Weedbush Lovers – Othello, WA
The successful passing of I-502 inspired many to uproot their lives to become part of the green rush here in Washington state. Tom Buggia left California to find his own way in this brand new industry, and since 2015 Weedbush Lovers has been proving he made the right decision. As Owner and Overseer of Production, Buggia is very involved in the grow process—despite having no professional gardening experience. He made it a point early on “to learn from the mistakes made by the first farms [in the industry].” Driven by the new opportunities and challenges in this cannabis space, Buggia put down roots in Othello, Washington to establish his brand.
Just east of Othello sits a sprawling, 30,000-square-foot farm with rows of cannabis set in pots of soil alongside full greenhouses. “We focus on one big harvest with two smaller harvests alongside [the big one],” says Buggia. With less than a dozen people doing everything from harvesting to processing to marketing, Weedbush has become a tight and efficient Tier III operation. Their hard work is paying off, and Weedbush products can now be found on store shelves from Bellingham to Spokane.
“We’re trying to stand apart with the genetics we produce,” notes Buggia as he explains the farm’s breeding program. With an obvious emphasis on the science of cannabis plants, Buggia seeks to breed new strains with all the best characteristics for optimizing production. “Our goal is to create high-THC strains that harvest early, with high bud-to-leaf ratios,” explains Buggia. To realize this goal, he reached out to the University of Washington to find horticulture students who were interested in joining the cannabis revolution. Weedbush Lovers stands apart as a company actively trying to shape the genetic future of cannabis in Washington State.
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