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Growing from modest beginnings in Oregon 10 years ago, Dicot officially branched out in November of 2015 in hopes of providing the Arizona market with the finest all-natural, affordable cannabis. Since then, they’ve made a name for themselves not only by winning awards, including several Errl Cups, but by providing a consistent, quality medication to their patients. “Dicot is a small company with a big reputation,” notes CEO Alan Kamben, “and we strive to provide organic grasses to the masses while pushing the level of sustainability, raising the bar [for] organics, enforcing transparency and educating likeminded people—it’s a simple system that’s often overcomplicated.”
By “keeping it simple,” Alan and his team of 12 can stay agriculturally-minded and remain focused on “consistency, sustainability, cleanliness and leaving as little [of an ecological] footprint as possible.” They achieve this by growing in organic native living soil, free from pesticides and synthetic nutrients. Dicot also includes symbiotic plants such as Crimson Clover (an Italian clover that feeds Nitrogen to the soil from the atmosphere), introduces ‘beneficial’ insects like ladybugs, supports a fully non-automated grow system and cultivates 100 percent of their product by hand. “You can’t beat evolution,” remarks Alan. “The plant’s not going to tell you its secrets if you don’t pay attention to it.”
In the end, the product speaks for itself. But it takes a lot of time, patience and dedication to produce a consistently effective product time after time. And like a finely-tuned machine, Dicot continues to produce more than 100 pounds per week of terpene-packed, organic cannabis from their 17,000-square-foot space dedicated to cultivation. The rotating crop features between 16-18 strains across approximately 1,800 plants and includes varieties such as Dawg Cookies, Blackberry, Dicot OG, Trinity Blueberry, the award-winning OG #18 and many more. I can’t wait to see what’s next on the horizon for the fine folks at Dicot Farms.