ALTER FARMS is a beautiful, regenerative, living soil cannabis farm just east of Grants Pass.
by GREG JAMES
Photos by Cody Alter and Jason Rambo.
Southern Oregon has long been recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the western United States. Blessed with lots of sun and a wide variety of ecological wonders, including two mountain ranges, a spectacular coastline, wild rivers and the northern end of the giant coast redwoods forest, it’s hard to imagine a location better suited for cannabis cultivation — or a more welcoming spot for those who want to grow it.
Alter Farms partners Jodi Haines, Cody Alter and Jason Rambo believe strongly in both the intrinsic value of cannabis and the conservation ethos that many Southern Oregon residents have had for generations. Located near Grants Pass and close to the wild and scenic Rogue River, Alter Farms represents the epitome of what it means to care about the quality of marijuana.
Legally, marijuana cannot be called organic — no matter how environmentally friendly the cultivation practices used to grow it — because the term is federally regulated and the USDA does not recognize cannabis as a legitimate agricultural crop. The Clean Green Certified program was created in 2004 as a way to regulate legal cannabis-products that called themselves "organic." Consumers can rest assured when they buy a Clean Green Certified cannabis product that it has met all of the requirements of the rigorous program.Read more »
by SIMONE FISCHER
The Cultivation Classic did an excellent job of focusing on the medical potential of Cannabis beyond the ability of getting high for fun.
The best and brightest showed out for the 2017 Cultivation Classic (CC), presented by the Willamette Week and Farma. The CC is “Oregon’s only competition exclusively for OMRI or OMRI-equivalent flower produced in the state without pesticides.”
For the second year in a row, I had the honor of judging the flower competition. During the first CC last year, I judged the THC category. This year, I volunteered to judge the CBD and 1:1 entries. I was gifted twelve entries to examine and there was the good, the bad and the ugly.Read more »