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GL420 Enterprise is a Minority Woman Owned Cannabis Company in Los Angeles County, with a One-of-a-Kind Cultivation Facility that is now Open

GL420 Enterprise officially announces the grand opening of their 23,000 square foot state-of-the-art cultivation center located in the heart of Northridge

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – February 9, 2021 /Canna Newswire/ – GL420 Enterprise officially announces the grand opening of their 23,000 square foot state-of-the-art cultivation center located in the heart of Northridge. GL420 Enterprise is a state and city licensed facility for Cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution company.

Introducing GL420’s CEO and visionary, Gina Kang. Gina’s passion for the Cannabis plant is what initially inspired her to be part of this growing industry. Her 20 years in Real Estate experience as a successful business owner in Los Angeles has prepared her for the challenging environment of legal Cannabis. From the beginning she knew that her savvy business talents would be an asset to building a successful Cannabis business. With that in mind she set her sights on building a team, “the GL420 family” as she describes it, that would help GL420 Enterprise become a reality.

GL420’s CEO Gina Kang is a smart and fearless leader with a strong team that is poised to take the Cannabis industry to the next level with real world business experience and Cannabis experts that know great Cannabis.

When asked what she enjoys about Cannabis “Cannabis has changed my life in becoming a better person. Cannabis allows me to take a breath, calm my emotions and deal with challenges with reason.” The field of women in the Cannabis cultivation business has increased in the past decade and this entrepreneur is determined to be a part of this growing culture and community.
The GL420 team is a diverse group of experienced and passionate people that are dedicated to producing the very best quality products and service.

GL420’s executive team starts with her COO, Laszlo Nemeth and Chief Cultivation Officer, Steve Nemenyi. Much of the design and structure of GL420’s cultivation facility is based on Steve’s efficient cultivation practices alongside with Laszlo’s lifetime experience in building world class Cannabis cultivation facilities. Robert Lewis an industry vet, is the Director of Marketing and Distribution. Robert’s dynamic and successful business building background is the perfect fit for GL420.

GL420’s Brand Development Director, Rosemarie Gomes is a central figure in research and development and a hub across every department in the company. Brittany Vinci fits perfectly as Logistics Coordinator, she is an industry expert with her finger on the pulse of GL420, making sure all products meet required compliance and distributed to retail partners with efficiency.

The GL420 headquarters is a 23,000 square foot facility is truly unique and has an extremely efficient room by room grow process. The cycle of life at GL420 is a circle of many rooms designed for every stage of the growing process. Once the cycle begins, the momentum of growing never stops. From clone to container, every step is well controlled and overseen. This best-in-class facility has a projection of producing one hundred pounds of fully processed premium Cannabis per week.

The first set of products to be introduced from GL420 Enterprise is a brand of Cannabis concentrates called 5Carats. The ultra-premium line of concentrates will be available in the form of batters, sauces, and diamonds. They will be available in select California Cannabis retail stores starting the second week of February 2021. Press release to follow soon.

About GL420 Enterprise:
GL420 Enterprise was founded in 2017. GL420’s team is a group of passionate and compassionate professionals that are well seasoned in the Cannabis business. Every member of each department is committed to producing premium Cannabis that holds the highest standards of quality and purity. GL420 is dedicated to providing California retailers and customers excellent service and satisfaction. CA License: CCL20-0001916.

For more information on this exciting and dynamic company, please visit: www.gl420enterprise.com. California retailers can visit Leaflink for more information on products here: leaflink.com/menu/gl420.

Follow GL420 Enterprise on social media:
Instagram: @officialgl420 | Facebook: fb:/OfficialGL420

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Aaron Keefer, Culinary Gardener for The French Laundry, Joins Sonoma Hills Farm as VP of Cultivation and Production

Keefer, most recently worked as head culinary farmer for Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, which includes 3-Michelin Star restaurant The French Laundry

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Keefer and Team to Lead in Bringing Craft Cannabis to Farm-to-Table Lifestyle

PETALUMA, Calif. – February 17, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Sonoma Hills Farm, a premium craft cannabis farm and culinary garden located in Sonoma County, has appointed Aaron Keefer as vice president of cultivation and production. Keefer has been an adviser to Sonoma Hills Farm since 2018, and most recently worked as the head culinary farmer for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group (TKRG), which includes famed 3-Michelin Star restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, California.

