An inside look at the cannabis industry’s premier cultivation conference.
More than 1,100 cannabis professionals gathered in Oakland, Calif., to ask questions and share their cultivation and business expertise at Cannabis Business Times' second annual Cannabis Cultivation Conference.
The event, held from March 12 to March 14, saw the likes of cannabis greats Robert Connell Clarke, Mojave Richmond, Mel Frank and Clade9’s David Holmes discuss cannabis breeding during a keynote panel.
During the session, Clarke recommended cultivators save their genetics-even those varieties that might not be top-sellers right now. He used apples as an analogy: Red Delicious is an easy apple to grow and took over the industry, but Honey Crisp survived to demand a premium on the market. He predicted the same is going to happen with cannabis varieties.
In the second keynote session, Rare Dankness’ Scott Reach shared stories and tips learned from his first year as a large-scale cannabis cultivator. Reach told a captivated audience how his job goes beyond “simply” growing cannabis: Day-to-day operations, the market’s ever-changing and fluid nature, and searching for passionate people to hire make running a cannabis operation a much bigger task than for what most first-year cultivators are prepared.
See the sights and read more snippets from the conference in this recap of the Cannabis 2018 Cultivation Conference.
Brian Maciver is the associate editor for Cannabis Business Times.