Keeping the Planet in Your Bottom Line

Posted by Alex Cooley
Founder's Blog

Growing “greener” cannabis has been making the news. Or rather, the cannabis industry’s habit of scaling up largely unsustainable grow methods in big cannabis production facilities is on the national radar. One widely circulated quote equates the carbon footprint of producing a gram of hydroponically grown cannabis to that of “driving seventeen miles in a …

Alex Cooley Talks Hempfest

Posted by Alex Cooley
Founder's Blog

Solstice Vice President Alex Cooley has had several lives in cannabis– as a patient, advocate, consultant, access-point owner, and large-scale grower– and he has brought each of these incarnations to Hempfest. Here Cooley riffs on this year’s theme, “Time, Place and Manner,” his newest role as guest speaker, and how he thinks the Seattle Hempfest …