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- Website: high-noon.org
High Noon Cult – Oregon City, OR
Out past Oregon City, Oregon, lies what may be my own personal heaven: land with a wine-producing vineyard, apple orchard, horses, pigs, cows, a couple dogs and a cannabis farm called High Noon Cult (short for cultivation). The somewhat edgy name came about after months of musings between Ty Lewis and his wife of 18 years, Janeen Sandvig. Lewis and his wife are the sole owners, operators and growers at High Noon Cult. They practice an all-organic, indoor and no-till cultivation techniques, resulting in dense flowers with complex, intoxicating aromas that fly off the shelves at Oregon dispensaries.
High Noon’s commitment to producing high-quality cannabis starts in the soil, including a top dressing of raw nutrients and beneficial insects. This hands-on approach continues into harvest, as they hang whole plants to dry, then hand-trim and cure the buds in a fastidious fashion, ensuring they generate flower fit for cannabis connoisseurs. Speaking of specialty cannabis, High Noon has quite the following for their in-house creation, High Noon Irish Cream, a cross between The Real McCoy and Cookies and Cream. It’s a long-lasting, high-THC strain for those who appreciate a deep, cerebral body buzz and treatmen for chronic pain. High Noon grows more than a dozen strains that are mostly sativa-leaning.
This marriage of inventive cannabis farming didn’t happen by accident. College brought the husband-and-wife team together, although Lewis’ business and anthropology studies gradually shifted to cannabis cultivation out of practicality. Sandvig is a third-generation cannabis grower who learned everything from her grandmother, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Sandvig then taught Lewis everything she knew and passed the business torch to him as she began to focus on raising their two young children … potentially the fourth generation of cannabis cultivators? We can only hope!