Caliva opened as a chic dispensary in the industrial heart of San Jose in July of 2015. With over 150,000 square feet of space, the founding powers behind Caliva knew early on they didn’t just want to be a dispensary. Over 75 percent of the building is now dedicated to growing indoor cannabis. Apart from flowering gardens, the space features a mother room, clone rooms, veg room, dry rooms, curing rooms and areas for potting and harvesting. There is a lab onsite, so technicians can test and develop strains for optimal performance at each growing phase.
“Nurturing plants from their early stages fosters a special relationship between our employees, the plants and our customers, as we are all constantly seeing the full lifecycle of the process.” – Rosie Rothrock, Caliva Marketing and Branding VP
“Developing a genetic library onsite from seed to sale is a unique way to tie consumer demands directly to product development,” says Rosie Rothrock, VP of Caliva’s Marketing and Branding. “Nurturing plants from their early stages fosters a special relationship between our employees, the plants and our customers, as we are all constantly viewing the full lifecycle of the process.” By growing the majority of their cannabis in-house, Caliva can offer a consistent product, as well as be independent from unpredictable clone availability and inconsistent genetics.
By keeping everything under one roof, Caliva also cuts costs and saves resources that are traditionally used in transportation and packaging. Caliva is dedicated to environmentally-conscious products; their gardens feature micro-irrigation systems that reduce water usage and run off. Staff members recycle and recharge soil mediums, while automated temperatures and humidity levels use 25 percent less energy than industry standards. With environmental automation, each room can be adjusted to optimal growing conditions of specific strains.
Caliva-grown strains will be available at their dispensary in the coming months. Caliva is also in the process of developing a signature Caliva Rosin, as well as other products made from their in-house flowers and extracts.