Cannavia Farmers Band Together to Maintain Independence, Financial Stability

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<![CDATA[Courtesy of Sol 7 FarmsAmber Speckman, who starting growing cannabis in 2013 in Northern California, owns Sol 7 Farms. When Amber Speckman started cultivating cannabis nearly a decade ago in Northern California, it was consistent with her passion to help people. Speckman’s background includes a master’s degree in marketing and business, but spending two years helping to nurse her mother, who died of cancer, motivated her to go back to school and earn degrees in holistic health and nutrition. Speckman then moved out of the country and opened a holistic health and wellness center, which she ran for seven years. But when her father’s health began to decline, she moved back home to take care of him and had a son at the time. To meet the financial needs of her family, Speckman put 25 cannabis plants in the ground, which she said was the legal number she could cultivate in 2013 with her medical license. “It was consistent with my passion to help people,” she said. “I’ve always loved natural medicine. And it was a way that I could work from home, take care of my family and then also provide natural health and medicine to people who needed it. So, that’s how I started cultivation about a decade ago.”Courtesy of Sol 7 FarmsThe owner of Sol 7 Farms, Speckman’s family operation now has seven team members who cultivate 14,000 square feet of cannabis and produce high-end flower from the Emerald Triangle. While Speckman doesn’t consider herself a legacy farmer, she’s passionate about keeping smaller farms in business, she said. Working toward that objective, she’s one of seven farm owners in the Emerald Triangle—including Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties—who joined forces to launch Cannavia, a cannabis company that is legally a corporation but aims to function in the spirit of a…

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