We’ve already seen all the good that cannabis can do. From providing medical relief and safe recreation to generating tax revenue thanks to astronomical sales, more and more people all the time are starting to come around to the idea that cannabis is a good thing that can do good for the community. But in addition to all of this, there are many programs within the cannabis industry that go a step further, intentionally using products and profits to make the world, or at least the local community, a better place. Here are a few ways that cannabis is giving back and helping contribute to positive change.
In addition to helping out the environment, many cannabis businesses go out of their way to serve communities that otherwise would be passed over. Good Chemistry, a dispensary with production facilities in Colorado and Nevada, participates in many LGBTQ-friendly events because they hit close to home.
“I became involved in the medical marijuana industry when my father and my father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS,” stated Matthew Huron, Founder and CEO of Good Chemistry. “In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, I saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, I began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op.”
“To be an industry that is not only accepted but also valued, we must extend our support to other communities and causes,” explains Huron. “We must continue to fight for other underserved communities. Good Chemistry Nurseries would not exist without the support and advocacy of others, and we prioritize giving back.”
The cannabis industry is inextricably grounded in the cannabis plant, and if you were to judge the latest business to enter Nevada’s medical cannabis market by their commitment to the plant, Good Chemistry Nurseries couldn’t be a better company.
About the same time Nevada voters approved a ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of cannabis, Good Chemistry Nurseries CEO and founder Matthew Huron announced the launch of a new Reno production facility that will service medical and eventually adult-use dispensaries throughout the state with distinctive flowers and concentrates.
A quick look at the Good Chemistry website reveals a stunning array of strains in active cultivation. From an intriguing Columbian Gold ’72 to exclusive strains Mr. Good Chem and Ingrid, Good Chemistry brings a deep plant catalog to Nevada patients, not just in the form of buds, but their concentrates focus on plant purity too, with Cold Water Hash, Dry-sift, and a much anticipated solvent-less rosin.
Good Chemistry Nurseries is deeply rooted in the medical tradition of cannabis cultivation and allegiance to the plant’s ancient attributes, but clearly, as Nevada’s adult-use market opens, and medical licensees are given first access to the general public, these flowers and simple line of purity-focused concentrates will likely drive the same adult-use success Good Chemistry has seen in Colorado.
To find out more about Good Chemistry Nurseries, I spoke with Founder and CEO Matthew Huron and discovered to no surprise that he and his team are focused on, the plant … listen …
NNBW: Good Chemistry Nurseries enters Nevada market
As Nevada’s ‘yes’ vote for recreational cannabis use has created more industry buzz, another cannabis company has entered the Nevada market.
Good Chemistry Nurseries has an 11,000-square-foot warehouse on the 5th Street corridor near downtown Reno. The facility carries both cultivation and production licenses.
“We have just built phase one,” Matthew Huron, company founder and CEO said in a phone interview with NNBW.
The 4,000-square-foot space that comprises phase one produced the company’s first Nevada harvest.
“We officially launched our first harvest on Oct. 10,” Huron said. Moving forward, they will harvest approximately every 30 days.
They anticipated producing enough products for market and deliberately went smaller with their first phase efforts to be sure they didn’t outpace the market.
“Launching Good Chemistry Nurseries in Nevada was a logical next step for us based on public support and proximity to our operations in Colorado,” Huron said in a press release earlier this month. “Our company is known for product excellence and Nevada Cannabis users and dispensary owners have strongly encouraged us to bring our high quality flower to the state.”
They are happy with their Reno location and phase two will depend on how fast the market grows. Huron explained they plan to adjust as the market grows.
“We are looking across state as far as medical is concerned,” Huron said.
Nevada was a natural second location for Good Chemistry Nurseries as the looked at the tight regulation structure in Nevada that is similar to Colorado.
“We took a look at regulation, “Huron said. “We like the regulatory aspect.”
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