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.
Read Joseph Ditler’s “Bend man starts marijuana-related businesses”: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/marijuana/3733379-151/bend-man-starts-marijuana-related-businesses