That one time I started the world’s first legal aquaponic cannabis company.

When Cannabis was legalized in Washington State in 2013, I opened Sugarleaf – a recreational cannabis farm and processing plant. I grew the company from a literal one-man operation running a dozen lights in a reclaimed barn, to a state-of-the-art facility employing over a dozen people and producing 40lbs of top-shelf cannabis per week.

This experience taught me about how to run a business, and how our clients interact with the world. 

I was able to see the trials-and-tribulations of operating a small business first hand, as I was intimately involved with every step: from production, to managing employees, to dealing with bureaucratic red tape (in a highly regulated market). I oversaw every detail of growing, packaging, marketing and delivering our product from seed-to-sale.

In 2018, I successfully transitioned the company to Chemistree, a publicly traded corporation, marking a new chapter for Sugarleaf.

Take a virtual tour by watching the below video, made by Growing Exposed and led by my head grower Jason.

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