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Copperstate Farms CEO Explains Why Being A SSO In Cannabis Is A Strategy That Works

The Copperstate team has kept with the Arizona market

In 1998, a young Canadian found himself a lottery winner. After collecting his jackpot, the man decided to use his winnings to create a hydroponic greenhouse in the best location in North America.  

In his quest to find the ideal location, he worked with a few University professors who determined Snowflake, Arizona, to be one of the best places for a greenhouse. 

Contrary to its name, the city of Snowflake is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. It has an elevation of 5,000 ft. from sea level which makes the number of joules of sunlight it receives quite intense and ideal for growing and cultivating cannabis. As a result, the cannabis plants are powered by the sun for about 9-10 months of the year. The city also has an outstanding and clean source of water to draw from.

Following its formation, the greenhouse continued to grow and went through a couple of different owners. In 2016, the founders of Copperstate Farms Fife Symington and Scott Barker acquired the greenhouse from NatureSweet. Symington came into the acquisition with almost 20+ years of greenhouse experience. And as a large-scale agricultural expert, he brought that sensibility of how to do large agriculture to cannabis.

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