celebrating earth day all month long
this April, learn about the cannabis brands working to minimize their environmental footprints and ways to support sustainability efforts in the cannabis industry.
Sustainability Challenges Facing the Cannabis Industry (and What You Can Do to Help)
For decades, movements around cannabis legalization and environmentalism have gone together like Cheech and Chong. All of this started with the countercultural revolution of the 1960s and 70s, when everything from our views on drugs to our relationship with the natural world were challenged by free-thinking hippies and beatniks. In the heartland of this progressive movement—in and around the Bay Area—disillusioned youths shunned the consumerist societies in which they lived and worked and moved en masse to secluded communes in the forests of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties, the Emerald Triangle. Read more…
Torrey Herb Co. Sungrown
Torrey Herb Co. Sungrown was built off of the push to contribute to our earth in an eco-conscious way. The reality is that sungrown cannabis is mutually beneficial for both our mother earth and its consumers . With sungrown practices at the center, we can find its link to the wellness of our bodies, the honoring of small farmers, and the replenishing of our environment. Torrey Holistics takes deep pride in carrying the largest retail selection of sustainably crafted and sungrown products. We have joined forces with EVIDENCE, making this new line of Torrey Herb Co. Sungrown especially important. Read more…
Reduced Energy Consumption
Expanded Terpene Profiles
Torrey Holistics has the largest selection of sustainably and sun grown flower in San Diego.
Our sungrown partners…
Almora Farms – Brother David’s* – Chemistry* – Esensia – Evidence – Farmcut* – Farmer and The Felon – Flow Kana – Garcia Tour Packs – Miss Grass – Greenhouse – Moon Made Farms* – Rose Flower & Delights – Sonoma Hills Farm* – Torrey Sungrown – Papa & Barkley – Country – High Totem – The Bud Farm* – Suprize Suprize (carts & extracts)
*Sun + Earth certified
At Cann, we believe that cannabis companies have a duty to safeguard the planet that nourishes the plant, and to continuously find ways to have a more sustainable footprint. Broadly speaking, our product uses all-natural, non-GMO ingredients. Our cans are also fully recyclable. Both of these factors lead to
dramatically lower carbon emissions than glass containers or processed ingredients.
that the flower they use is grown under the sun, in the soil of Mother Earth, without chemicals, by fairly-paid family farmers.
Jetty is dedicated to being as good to mother earth as possible throughout every phase of production. We only utilize organic farming practices, feeding our plants tea that we’ve brewed and all natural compost. Once the material has gone through extraction, that biomass goes right back to soil as compost. Our Solventless biomass
even goes to feed a worm farm! Jetty also has utilized some of the fats and waxes that we extract from the plant to make candles and chapsticks! We’ve even made hand sanitizer from recycled ethanol and added our house derived cannabis terpenes.
Caring for mother earth doesn’t stop with our cultivation and processing! All of Jetty’s packaging is 100% recyclable, and we have a short term goal to eliminate all plastic. We even took the planet into consideration with our energy efficient HVAC system that’s never too hot or never too cold! We’re not perfect, but we’re always trying to be better and work towards a cleaner, greener future!
The cannabis industry has a plastic problem, and we are actively trying to fix it. We have woven sustainability into our core from the beginning, but at the start of 2020 we realized that we needed to take more immediate action. We vowed to try to be plastic free by the end of the year and started taking more steps to be as sustainable as we could, tracking our steps from sourcing to distributing. We believe environmental justice is social justice.
Here’s an update on our progress:
♻️ We’ve redesigned all of our packaging to be smaller and create less waste.
♻️ Our newest boxes are made from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are FSC certified.
♻️ We’ve re-evaluated our operations and production to cut down on our carbon footprint as much as we can. Waste minimization is an essential aspect of our processing method.
♻️ We’ve always (and will continue) to only source sun-grown cannabis because the sun is a sustainable energy source and has a much lower carbon footprint.
