California hashish firm Glass Home Manufacturers introduced final week that it has begun marijuana cultivation operations at its new 5.5 million sq. foot greenhouse in Southern California after receiving approval to open the power from state and native regulators. The corporate acquired licenses from the California Division of Hashish Management and Ventura County on March 11 and started cultivation operations on the large facility the identical day with the switch of hundreds of younger crops from an current website in Santa Barbara. A video shared by Glass Home depicts the ceremonial switch of the primary clone to the power by drone.
Glass Home chairman and CEO Kyle Kazan says that the preliminary choices from the brand new cultivation facility, that are anticipated to be prepared for harvest within the third quarter of this 12 months, embrace genetics representing a number of varietals well-liked with breeders and customers.
“We’re thrilled to have delivered a few of our favourite strains from a few of the trade’s greatest breeders in our inaugural 30,000-clone supply to the SoCal facility: First Class Funk, Jealousy x Kush Mints, Zkittlez x Kush Mints, and MAC1,” Kazan writes in an electronic mail. “As manufacturing ramps up, we’ll proceed to discover new applied sciences and modalities of having fun with hashish, which we consider in the long term would be the cause that the regulated market outpaces the legacy market.”
Glass Home is without doubt one of the fastest-growing, vertically built-in hashish firms within the U.S., with cultivation, processing, distribution and retail operations in California, the place voters legalized leisure marijuana in 2016. Late final 12 months, the corporate expanded its presence into the hashish edibles sector with the acquisition of Plus Merchandise.
Glass Home has earmarked hashish grown on the facility for smokable marijuana merchandise, which proceed to be the favourite of most customers. And as hashish rules proceed to evolve, Kazan envisions new enterprises for the location.
“Proper now, the manufacturing from the SoCal facility will probably be used for preroll and flower merchandise, however we will probably be rising with technological innovation in thoughts,” Kazan explains. “Additional, although it’s not authorized but, we purpose to create a wholesale showroom and Napa-style “weed tasting” customer experiences on the premises, as we anticipate public enthusiasm for the distinctive alternative to see the most important hashish facility on the planet in full bloom.”
Excessive-Tech Hashish Cultivation
The brand new Southern California cultivation facility consists of six, high-tech, environmentally managed agricultural greenhouses totaling roughly 5.5 million sq. toes, positioned on a 165-acre property in Ventura County. Within the first part of creating the power from its earlier use rising greens, Glass Home has transformed 1.7 million sq. toes to state-of-the-art hashish cultivation. Included within the first part retrofit is the conversion of two greenhouses, certainly one of which can include a nursery for clones to help your entire facility and the opposite of which will probably be used for flowering and have a capability of roughly 180,000 dry kilos of hashish per 12 months. The corporate can be constructing a packhouse for processing hashish and a separate distribution heart to help the cultivation operations.
“This can be a momentous achievement for Glass Home, one which we have now been anxiously awaiting since finishing the acquisition of the SoCal Facility six months in the past,” Glass Home president and chief hashish officer Graham Farrar said in a press release from the corporate. “It’s a true ‘Unicorn’ facility that may allow us to supply wonderful sun-grown indoor high quality at close-to-outdoor value, offering a sturdy aggressive benefit that permits us to achieve success in any market situation.”
“As well as, the power’s location in a really perfect local weather; in addition to its photo voltaic and cogeneration capabilities make it considerably extra energy-efficient, with remarkably decrease carbon emissions in comparison with different greenhouse operations,” Farrar added. “We’re very pleased with the workforce, extremely excited to have initiated planting, and are trying ahead to our first harvest later this 12 months. The velocity with which the workforce executed our purchase-to-planting journey was actually spectacular.”
Kazan characterised acquiring the licenses for the brand new cultivation facility as certainly one of Glass Home’s “most vital milestones so far.”
“With our first harvest solely months away and the primary part of the retrofit of the SoCal Facility nearing completion, we’re on observe to turning into the chief in hashish cultivation capability,” he stated within the assertion from the corporate. “Nonetheless, it’s our best-in-class craft hashish cultivation practices; and our top quality and low-cost manufacturing capabilities that may present us with a aggressive benefit on the planet’s largest hashish market.”