Receipt of the licenses enabled Glass House Brands to right away start cultivation actions on the SoCal facility, which included an preliminary switch of roughly 30,000 clones from the corporate’s close by cultivation facility in Santa Barbara, CA. First harvest from the power is anticipated to happen within the third quarter of 2022.
“The receipt of the required licenses for our SoCal Facility is one of Glass House’s most significant milestones to date, and we are beyond thrilled to initiate planting in our recently converted greenhouse,” ays Kyle Kazan, Glass House Chairman and CEO. “With our first harvest only months away and the first phase of the retrofit of the SoCal Facility nearing completion, we are on track to becoming the leader in cannabis cultivation capacity. However, it is our best-in-class craft cannabis cultivation practices and our high-quality and low-cost production capabilities that will provide us with a competitive advantage in the world’s largest cannabis market.”
“This is a momentous achievement for Glass House, one that we have been anxiously awaiting since completing the acquisition of the SoCal Facility six months ago,” says Graham Farrar, President and Chief Cannabis Officer. “It will enable us to produce amazing sun-grown indoor quality at close-to-outdoor cost, providing a durable competitive advantage that allows us to be successful in any market condition. In addition, the facility’s location in an ideal climate, and its solar and cogeneration capabilities make it significantly more energy-efficient, with remarkably lower carbon emissions compared to other greenhouse operations. We are very proud of the team, incredibly excited to have initiated planting, and are looking forward to our first harvest later this year. The speed with which the team executed our purchase-to-planting journey was truly impressive.”
“Our investment in the SoCal facility was a bold move to survive commoditization and the unsustainable pricing therein,” Kazan provides. “We anticipated that this depressed market condition would come eventually when we founded the company, and we feel confident that we will weather it because of the high quality and very low-cost capabilities that the SoCal facility provides.”
To rejoice this milestone, Glass House launched a video depicting the supply of the ceremonial first clone to the licensed facility.
The SoCal Facility consists of six, high-tech, environmentally managed agricultural greenhouses totaling roughly 5.5 million sq. toes, positioned on a 165-acre property in Ventura County, CA. The Phase I retrofit entails the optimization of roughly 1.7 million sq. toes of the SoCal Facility for high-quality hashish cultivation. Included within the first section retrofit is the conversion of two greenhouses, one among which is able to include a nursery for clones to help the whole facility, and the opposite of which will probably be used for flowering and have a capability of roughly 180,000 dry kilos of hashish per 12 months. Also included, and below building is a packhouse for processing and a separate distribution middle which is able to help the cultivation operations.
Glass House Farms Nets License for New Southern California Facility