Amodern-day cannabis entrepreneur has brought his craft to the Virginia Piedmont and hopes to help grow the emerging market locally. Culpeper Hemp Company is a state-licensed hemp facility currently growing cannabis in Culpeper County, according to an email from founder Maxwell Cranford.
“When I moved to Virginia, I immediately fell in love with Culpeper,” he said. “The beautiful landscapes, agriculture being a staple in the community, and the importance placed on personal liberties all made Culpeper the right home for Culpeper Hemp Company.” Maxwell said Virginia’s hot and humid summers are excellent for growing cannabis.
“The long growing season allows folks to start early and harvest later without as much concern about the frost,” he said. However, Maxwell added, high humidity in the fall can cause diseases like Botrytis (Bud Rot) at the end of the season. There are ways to combat this, but it’s something drier climates don’t worry about, he said.
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