My family has been growing marijuana on our family farm for the past 50 years.
It wasn’t exactly legal when we started growing marijuana, but my dad found a way to turn the pot business into a lucrative and legal business.
About 10 years ago, he signed up with the state to get a medical marijuana growing permit. After he was approved for the permit, the farm doubled in size and we started harvesting hemp along with marijuana. Recently we purchased brand new cultivation equipment for the farm. The cultivation equipment was supposed to arrive in April, but it didn’t show up until right before the harvest. We had a brand new combine to help pick the marijuana and we also had an extraction lab for the hemp. We were starting to worry when the cultivation equipment didn’t show up on time. The processing facility told us everything was on the way. There were some problems with the shipping that had the shipment delayed, but we were told that everything would be here before the 10th of May. I was nervous, but the cultivation equipment arrived right before the Harvest. It was 3 days before we were supposed to pick the plants and I told my dad that we were going to harvest no matter whether we had the new equipment or not. I was going to go into town and hire a bunch of able-bodied people to help us. There’s no way I was going to let the harvest wait just because the cultivation equipment did not arrive on time.