Grown Rogue – Ashland, OR
Grown Rogue, an Oregon cannabis company featuring products designed around user experience, was named the third largest cannabis-related business in Oregon earlier this year by the Portland Business Journal. Grown Rogue produces top-quality flower, as well as innovative, nitrogen-sealed pre-rolls and extracts including oils, shatter, sugar and wax. All their products are classified according to the scientific ROGUE Study, in partnership with UC Berkeley, to further understand cannabis genetics and properties. “Rogue” is not only a name—it’s an acronym to classify the different experiences their products are meant to express: Relax, Optimize, Groove, Uplift and Energize.
Grown Rogue started in the medical side of the industry in the mid-2000s, which allowed them to gain an understanding of the industry’s culture while perfecting the cultivation and manufacturing side of the business. With the wave of legalization, they took their expertise—along with a decade of building business in other industries—and launched recreationally in 2016. They currently have three facilities, including two Tier II outdoor farms where they produce the highest quality, sun-grown flower that primarily feeds their product line. They also operate a state-of-the-art, 17,000-square-foot indoor facility with eight discrete flowering rooms, allowing perpetual harvests, and maintain consistency by established standard operating procedures.
Grown Rogue’s future is bright. They aim to continue the scientific study of cannabis classification, ensuring customers can trust their consumption experience and understand more about the products they’re purchasing. As Grown Rogue co-founder and CEO Obie Strickler told us, “At some point, I believe cannabis will be similar to wine, with ‘vintages’ from varying years that have different flavor [terpene] profiles that will change the taste and the experience when consuming [cannabis].” With an expansion into new states, Grown Rogue will continue to innovate their catalog including the addition of edible and beverage lines in the near future.