Podcast Show 182: Recreational Marijuana with Andy Harpole of Emerald Valley Growers
As states legalize recreational marijuana, it is evolving quickly into a growing industry that has the power to make or break businesses. Andy Harpole, the CEO of Emerald Valley Growers, started his business in 2015, the year that Oregon made cannabis legal. Now that cannabis is legal, research is legal too which has expanded our understanding of the healing this complex herb has to offer. Andy shares the different ways that TCH and CBD is extracted through decarboxylation and other techniques.
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Andy Harpole has lived in Oregon since he was 13 years old. After high school, he worked on drift boats, manufacturing and construction until, his wife suggested he start a cannabis growing company. This has blossomed into the highly successful company, Emerald Valley Growers. The meticulous record keeping paired with their interest in experimentation has been a part of the medicinal options in recreational cannabis.
You can find Andy at:
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