Behind the Scenes: A look at HMH’s cultivation site

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A peek into one of our cultivation rooms: from top left, clockwise: Blueberry Cough, El Fuego, 710 Cheese, Critical Mass

Working at a cannabis grow is hard work. Our team of cannabis cultivators and trimmers are work diligently nearly every day of the week to ensure the flower at High Mountain Health is always top notch. It takes practice, effort and love to make sure the final product, which will be sold to our patients, is healthy, potent and effective. We spoke with Robin, the HMH Grow's facilities manager, about his daily routine and what it is like to make a living out of growing cannabis.

Tell us a little bit about your daily routine at the grow.

Robin: I start my day off with a quick facility walk through, I try to touch base with all the managers to find out if there is anything they are going to need from me.  I also communicate with our maintenance and custodial staff to get any auxiliary projects ironed out that need to get accomplished

What is the most rewarding aspect of the job?

Robin: Having the opportunity to go into a room a few days before harvest and experiencing the wide range of colors and smell that this plant has to offer. Also, seeing our hard work become beautiful medicine is really rewarding.

What is the most difficult/frustrating aspect of the job?

Robin: The hardest part of my job is climate control management, we have very high tolerances with temp and humidity and summer time really throws a wrench in the works.

What is a common misconception people have about your job?

Robin: That growing cannabis is easy and anyone with some seeds and dirt can grow medical grade flower.  I’m nearly 3 years in and still learn new things about this plant every day

If you could change anything about the cannabis industry, what would it be?

Robin: I’m not really sure, there are many things wrong with how medical cannabis is being rolled out, but I can’t say I have the answers.  I would like to see a more reasonable solution to how much of a patients limit is effected by concentrates

-- Words by Taylor Haynes