Sonoma Hills Farm strives to be a cultural and educational intersection of small farm cannabis and traditional agriculture. The farm will cultivate and produce world-class cannabis for people who are passionate about the plant, from discerning consumers to those in the high-end culinary and hospitality industries. Last fall, the farm was granted the first one-acre conditional use permit for a cannabis grow in Sonoma County. The first harvest is planned for late 2020.

In addition to cultivating premium cannabis derived from both classic and unique strains, Keefer will also create a smaller version of a culinary garden, with the opportunity to showcase how cannabis is synergistic with traditional farming and can be integrated into a farm-to-table lifestyle. Alongside Keefer, permaculturists and Michelin-starred chefs have already assisted the farm in designing a one-acre chef garden and fruit orchard to fully integrate the natural ecosystems of the occupied land.

“We’ve always intended to be a beacon for the industry, and to lead in bringing craft cannabis to the farm-to-table lifestyle,” said Sam Magruder, partner at Sonoma Hills Farm. “Aaron has been a valued adviser and joins at the perfect time as we ready to build our cultivation facility and work toward our first harvest. Just as a highly-tended garden produces the best crops, and a well-managed vineyard is crucial to crafting a fine wine, the best cannabis is reliant upon the people that nurture it from seed to shelf. There’s no better person to cultivate and produce this cannabis than Aaron.”

A Love of Food and Obsession with Gardening, Keefer Calls Craft Cannabis Cultivation his “Dream Job”

Keefer’s green thumb and passion for the land emerged as a young child in his grandfather’s farm in upstate New York. As a teen he entered the restaurant industry, and later graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. During this time cannabis was a passion, and he even grew his first cannabis at age 15. He moved to California and honed his kitchen skills under notable Bay Area Chefs Julian Serrano and Michael Chiarello. He subsequently became the Executive Chef at Marin Country Club and was later promoted as its Food and Beverage Director.

A serendipitous stage/internship at The French Laundry Culinary Garden rekindled his childhood love of farming. Chef Keller’s insistence on growing the most unusual and highest quality vegetables provided him the challenge to connect with botany at the highest professional level.

Within five years he was being invited to become a keynote speaker at some of the most prestigious farming conferences in the country, including the annual Seed Savers Exchange conference, The Culinary Institute of America’s Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Harvest Festival. He also taught at Google’s teaching kitchen as part of their farm-to-table program. In recent years, Keefer advised three-Michelin starred SingleThread and Saison farms, as well as launching other farm projects. With his expanding knowledge of agriculture, he returned to cultivating medical cannabis as a passion project, working with Grassroots and Apothecarium in San Francisco.

“Craft cannabis cultivation has long been on my radar as a dream job, and with the plant becoming mainstream and more accepted, I know the time is right. I’m passionate about dedicating myself, and honing my craft, to create world-class cannabis products in an environment that we are proud of,” said Keefer. “Over the past couple of years I have gotten to know the Sonoma Hills Farm team, their ethos and their mission. This venture will allow me to work on my skills at the highest level, with some of the best people in the business.”

Exceptional Sustainable Farming Practices, and the Future of Sonoma County Agriculture

Sonoma Hills Farm is nestled on 40-acres of naturally farmed land within some of the nation’s premier wine terroir and appellation in the Petaluma Gap.

Cannabis cultivation will be a total of one acre of land split between two locations on the property: a 28,560 sq/ft outdoor cannabis garden farmed with dry farming techniques, and a 10,000 sq/ft state-of-the-art controlled environment agriculture (CEA) greenhouse for cannabis cultivation with an attached 5,000 sq/ft facility for indoor cultivation, plant propagation and strain development. The outdoor plot will occupy the old footprint of three large chicken barns.

The farm is designed, and will continue to be built, to exceed expectations for this type of operation, from farming methods and land preservation, to energy and water conservation. Using exceptional sustainability practices and by being good stewards of the land, the Sonoma Hills Farm team hopes to lessen the stigma against cannabis and educate the community on the promise of the plant, as well as the important role it will play in the future of small agriculture in Sonoma County.

“Done right, cannabis cultivation is a true connoisseurship not seen in many businesses other than wine, whisky, mescal, and cigars. You can taste and smell the nuances,” added Keefer. “To really succeed, hard work is what gets the results. This is what we intend to do at Sonoma Hills Farm.”

About Sonoma Hills Farm
Sonoma Hills Farm is a premium craft cannabis farm and culinary garden on 40-acres of land in the Sonoma Valley’s Petaluma Gap appellation, one of the nation’s premier wine terroirs.

Sonoma Hills Farm strives to be a cultural and educational intersection of small farm cannabis and traditional agriculture. The farm will cultivate and produce world-class cannabis for people who are passionate about the plant, from discerning consumers to those in the high- end culinary and hospitality industries.

