July 27, 2016
Now I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not a month late in celebrating the longest day of the year. Today on the No BS Blog, we welcome Solstice, a cornerstone local cannabis producer, into the fold here at BPR.
In early 2011, Solstice came online to establish a legitimate and consistent source of cannabis, improving access points for medical users in a market that was still very much an unregulated gray area. Later that same year, they became the first commercial cannabis production company in Washington State. Since this time, their contribution to the medical and recreational community has been invaluable, and it hasn’t stopped at just providing high-quality cannabis. Solstice and its leadership has been heavily involved with drafting groundbreaking legislation for the industry, including the collective garden model to further improve safe access to cannabis. In short, their fingerprints are all over cannabis legalization in Washington State.
They’ve also got six tenets that remain the foundation for their decisions as a leading cannabis producer, and you can read more about Facility, Genetics, Cultivation, Processing, Relationships, and Accountability here. But the people behind the dream are what make this producer so special, and so successful. They believe in a greater mission for cannabis and its users, whether they’ve found the plant for medical reasons or just want to enjoy the best pre-roll in the state after a long day at work. They honor different communities of people, and go above and beyond to make sure the quality of life for their patients cannot be higher. They’ve always put the patient first, and continue to stand with that group despite their success in the recreational space and some poorly timed adjustments to the medical market here in Washington State.
We can’t wait to help tell their story. As Solstice President Will Denman notes in that piece, this is not a short road, and there may never be a finish line. But we’re more than happy to be along for the ride.