CANNABIS CULTURE – The Institute for Medical Cannabis Corporation (IMC Corp), Ponce Puerto Rico is the island’s first licensed inexperienced natural large-scale develop home.
This 25 acre facility is split from a bigger 1,200 acre farm, situated on a personal compound in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The location is right because of the sunny and dry climate with entry to vital water assets. We had the pleasure of interviewing Tamara Gonzalez, Shareholder and Sales Director of the Institute for Medical Cannabis (IMC) Corporation.
She took us on a tour of their immense facility and met with their very skilled and educated workforce. They’ve partnered with business leaders to create state-of-the-art agriculture system. The operation is designed to face up to hurricane wind, management temperature and humidity, and maximize Puerto Rico’s pure daylight.
On show have been a few of their most well-known merchandise from their manufacturing line, TuMedicina. Their manufacturing line consists of edibles, flowers and concentrates. Their flowers are all domestically and naturally grown which is then distributed to all of the dispensaries across the island.
“We are very proud to be the first cultivation plant in the Caribbean that has been certified Clean Green” states Tamara. Their hashish cultivation facility counts with the Clean Green certification. The Clean Green program is a nationwide certifier since 2004 for hashish cultivated utilizing sustainable, pure and organically based mostly practices. Legally, marijuana can’t be referred to as natural, regardless of how environmentally pleasant the cultivation practices used to develop it, because of the time period being federally regulated and the USDA doesn’t acknowledge hashish as a reputable agricultural crop. The Clean Green program was created as a approach to regulate authorized cannabis-products that referred to as themselves “organic”. This means their cultivation and manufactured merchandise they distribute are completely freed from chemical compounds and pesticides.
We requested Tamara about her present challenges and objectives, she replied, “since the industry is young, the only real competition right now is to continue to challenge and improve ourselves, be it in the quality of their products or acquiring personnel who are as driven, passionate and ambitious”. Tamara signifies the most important gratification has been to have the ability to assist and enchancment of the well being of the sufferers that eat their merchandise. “Patients tell me their stories of how our products have improved their conditions”, she states. As of this second the corporate’s present aim is to continue to grow and increasing their strains of merchandise.
Tamara’s recommendation for the business is to “be more inclusive in the workplace and include more women in this business”. Now greater than ever the ladies’s motion inside the business is being felt. Women proceed to take cost within the business as shareholders, activists, dispensary house owners and are elevating the environmentally inexperienced hashish motion in Puerto Rico.