Penalized Previously, Oregon Entrepreneur Now Supplies the Cannabis Industry

DaKine coco coir

Two decades ago, Kelly Martin was sitting in federal prison, finishing out serving a 2 1/2 year sentence for growing cannabis.  Today, his Oregon-based DaKine 420 sells over $700K of nutrients and growing media to the cannabis industry.  He also owns the website CannaFo, a website that is “all things cannabis”.

DaKine 420 sells a fluffy, dry, brown substance called coir, a finely chopped fiber made from coconut husk. Martin said he imports his supply from India in compressed, 5-pound bricks that he breaks down, adds nutrients to and sells in 800-pound totes or 1.5-cubic-foot bags. He moves about 20 tons of it a month, he said. He also sells fertilizers.

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