Like all great success stories, Altitude Organic Medicine (AOM) started with a dream, three men, and a craigslist ad. The story began with Luther Bonow, a Texan native who moved to Colorado with big dreams of green things. Luther found himself short on a product that would respectfully cater to the most important part of their name: Organic Medicine.
With limited options, Luther did what anyone in the 21st century would do, post a wanted ad on Craigslist for quality growers. The ad was answered by Colorado natives Aaron Bluse and William Martin, two men with the grow knowledge, experience, and eagerness to partner with Luther, thus establishing the perfect balance of retail sales, marketing, and ability to grow the quality of marijuana that was hard to find among commercial grows.
But like most cannabis cultivation companies, AOM was looking to scale up and in order to do that they needed to start streamlining their tasks and increasing efficiencies. Jon Ahr, Cultivation Manager at Altitude Organic Medicine, shares his thoughts on a problem that many cultivators face – having enough time to do everything a cultivator is accountable for while staying profitable – and practically every cultivator we’ve ever met can agree:
“Head of Cultivation is the guy that has to figure out what everyone is doing each day. If dirt doesn’t show up, I have to scramble on doing something else, to figure out what everyone needs to work on, what I have to shift around. Let’s say Sunday I line out the week, dirt doesn’t show up Tuesday as I expected, then all of a sudden I now spend my Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday adding stress to my life trying to figure out where the dirt is, worrying about transplanting or whatever it is that I need the dirt for and the whole situation is a nightmare – losing productivity – which means losing yields and in turn losing profit.”