Drought may be the least of cannabis growers’ problems as the industry faces a multitude of other challenges, including the oversupply of product, price drops, and illegal growers.
Despite all that, most of the industry experts who gathered in Sonoma County at Mike Benziger’s 10-acre cannabis and produce farm in Glen Ellen on October 7 agreed the quality of this year’s harvest so far has been stellar.
Eli Melrod, CEO of the Sebastopol-based dispensary Solful, enlists Benziger to provide product to sell from the farm Benziger has lived on since 1994.
“It looks like a strong harvest,” Melrod said.
Benziger led attendees around the farm to where three types of plants he grows for Solful stand at least 6 feet high in a 1,500 square foot section. The three names crafted as different strains are as colorful in personality as Benziger - Prayer Pupil, First Class Funk and La “Bomba.”
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