co-ops are a great way for small farms to grow and expand.
Co-ops are small farms that join together to create a much larger farm.
By joining together, they can offer a larger and more steady supply of marijuana products to distribution facilities. The farmers share expenses and they share the profits as well. I bought a 30 acre farm west of the river and the person that owns the farm previously was growing marijuana. I felt that I could continue with that tradition, so I spoke with the owner of the cooperative farm. It wasn’t easy to simply transfer my name to the ownership and then start working on the coop. I had to contact the law firm that represents the coop and I had to fill out a ton of paperwork. The consultant from the law firm helped me with every step of the way. The transfer process took a couple of weeks. After that, I was a member of the co-op. The rules for the co-op are pretty easy to follow and every one of the farmers work together to make sure that we can all be successful. When we have questions or problems that require a lawyer, we contact the consultants that help with the paperwork. The rest of the decisions are made by the board. I’m not a member of the board yet, but I still get a vote when it comes to things at the co-op. My farm is doing well since I joined the coop and I feel really good about the decision to buy the marijuana farm and join the industry. I wasn’t sure that it was a good decision, but after 18 months I still love being a marijuana farmer.