Stone Road is not just any cannabis grower — is a sustainable operation with unique products. You may have tried cannabis by now in one of its many forms, but have you tried sustainable cannabis grown on an off-grid biodynamic farm? What about cannabis made into sauce or sugar packaged in recyclable plastic-free wrapping? Yeah, Stone Road is all the way sustainable like that.
Stone Road is a queer-run, California-based grower and producer of sustainably grown cannabis products for “a new age of conscious consumers.” Stone Road flower is sun-grown on a 57-acre, off-grid biodynamic farm in Nevada City, California. This isn’t just good for the planet, it also ensures that each joint is “potent, pure and hand-rolled with love.”
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The brand aims to keep cannabis affordable. Unlike many new cannabis websites that use THC and CBD to create edibles, Stone Road sells straight joints, loose flower and a few unique products like cannabis sauce and cannabis sugar.
“Stone Road is reimagining what affordable cannabis products can look, taste and feel like for a new generation of smokers,” the company said in a press release. “All Stone Road packaging is 99% recyclable and made from 100% post-consumer recycled goods so you can feel good about feeling good.”
In 2016, founder Lex Corwin created Stone Road to be a queer-led family brand that focuses on accessibility, affordability and style. Corwin worked as a co-manager of a cannabis boutique in Portland, Oregon, working in the medical and legal cannabis space in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution.
Now, Stone Road is one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in the California and Oklahoma markets, with products available in over 120 retail outlets in California and 55 in Oklahoma. A New York expansion is on the way, too.
The farm is seven hours north of Los Angeles, operating with only a half-acre worth of greenhouses on a 57-acre parcel. This keeps most of the land rural. “All of our water is straight from an artesian well, 460-feet-deep, at the ideal 6.4ph, which allows us to water straight from the earth,” Stone Road states on its website. You can visit the farm from May to September if you call ahead.
Stone Road is also working to develop a sugarcane-based biodegradable bioplastic to shrink-wrap their joint boxes. The company has been working to bring as much of the operation in-house as possible, including packaging. It’s sustainable farming on a level rarely seen.
Elaborating on the brand’s farming processes, the Stone Road website explains, “We utilize living soil to create mini ecosystems in each bed where our ladies live. The soil is an amalgamation of living organisms that creates natural pest barriers and encourages healthy plant growth. We never treat our plants with synthetic products – even if they are organically occurring – instead opting to use nature’s intended resources — ladybugs, predator mites, and a medley of beneficial fungi.”
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