This article originally appeared in the September 2017 print edition of Cannabis Business Times. To subscribe, click here.
Thirty years ago, Kerrie joined with other local Colorado farmers to found the wildly popular Boulder County Farmer’s market. Sustainability, Slow Food, community and, of course, organic growing were the passion and dinner topics of the day. Today, these same ideas are just as good as they were back then: Organic growing is again a topic of great passion and energy.
Today, however, in other ways, we are a world away from those days, and the plans people discussed over beers about making the world sustainable and organic have materialized. Organic is a lifestyle, and Certified Organic is a major marketing lever in the food marketplace. But on the cannabis side, growers have been forced into many unsustainable practices due to regulations stipulating where and how cannabis can be grown.
The organic lever is one a