Medicine Man

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Male speaker: Every client we pitch, we get, because we are the consulting company in marijuana industry to have for sure. We give legitimacy to people who have the money, have the political connections, but dont have the knowhow.

    Female: Right.

    Male speaker: Just attaching our name to their application form gets them accepted right way because they know they are working with the best in the country.

    Female speaker: Wow! Thats awesome. Wow!

    Female speaker: And your revenue is about half-a-million a month to a million a month?

    Male speaker: Our busiest months we can do up to a million dollars, but a normal month is probably closer towards that half-a-million dollars a month.

    I can't wait for you to see the new side where we have taken what we have learned on this side and added hospital cleanness to it and some more efficiencies and better air-conditioning, so this is supposedly the best in the country and the new side.

    Female Speaker: Wow!

    Male Speaker: So you will see plants in all different stages throughout the room.

    Female Speaker: Wow!

    Male Speaker: We got ones that just went in, ones that are getting closer to harvest. When you start seeing the fall like colors where the leaves are started to turn yellow or purple, that means they are getting closer to harvest.

    But this is something that sets us apart, the curing racks. The buds will go up on this rack for about six days to slowly lose the moisture. This room is kept at 59% humidity and below 70 degrees to slow the whole process down, so they will slowly dry on the vines here and then we will take the buds off of there and there is a tiny bit of moisture left in there, and that will go into the large food grade buckets where that last little bit of moisture will be burped out of there. And it's called the curing of the buds, so it takes six days here and then another at least two weeks in the buckets for it to be fully cured. So the ones that tags on it here are the ones that are for planting tomorrow.

    And this is way too many clones than I need but we sell them upfront and it never hurts to have too many. The clones will get roots so we are planting them in the one gallon pot here, and when they get a little taller we will trim them so they are branching out multiple times. So when they get themselves to look about like this, we will plant them into a five gallon pot. We want them branching off in about eight major branches. When people are growing one tall branch, it's very inefficient. This way we are going to get eight medium branches instead of one huge one which lessens the chance of moles and nodules inside those huge buds.

    Plants won't touch the lights like this normally, thats just getting too big and that will start doing damage to this plant. We have got some many plants to get deal with it. This problem will take care of itself. Coming up here next week when we move a lot of plants over to the new 20,000 square feet. So we are going to four different categories; we have got the buds, that hang up on the racks over there, we have the big fan leaves, they dont have much THC on them, but people are still willing to pay us a $100 a pound for making chapsticks and lotions and different things like that. So we dry that out to sell it. Then there is an also the tight trip, which are the closeup leaves to the buds, and little pieces of buds. This will have 12-14% THC and its worth $1000 a pound to us, because we will make edibles, concentrates, or just sell it by the ounce for rolling joints.

    We were the first ones to go down the 33, 25, and 8th, and there was advertising and everything, and then everybody had to try to keep up with us, and that then they got down to the 35, really close to us, and we brought it down to 25, and they got down to that, so we brought it down to 20 for four grams.

    Female Speaker: Wow!

    Male Speaker: And I had people wanting to kill me. We grow very efficiently and we pass that on to the costumers. The difference, you will see the difference is the materials the walls are made of. Its a hospital quality, clean room quality. So we have stretched our canopy a little bit. We are flowing the air in this room differently. The secret sauce hasnt been added to this room yet. Thats why I allow cameras in here. As soon as I add the last little bit of tech, we wont allow cameras in this room anymore, because theres little tricks we do that set us apart from other people.

    So this is the room you saw with blue light on the other side, but its just empty, getting ready to be filled up this week.

    Female speaker: Amazing, the work you are doing.

    Tripp Keber : Hi. My name is Tripp Keber and I am the CEO of Dixie Brands. What most people dont understand is like so many other people, we started very, very humbly. We had two employees and a 400-square foot shed in an incredibly dangerous neighborhood here in the City and County of Denver, and four and a half years later, we have involved serving one of the most noticeable. Our kind brand is related to cannabis. Our tag line is Dixie, the future of cannabis, not so much because of the brand but because of what we do. Manufacturing responsibly, dose accurately labeled and properly packaged, innovative delivery systems, giving the patient, marijuana patient and the adult consumer a choice. And people ask me, is it too late to get into this industry, I would emphatically say, its never too late, because your ideas, your inspiration, your commitment, no doubt we bring a value to what we are doing each and every day. So I mean you have to be incredibly committed to the industry. As an example, most of our team members work seven days a week and in some cases working 16 hours a day. You have to have intellectual horsepower to clearly understanding regulatory framework. It is constantly evolving. You are not talking about potential bankrupcy, you are talking about your personal liberty, because if you make a mistake, you potentially go to jail. In some situations, you can think you need to actually probably should have three ends, because its incredibly ever evolving framework, if you will.

    So if you have a million dollars, you likely should have three in your back pocket, because I am telling you, thats the reason of failure in cannabis industry.