State Flower Cannabis – Las Vegas, NV & San Francisco, CA
When the team at State Flower Cannabis first started growing together, they had a modest four-light operation in Co-Founder Daniel Wacks’ Santa Cruz apartment. Over time, the group honed what is now their uniquely green, environmentally friendly cultivation process. 14 years later, State Flower boasts 60,000 square feet of space between their Las Vegas and San Francisco facilities. They may have plenty of room to grow, but the folks at State Flower are rooted in their humble beginnings. Each harvest of State Flower’s clean, green bud is treated with the same small-batch love as their first, and each team member must learn what that means by starting out in the trim room.
“Our trim room is our incubator,” Wacks told us. “Everyone starts in the trim room. We’ve had some really talented people from companies like Apple and Google join our team, and they started there, too. We’ve found that when people start by learning what the finished product should look like, they get to work their way backwards through the cultivation process and have a better understanding of the goals.” Being the first in Nevada and California to become Envirocann certified means Wacks and his partners have done everything they can to cultivate cannabis with the most sustainable, natural techniques possible. State Flower is dedicated to cultivating indoors without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical plant growth regulators.
During regular certification inspections, Envirocann tests for pesticides throughout all the growth phases of the plant, not just the final flower. Reclaiming water from the building’s HVAC system and using only fully-compostable grow mediums are just some of the ways State Flower is raising the bar for sustainable indoor cultivations. “Recently, we’ve started working closely with GRODAN—who manufacture the grow medium we use—to develop a composting program,” Wacks details. “GRODAN is a recyclable material made from recycled products. In Europe and Canada, recycling this medium is common practice. We are hoping to help our industry catch up quickly.”