Kush Comfort Farms – Spokane, WA
Back in 2014, Spokane native Daniel Harrington was sharing a joint with his friend, Joshua Zaretsky, when they decided to enter the emerging cannabis marketplace. Today, they own and operate Kush Comfort Farms, and have spent the last three years customizing their strain catalog and growing practices to meet the high standards they set for themselves upon entering the industry.
“We’re just excited to provide high-quality cannabis that’s grown with an organic mindset, so you know the ingredients going in are of the highest grade, and the herbs coming out are of the highest grade, too.” – Daniel Harrington, Co-Founder
Kush Comfort lies on unincorporated territory east of downtown Spokane, on a property converted from a rundown horse ranch into a Clean Green-certified farm. The Tier III farm encompasses 30,000 square feet of growing space, split between outdoor and indoor areas to ensure crop diversity. One 100-foot greenhouse serves as what Harrington calls their “grow ship,” holding a variety of strains that are transplanted to feed other grow houses. “Setting up our site, we wanted to embrace the diversity of environment we have onsite, and truly make a full-spectrum of cannabis that represents that,” Harrington says.
Out of legal necessity, Harrington and Zaretsky also oversee a separate processing facility on the other side of Spokane, where their product can be packed into strain-specific containers with designs commissioned from local artists. They also run a commercial kitchen for baking edibles and a solventless extraction center for concentrates.
“We’re all artists in this,” says Harrington, referring not only to his passions for poetry and playing music, but to his approach on growing cannabis. For two years, he, Zaretsky, and their eight additional employees sprouted roughly 3,000 seeds to eventually isolate 10 phenotypes that are exclusive to Kush Comfort—plus an additional 10 strains that are already well-established favorites to round out their catalog.
After the initial process of trial and error, Harrington says, “We’re just excited to provide high-quality cannabis that’s grown with an organic mindset, so you know the ingredients going in are of the highest grade, and the herbs coming out are of the highest grade, too.”