Article by Ed Huddon, Cannabis Now
Dan, the president of Humboldt Integrated Cannabis, explained how this facility became reality. A year ago, Dan got together with Steve Gieder of Humboldt Green and Ari Seamans of iGrow with the idea of bringing cannabis cultivation to the next level. After a series of meetings the group decided to collaborate on a “showroom” in order to exhibit an improved way to cultivate medicinal cannabis. Less a showroom and more a technologically advanced agriculture facility, the idea was to use Dan’s cannabis knowhow and couple it with Steve and Ari’s technical expertise.
They also had a desire to show the cannabis industry what the future could look like.
With this in mind, the group laid the blue prints for the first-of-its-kind facility. Fully automated, technologically advanced, energy efficient, and beyond compliant. They broke ground in July of 2015 and finished construction in early 2016. They started their pilot run in March and recently harvested as of the time I sat down with them.
And the results are impressive. They “had some kinks to work out but it went pretty smooth,” as Dan confessed. They are working to refine the process and are excited about compiling real-world numbers that will help farmers using the system in the future.