The Central Valley light-dep cannabis report

"In recent years, the growing scene in the Central Valley has become a lot more prevalent. While the weather can get a bit toasty, there is a lot of convenience in having giant flat spaces to grow legal marijuana now that you don’t have to worry about helicopters and whatnot." In this LA Weekly article, Jimi Divine shares his findings.

"Many folks with deep pockets have agreed with that in principle. This has led to valley weed getting a certain aura, especially for helping contribute to that flood of weed we’ve referenced in the previous editions of the Dep Report. But not all the weed coming out of the valley, or light-deprivation grown pot especially, is coming from some big scary corporate behemoth."

"When I put the word out that the Dep Report was heading to the Central Valley, I immediately got a flurry of DMs recommending I talk to Cali Kosher founder Darron Silva. It has been a couple of years since we chatted with Silva for The Ancient and Recent History of Kosher Pot and I agree with the DMs that one of the original valley takes on the situation is still one of the best."

Silva started by noting how good prices were back in the day as he was getting the ball rolling for the company. “Yeah, the general gist of it from the start of the first harvest was [deps are] kind of scarce in the rec market – you know, three, four years ago getting stuff into the stores. And that’s being one of the first to be licensed and get product out of the Central Valley,” Silva told L.A. Weekly. “We were fortunate prices were up at that time. We were selling dep eights for $15 an eighth – 1,920 pounds – so that’s good prices for deps in the rec market.”

As with many of the state’s long-time cultivators, unfortunately Silva has seen the price point he is able to move flower at dip. “Now? Got a tough time selling deps for $10 an eighth, so it’s dropped a good almost 50 percent. It’s flooded, a race to the bottom, you know?” Silva said. 

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