California-based Flow Kana has purchased land previously owned by Fetzer Family Winery in Mendocino County to create the Flow Cannabis Institute, which will process cannabis grown by dozens of local farmers to be sold with its label and their own names. The company spent $3.5mm to acquire the 80 acres and facility.
This is about how we take a small craft farmer industry to scale. Bringing everybody together really creates the volume to compete with these larger players.
Michael Steinmetz, Flow Kana CEO
The company expects Flow Cannabis Institute to be operational later this year and plans to later introduce extraction services. Flow Kana, which has positioned itself in the California market as a solution to the threat of “big cannabis” that many fear legalization could create, also plans to operate a bed & breakfast and retreat experience on its new property.
Read Peter Hecht’s “Famed Northern California winery site to become pot production center”: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/california-weed/article145263369.html