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What’s In Your Cannabis Products?

California’s first ‘conscious cannabis’ retailer offering a carefully curated selection of best-in-class products defined by rigorous quality standards

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HerbaBuena’s Online Store Answers the Call For ‘Conscious Cannabis’ with Quality Standards Consumers Can Trust, and California Statewide Delivery

Supporting Regenerative Cultivation, Whole Plant Intelligence and Organic Ingredients; Weeding Out Distillate, Isolate, Hydrocarbons, Petrochemicals and Artificial Ingredients

NAPA, Calif. – August 15, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Cannabis turned a deeper shade of green with the launch of HerbaBuena (www.HerbaBuena.com), California’s first ‘conscious cannabis’ retailer offering a carefully curated selection of best-in-class products defined by rigorous quality standards. Advocating sustainability and well-being for people and planet, HerbaBuena supports beyond organic ingredients, sun grown and regenerative cultivation, craft production and full spectrum products, while rejecting industrialized cultivation practices, hydrocarbon extraction processes, distillate, using corn syrup and non-organic product ingredients.

“When the definition of quality is left to the venture capitalists and the historical remnants of a black market, we end up with unsustainable cultivation practices and chemically extracted, additive-laden products virtually devoid of the plant’s most valuable therapeutic properties,” says Alicia Rose, Founder & CEO of HerbaBuena. “We have evaluated dozens of brands and hundreds of products, and literally only a handful met our minimum quality standards – products we’d be comfortable putting in our own bodies every day.”

Rose founded HerbaBuena in 2015 to set a new standard of purity, quality and sophistication for cannabis. Informed by an 18-year career as a successful business and branding consultant for some of the world’s most prestigious wineries, Rose believes in representing the highest expression of this extraordinary plant and its healing benefits.

“Quality cannabis should, first and foremost, offer a balanced, feel-good effect, which is best achieved when the plant’s full-spectrum of therapeutic potential is cultivated and carefully maintained throughout production,” adds Rose. HerbaBuena advocates the highest level of efficacy combined with earth-conscious, sustainable practices, ranging from cultivation methods and processing techniques, to product ingredients and packaging.

Michael Straus, who helped launch his family’s pioneering Straus Family Creamery and has spent twenty five years developing the market for organic food and sustainability practices, joined HerbaBuena in 2016 as VP Business Development. “We want people to know that when they shop with us, our products have been vetted according to the highest possible standards,” said Straus.

“In our experience, the full benefits of cannabis are realized when you rely on, rather than attempt to recreate, the plants’ natural lifecycle and inherent complexities,” explains Rose. “Just like the world’s greatest wines, the goal is to obtain a state of total harmony and balance.”

While mass market cultivators churn out vast quantities of bud in highly-accelerated cycles, HerbaBuena advocates Biodynamic, craft and regenerative farming techniques to support development of the plant’s 400+ unique therapeutic compounds over the course of the natural seven-month growing season. When it comes to extraction, advocates of holistic medicine know that bioavailability and efficacy improve when you take advantage of the whole plant, and protecting this full spectrum of attributes in farming and production is key to obtaining what’s known as the entourage effect. Methods designed to extract single compounds, like distillates of THC or CBD, don’t offer the same full-spectrum therapeutic benefit.

HerbaBuena’s collection –specializing in hand-crafted products designed to address the most common ailments of modern life including anxiety, pain, sleep and sexual health – includes tinctures, topicals, edibles, vape, concentrates and a line of HerbaBuena’s own Demeter-Certified Biodynamic products. In the coming months, Rose and Straus plan to roll out an expanded line of HerbaBuena products and new compelling brands, while they simultaneously work on the development of a large, purpose-built  immersive retail destination in Santa Rosa … like a world-class winery, but for weed.

About HerbaBuena
HerbaBuena is an ultra-premium cannabis company committed to educating people about the therapeutic value of cannabis while helping to lead the industry with an unwavering set of quality standards. An early pioneer in the craft and conscious cannabis movement, HerbaBuena introduced the first-ever Demeter Certified Biodynamic cannabis in California in 2015. HerbaBuena offers a thoughtfully-curated collection of products available for delivery throughout California with same-day delivery in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as twice per week delivery throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan regions. www.HerbaBuena.com.

Follow HerbaBuena on social media:
Facebook: fb:/HerbaBuena | Instagram: @HerbaBuena | Twitter: @HerbaBuena

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