The Flow Cannabis Institute Processing Center is the Hub for an Emerging Cannabis Supply Chain Built Around Local Sustainable Organic Farms
April 19, 2018 OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flow Kana, the premier sustainable sungrown cannabis provider embracing the independent craft farm ecosystem, today announced the opening of The Flow Cannabis Institute processing center. This facility offers independent, small-batch, craft cannabis farmers an opportunity to grow and thrive by bringing scale and the resources to all post-harvest activity, making it easy for the downstream market to access this world-renowned, exceptional regional product.
With the opening of the processing center, Flow Kana is able to provide a wide range of processing, co-packing, white label, and distribution services to a growing list of partners, including brands, dispensaries, distributors, and manufacturers, who strive to provide California consumers with organically cultivated, clean, compliant, and sustainable cannabis products.
We believe that California has the opportunity to build a unique agriculture supply chain of diversified independent farmers based on regenerative values which we can share with agriculture at large.
Michael Steinmetz, Flow Kana’s Co-Founder and CEO
Preserving the immense biological diversity that exists in this Northern California region is key to fighting against the monocropping culture of Big Ag we see moving into the cannabis industry today. The opportunity for California to create the gold standard for agriculture through cannabis is grand and the responsibility to do so even grander.
Earlier this month, WILLIE’S RESERVE cannabis brand announced availability in California, powered by Flow Kana. The carefully selected boutique strains are sourced from Flow Kana’s partner network of independent Northern California farms and then processed, packaged, and distributed throughout the state from The Flow Cannabis Institute.
With the processing center now online, Flow Kana plans to complete its manufacturing facility at The Flow Cannabis Institute within a year, offering bulk cannabis oil to other companies and manufacturers of specialty products such as topicals, tinctures, oils, and more. Cannabis inputs, known as biomass, for bulk oil manufacturing at the Institute will all be locally sourced from Flow Kana’s partner farmers, harnessing the bio-diversity, library of cannabinoids and strong terpene profiles found only in California’s Emerald Triangle region.
Flow Kana’s Flow Cannabis Institute sits in the heart of Mendocino County and is the world’s first cannabis campus and processing center. The Institute brings together the entire sungrown cannabis supply chain into one hyper-efficient campus, including lab testing, grading, processing, distribution, and manufacturing.
Just as small coffee farmers bring their coffee beans to a centralized facility to be dried, roasted, processed, and packaged for customers downstream, The Flow Cannabis Institute provides a centralized location for farmers to test, dry, cure, trim, process, package, manufacture, and distribute their harvest at a massive scale.
Flow Kana’s phased vision for The Institute is a cannabis education, wellness and resource center, where other states, nations, industries, and businesses can learn and collaborate on how to create an agricultural model centered around the small farmer and sustainable farming practices that can be replicated around the world.
About Flow Kana
Flow Kana is a pioneer in the cannabis industry, creating the first sustainable, sun-grown cannabis brand that embraces California values and the small independent farm ecosystem. Flow Kana partners with and gives scale to craft farmers in Northern California, who focus on beyond organic farming practices. The company offers a range of distribution and white label services to a variety of licensed cannabis companies who share the company’s values to provide consumers with clean, compliant and sustainable products through delivery to licensed retail operators throughout California. For more information, please visit www.flowkana.com, www.flowcannabisinstitute.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.