Gold Seal SF: Perfecting the Art of Cannabis

Gold Seal SF (GSSF) – San Francisco, CA

The Place:

On January 17 of this year, Gold Seal SF (GSSF) became the first locally-permitted cannabis cultivator and distributor in San Francisco. Their mission? To consistently provide the highest-quality boutique and exotic flowers for cannabis connoisseurs. GSSF is known for their flagship strains Cherry Cheesecake and Red Congolese, and the DOPE team saw firsthand the critical components of high-end, hand-crafted flower cultivators who avoid the so-called “race to the bottom.”

Gold Seal SF (GSSF) - San Francisco, CA
Gold Seal SF (GSSF) – San Francisco, CA

The People

A small, owner-operated business with a hands-on cultivator, the GSSF team has learned by trial and error. They boast a collective forty years of experience in cannabis, and put to work the age-old adage of quality over quantity. As Aaron Flynn, Co-Owner/Chief Compliance Officer, declares, “It’s all about passion and the right team . . . In the absolute quagmire of the new regulatory environment, [you have to] collaborate or die in this next generation of cannabis.” Neil Dellacava is Co-Owner/Head of Sales and Marketing, and the final teammate of the GSSF trifecta is Tyson Graham.

Gold Seal SF (GSSF) - San Francisco, CA
Gold Seal SF (GSSF) – San Francisco, CA

The Product

Co-Owner/Head of Cultivation Operations, also known as the Jedi Master, Tyson loves “impressing the people who know their stuff and know the difference; they’re our fans.” Graham’s previous experience with Dragonfish Farms completed GSSF’s strong management team when the two joined forces in 2017. Graham emphasizes the “fade,” or flushing plants of excessive nutrient buildup at the end of the bloom cycle. The fade, combined with a gentle, slow cure, creates ideal taste, smooth smoke and experience that everyone—not just the pros—will appreciate. GSSF follows this proven process with a focus on hand-trimming (no machines or outsourcing here), striving to be at the forefront of new genetics, and is “always searching for that unicorn of a plant.” And I’m more than happy to test out these delicious, potential unicorns!

Gold Seal SF (GSSF) - San Francisco, CA
Gold Seal SF (GSSF) – San Francisco, CA

Website: www.goldsealsf.comInstagram: @goldsealsf


 

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