♻️ We have grown our list of Sun & Earth certified farms, organic farms, and regenerative farms. Yay Mother Earth!
♻️We recently became a member of OSC2 (One Step Closer/Organic Sustainable Community) – which is working toward a regenerative global economy and are committed to working with Sun & Earth certified farms.
Environmentally-Conscious Cannabis Brands
TORREY HERB CO Sungrown
Powered by Evidence. Evidence grows weed at a prison to help people get out of prison for growing weed.
Farmer and the Felon
Farmer and the Felon is proud to support and source from Sun+Earth certified cultivators.
Sungrown, Sun+Earth Certified cannabis sourced from small-scale family farms practicing regenerative organic agriculture.
Turkish Delight-style edibles in seasonal flavors, infused with single strain rosin and fresh fruit.
Our farm in California’s Sierra Foothills allows us to become better stewards of the planet while increasing the scope of our ingredients. Restoring the soil here to a lushness that generates more than it consumes is an essential step towards being better stewards of our planet.
ROSE DELIGHTS Ojo Middle
Turkish Delight-style infused edibles using rosin extracted from whole flower. Preserves the beneficial natural properties of the plant, honoring the plant and providing you the best quality experience.
CHEMISTRY Pre-Roll Fireworks
Single cultivar, full-spectrum cannabis made using small batches of whole flower grown under the sun.
GARCIA HAND PICKED Tour Packs
Works with Sun+Earth certified growers, ensuring cannabis brands that are holistically, responsibly, and regeneratively grown.
Papa & Barkley
Sourced from the best farms in the “Emerald Triangle” – Humboldt, Trinity, and Emerald Counties. Every plant and every ingredient is clean, safe and ready to make the most effective products for you.
Grown at a prison to help people get out of prison for growing weed. One dollar from every bag sold is donated to the Last Prisoner Project.
Because many sustainably-grown cannabis brands source their flower from small, outdoor farms, sometimes their products may be temporarily out of stock. Be sure to check back regularly if you don’t see one of the brands above on our menu.
Look for the Sun+Earth Seal
Sun+Earth Certified is dedicated to shifting the cannabis cultivation industry toward a cleaner, healthier, and more ethical future. A first-of-its-kind nonprofit certification for regenerative organic cannabis, the Sun+Earth seal is based on a rigorous set of standards for cannabis grown in the soil of mother earth, under the sun, by fairly paid farmers and farm workers.
The Weed Like Change campaign is led by a coalition of Sun+Earth Certified farms and brands, partner dispensaries, allied businesses and nonprofits.
More than ever it is critical to support regenerative organic craft farmers who are under extreme threat of extinction.
Despite legislation falling short to protect small farms from large-scale industrial cannabis, this coalition has remained true to land-based community values and regenerative organic practices that craft cannabis was built on.
We believe it feels better to consume cannabis that is grown in ways that honor our place in the web of life. Learn more…
April 18 – Meet Tina Gordon of Moon Made Farms
Tina Gordon relocated to Southern Humboldt County in 2007, seeking freedom from the density of urban life and the space to grow some long-held aspirations. With a seasoned background as a producer, musician, event promoter, and documentary filmmaker, she arrived with a keen sense of fostering community and the goal of a diverse, inclusive network committed to healthy living. Through a serendipitous twist, this special stretch of land once belonging to a dear friend became her home, and she set about developing the 40 acres that would become a farm, collective, and center of agricultural innovation for the next decade to come. Today, Tina thrives as an active cannabis farmer and advocate, having experienced firsthand the many benefits of sustainably-grown therapeutic cannabis and food-based medicine.
In Search of a Closed-Loop Edible:
An Interview with Nathan Cozzolino of Rose
A Regenerative Ethos
By Guest Contributor Nicole Skibola
The Sungrown Difference
By Guest Contributor Robert Ramos
Higher Edibles: Raising the Bar for Sustainability in Cannabis
By Guest Contributor Kirstie P.