CACannaBizCon 2019: Five questions with Good Earth Organics
The National Cannabis Industry Association’s annual California Cannabis Business Conference 2019 took place this week in Long Beach, CA, and The Elegant Stoner was in attendance, covering the show as it happened. The show expo featured lots of different businesses involved in the cannabis space, including many that don’t really sell consumer products — they offer help to growing cannabis businesses, or support the industry in other ways. Even though we mostly focus on cool stuff consumers can buy, we still wanted to highlight some of the people and businesses at the show, and so we’re going to be posting a series of quick interviews from around the CACannaBizCon 2019 show floor, asking people at the show what they’re up to, and what they’re thinking about in the cannabis industry.
What's your name, title, and what do you do?
My name is Carly Culin, and I am the sales manager for the Good Earth Organic Supply Co. We make organic soils and fertilizers.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
I started as a grower, and being a grower, I was very curious about how I could change my operation in a way that was more environmentally responsible. And when I started working here, I found so much more knowledge about how organics can help you grow a better crop and be more responsible for the earth.
What do you like about the industry?
There's always something new. That's really fun and exciting, and it's all something that I think most of us thought we'd never see happen, legality-wise, in our lifetimes. So that's really exciting. Changes are tough, with different regulations and how states handle different things, that can be tough, especially considering the federal status. That makes things hard. But we just have to keep pushing forward, and eventually we'll all get there.
What is the biggest obstacle you're facing?
Registrations. Banking's a tough one. We've had quite a few bank accounts shut down. Even just for ancillary companies. A lot of companies are unfairly targeted for affiliations [with cannabis].
Anything you've seen that's cool lately, or that you want to recommend?
We just came out with a product that I think is really cool. It's an “amendment package," so it's all the things that you would need in your soil to refresh an old soil that's dead. So you just dump this whole package in there, and then you're ready to go.
Thanks for reading! You can see all of our NCIA CACannaBizCon 2019 interviews all in one place with our CACannaBizCon2019 tag. Stay tuned for more interviews with cannabis business owners and professionals, straight from the show floor.