In the latest episode of Hash It Out, I sit down with two very experienced growers – Erika Winters of Everbloom Consulting and Mike McGowan (a.k.a. Karmicheal) of King’s Cannabis. This is not, however, an episode to learn how to grow Cannabis. Rather, we take a deep dive into the different philosophies and cultivation practices that exist in the industry to empower consumers to be able to make informed decisions around who they want to support and ultimately, what they want to put into their body.
Additionally, this episode is a peak into the business behind growing weed and the direction that business is heading.
Some of the topics we cover:
- How biodynamic gestures can indicate effect or type of “high” you may experience
- How and why to get picky about your weed – keep it healthy, keep it green
- Some canna-science, like why touching poo makes us happy
- How not to get green washed – what certifications are worth their weight
- The soul of the growing industry
- Integrated Pest Management
- Organic Pesticides – they are still pesticides! Organic doesn’t mean risk free
Before you get into it, I want prime the listener with a quote that Karmichael insisted I use to frame the conversation (and for good reason).
“There seems to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second is by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third is by agriculture, the only honest way; wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground in a kind of continual miracle.” – Benjamin Franklin
About the podcast
Hash It Out is here as a resource for consumers who take an interest in the future of the cannabis industry. We are currently at a crossroads where it is more important than ever to make informed decisions about which companies to support with our hard earned dollars. In a landscape where quality is no longer a distinguishing factor, how do we as consumers decided who’s products to buy? Hash It Out is a series of conversations that dig into the bigger questions around how a business is effecting the future of cannabis, what values they model, and why they do what they do.
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