For decades before the legalization of marijuana in California, the Emerald Triangle has been a leading cultivator and Cali Select has been on the forefront, combining artistry and biology to produce its high-quality craft cannabis.
President of Cali Select, Joe Gasbarri, was recently interviewed for an article in Marijuana Business Daily, where he discussed the future of cannabis farming in the region. Also the CFO of Optimal Growth, a California cannabis consultancy, Joe has a wealth of experience in the industry and a passion for bringing cutting edge technology to marijuana production.
Even though Santa Barbara held the most permits at the end of 2018, Joe points out that growers in the Emerald Triangle maintain unique advantages: experience cultivating marijuana and favorable climates for growing the highest quality product.
Although Santa Barbara is set up to accommodate cannabis growth because of its long history in traditional agriculture, it doesn’t have the history and experience that Emerald Triangle growers possess. Further, the reality many of Santa Barbara’s 1,918 permit licenses are temporary and may go unused if regulation interferes with production and profits.
Regardless of what California county proves to be the largest produces through 2020 and beyond, undoubtedly the future of California’s legal cannabis supply chain could depend heavily on how both areas develop.