LivWell- Uptown
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Glitter Bomb, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Strawberries N Cream, Turnt, Woosah
LivWell-RiNo
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci #4, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Turnt, UNI, Veritas Cookies, Yuk Mouth
Livgreen
Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, KPF, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Lucky Monkey Buds
Cherry Diesel, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, Yuk Mouth
Magnolia Rd
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush #8, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Triangle OG, Woosah
Magnolia Road
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bordeaux #5, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Shock Tart, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Makena
Durban Kush #8, LCS, PAY, SNI, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Street Urchin
Medicine Man
Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, PAY, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Shock Tart, Tart Pops #4, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Mellow Harvest
Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Native Roots
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, OZ Kush, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Strawberries N Cream, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Police and Thieves
Durban Kush #8, LCS, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Triangle OG
RoadRunner
KPF, SNX, Veritas Cookies
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Rocky Mountain Cannasol
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Tart Pops #4
Rocky Road Remedies
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Turnt
Roots RX
Muffinz Breath #1, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX, Yuk Mouth
Roots Rx
A-Bay Bay, Fubar, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Tart Pops #4
Simply Pure
Durban Kush #8, PAY, SNI
Skunked
OG Sin, Oui Oui, Peach Crescendo #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX
Solace Meds
Blueberry Lemonade, Divine Kush Breath, KPF, Passionfruit, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Watermelon Sorbet
Spark Dispensary
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Watermelon Sorbet
Standing Akimbo
Apples & Bananas, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, PAY, SNI, Sudz, WOF, Wedding Crasher
THE GREEN SOLUTION LLC
Sherb Crasher, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
The 404 Dispensary
A-Bay Bay, Cookies N Cream, Fubar, Grape Gasoline S1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, SNI, Sour Rado, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
The 64 Store
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry
The Dispo
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
The Green Solution
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, Medellin, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, PAY, Peach Kush #2, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
The Happy Camper
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Muffinz Breath #1, SNI, Sherb Crasher
The Kind Castle
KPF, LCS, Sour Rado
Third Day Apothecary
Cherry Diesel, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Yuk Mouth
Top Crop
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Tumbleweed
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, SNX, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Twin Peaks
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sherb Crasher, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
ANNA
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Diesel, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Bud Board
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Buku Loud
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, SNI
COS Confidential
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Oui Oui, SNI
Canna Cabinet
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Divine Kush Breath, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Tangidos, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Cannabicare
Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Platinum Kush Breath, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Cherry Peak
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sugar Rush #2, Triangle OG, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Colorado Harvest Company
Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Dark Matter
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Denver Kush Club
Oui Oui, SNX, Sour Rado
Euflora
Divine Kush Breath, Passionfruit, Watermelon Sorbet
Green Dragon
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Bordeaux #5, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Fubar, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Miracle Alien Cookies, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Woosah
Green World
Cherry Hills, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Woosah
High Class
Sueno, Veritas Cookies
High Octane
Grape Gasoline S1, OG Sin, SNX, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Karmaceuticals
Durban Kush #8, PAY, Passionfruit, SNI, Watermelon Sorbet
LivWell- Broadway
Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Turnt
LivWell- Broomfield
Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Tangidos, Triangle OG
LivWell- Buckley
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Forza Sans Souci #4, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Central Park
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, OG Sin, Sour Apple, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Woosah
LivWell- Colfax/City Park
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Medellin, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Turnt
LivWell- Colorado Blvd
Bubba Berry, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4
LivWell- Commerce City
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin
LivWell- Cortez
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Shock Tart, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Evans
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Sueno, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Federal Heights
Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui, Shock Tart, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Ft Collins
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci #4, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Pancakes, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, UNI, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Garden City
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Punch, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Pancakes, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, UNI, Veritas Cookies, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Highlands
Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Shock Tart, Tangidos
LivWell- Lakewood
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Tangidos, Turnt
LivWell- Log Lane
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Triangle OG
LivWell- Mancos
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin
LivWell- N 2nd St Berthoud
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt, Veritas Cookies, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- N Pueblo
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Glitter Bomb, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Toxic Boo, Turnt, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Park Hill
Cherry Punch, Marmot OG, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui
LivWell- Peoria St
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Triangle OG, Turnt, Veritas Cookies
LivWell- S Pueblo
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Tower Rd
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Georgia Pie, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Trinidad
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Tangidos

January 13, 2021

Marijuana Growers Look Back on a Year That Saw a Pandemic, Wildfires, Extreme Weather and More

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Marijuana Growers Look Back on a Year That Saw a Pandemic, Wildfires, Extreme Weather and More

Bart Schaneman Author at Marijuana Business Daily home January 13, 2021 

This story originally appeared on MJBizDaily

Recreational marijuana growers in mature state markets faced an onslaught of challenges in 2020. From wildfires to early freezes to a global pandemic, they had their work cut out for them.

That’s on top of the inherent obstacles cannabis companies face, including a dearth of banking services and the inability to take standard business tax deductions.

