Wee Farms – Canby, OR
The magic of Wee Farms happens in a space-age facility amidst the quaint farms and orchards of Canby, Oregon. I almost asked where the transporter room was and if they had a holodeck (apologies to non-Star Trekenthusiasts). Danny Nguyen and Doug Romero III met 20 years ago, and credit their ability to weather the cannabis market by having an awareness of the “industry” from back before it was an official industry. With Nguyen and Romero’s extensive background, it only took the addition of a third investor, Steven Lemma, to take their business to the next level: the creation and construction of a self-contained growing environment.
The cannabis ecosystem they’ve manufactured focuses on the plant as a whole. The roots of the plants are heated from below, while full-spectrum lights and natural sunlight coexist to create perfectly balanced light cycles from above. Everything is automated and tracked electronically on computer programs that can be analyzed for indications of the best way to grow each strain; temperature, humidity, light, fertilization and watering processes are all done according to sensors monitoring the plants.
Wee Farms’ goal is to push the cannabis plant to its fullest genetic potential. They embrace all levels of care, even playing music for the plants to encourage happy, healthy buds! They use zero pesticides, opting to use beneficial bugs and insects instead; they collect rain water from the roofs of their buildings, which recirculates into their greenhouse water systems.Wee Farms grows more than 50 different strains, from old school standbys to exotic new varieties. They respect the “ladies”—the female cannabis plants—and believe if a plant looks good and smells good, it’s going to be good.