All the time. Its improved with time, but the stigma reaches all aspects (from banking to family relations).
Started our own company.
I don’t feel that you need cannabis experience to enter this industry. It parallels so many other spaces (CPGs, marketing, agriculture, manufacturing) that you can take your expertise and adapt it to match cannabis. Furthermore, the space is so new that there are few experts and constant innovation and change.
Depends on my mood :-).
Here’s Kaiya at the last Bloom Farms job fair!!
Utopia Farms is the cannabis brand committed to providing highly desirable, quality products. Specializing in artisan flowers, refined extracts, and nutritious edibles, Utopia Farms supports the cannabis community with variety, quality, and transparency.
When Kaiya Bercow, Jesse Bower, and Emily Bercow set out to create their cannabis brand, they were imagining a state of things in which everything was perfect. Hailing from the same hometown, they entered the industry as cultivators, perfecting their craft over years of study and work. Disheartened by the industry’s lack of quality, clean-tested products, they set out to develop a branded alternative to the unlabeled, un-tested products filling dispensaries shelves. Their commitment to consumers has resulted in a line of products focused on health, higher business ethics and unparalleled quality.
Utopia Farms knows that one size doesn’t fit all, and the beauty of medicating is in choice. That’s why they provide flower, extracts, and edibles. Utopia Farms’ signature flower is the C. Banana, a phenotype they’ve been cultivating for nearly a decade. With THC tests as high as 35%, this Sativa-dominant Hybrid is renowned for its powerful effects and fresh banana aromas. Utopia also cultivates Lambsbread, Taffy, and a variety of other strains. Their extracts are potent and pure with unique terpene and cannabinoid profiles and are available as processed trim, cured resin, and live resin grades. Utopia Farms’ macaroons (available in four flavors) are health-conscious and are made with raw, gluten-free, vegan, kosher-friendly, paleo-friendly and organic ingredients. Blended with their in-house extracts, these edibles take you higher!
Utopia’s products are lab tested with SC Labs, every batch, every time. Total transparency is one of the cornerstones of Utopia Farms practice and with that comes batch-testing to ensure purity, safety, and consistency. After undergoing full-spectrum testing, each product package is labeled with a batch number that is linked to a publicly available lab result, allowing you to know the potency, terpene pesticide, residual solvent, and microbiological test results. Utopia Farms works hard to provide trusted products and is at the forefront of California’s pesticide-free movement. Clean growing, clean ingredients, and a company that cares – #ThisIsUtopia.