Most marijuana cultivation managers in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington state rolled with the punches, staggering their crews and spreading out operations to allow for social distancing.

They also protected their plants from the damage caused by falling ash and frost. And where growers couldn’t shield their plants from the impact of Mother Nature, they salvaged what they could.

Despite the setbacks, growers are reporting higher wholesale prices than last year, when prices slumped amid a supply glut.

That’s partly because several established markets – including Colorado, Oregon and Washington state – have weathered the boom-and-bust phase of overproduction and subsequent departure of some growers stung by rock-bottom prices.

The pandemic, meanwhile, hasn’t slowed consumer demand for cannabis – in fact, it’s up year-over-year in many places.

As mature markets consolidate and smaller growers bow out, 2021 will usher in a new set of market dynamics.

“Over the past few years, there has been a trend in Colorado of more independent cultivators shutting down, so it will be interesting to see what happens with these stand-alone grows in 2021,” said Ryan Milligan, director of cultivation for Denver-based Green Dragon.

“Whether or not these cultivators grow more cannabis next year will have a huge effect on the price of cannabis flower going forward.”

Marijuana Business Daily surveyed several growers in four western markets to ask how their year turned out in terms of prices, yields and significant challenges. Here’s what they said.

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California

In Desert Hot Springs, Ethan Woods, founder and CEO of Desert Underground, said his team experienced increased yields by improving processes, sanitation and strain mixes.

That improved quality of flower along with sluggish demand also helped the business fetch higher prices.

The range of challenges was all over the map, from labor shortages because of the pandemic to wildfires to lack of financing and banking. Specifically growers also struggled with pest management, according to Woods.

Colorado

Wholesale cannabis prices in both the recreational and medical markets have undergone large swings throughout 2020, including some unexpected highs.

“The pandemic has fueled some of the volatility and high prices seen at certain points, but we have also experienced the cyclical increases and declines in price tied to the outdoor harvest in the fall,” said Dan Banks, director of cultivation strategy at Denver-based Lightshade.

Milligan with Green Dragon agreed, saying prices have gone up from last year.

“Probably about a 15%-20% increase from 2019,” Milligan said. “In the summer, when cannabis supplies are typically at their lowest, prices were even higher than that. ”

He attributed the increase to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the early frost in September that damaged many outdoor cannabis crops.

Like the rest of the country, the pandemic forced Colorado growers to prioritize employee safety, stagger workflows and contend with unexpected labor shortages.

“We have seen particular struggles at times on the postharvest side because we, like many others, utilize third-party support for the peak labor demands of harvest events,” Banks said.

He added that wildfires and smoke in the fall were particularly problematic for the company’s greenhouse operation because of the reduction in lighting intensity and air-quality challenges.

At Veritas Fine Cannabis in Denver, Mike Leibowitz, managing partner and co-founder, said that being deemed “essential” by the state government during the pandemic was a big moment for the industry.

But it also created logistical challenges.

“We took flowering rooms offline to allow for distancing on our trim and packaging teams, which has reduced the amount of product we can put out,” Leibowitz said. “But it has allowed us to create a very safe, responsible environment for our teams.”

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Oregon

Massive wildfires were a major factor for cultivators this year, though overall prices have begun to stabilize after market fluctuations driven by overproduction and attrition.

Bend-based Oregrown was able to significantly increase its yields “despite working with terrible air and sun quality during the fire season,” said Hunter Neubauer, co-founder and board chair.

“Thankfully, we cultivate in both an indoor facility and climate-controlled, light-deprivation greenhouses so we weren’t impacted by contaminants falling from the sky.”

But the residual smoke did block some sunlight and affected yields.

“Without the fires, we would have seen an even better year-over-year result in both the quantity and quality of our greenhouse light-deprivation flower,” Neubauer said.

Adding water shortages to the wildfire impacts added up to “environmental challenges that were as extreme as they’ve ever been,” according to Neubauer.

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Washington state

Growers report that crop yields were up from last year.

“Many reported a slow start to spring, but the long summer and late fall made up for it in most areas,” said Crystal Oliver, executive director of the Washington Sungrowers Industry Association.

Joe Feltham, chief operating officer for Arizona-based multistate cannabis company 4Front Ventures, sees prices up as much as 20%-30%, “which is the first real increase in this market in years.”

Overall, wholesale cannabis prices have been trending upward over the past few years, according to Oliver.

One exception: Lower-quality extraction grade flower is seeing a dip in prices, but that’s typical for the end of the year after the fall harvest floods the market.

Oliver also said the pandemic boosted costs for complying with safety requirements – including purchases of nitrile gloves and other supplies.

“So, in order to ensure producers/processors remain profitable, prices need to come up a bit,” she added.

Other issues facing growers in 2020 included labor challenges stemming from the pandemic – in particular, keeping workers safe while they juggled child-care issues such as closed schools and day-care centers.

Oliver pointed out that her organization is thankful the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has temporarily allowed children of licensees to be on business premises.

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