houses in Southern Nevada.
He says The Grove houses more than 4,000 marijuana plants, nearly 500 color-coordinated LED lights, 9,000 gallons of water purifying and storage tanks, a self-watering system that produces no water waste, a lab for extracting cannabis oil from the plant and another lab for rolling and baking edibles from scratch. Biernacki claims The Grove’s all white, squeaky clean grow house is “the only one of its kind in the world.”
The Grove produces marijuana for medical use; on Nov. 8, Nevadans will vote on whether all people, not just medical card holders, ages 21 and older can legally purchase up to 1 ounce of pot from state-licensed dispensaries.