Carver Family Farm Plans to Bring Quality, Variety to New Mexico’s Adult-Use Market: The Starting Line


<![CDATA[Three partners have come together to launch Carver Family Farm, an aspiring adult-use cannabis microbusiness based in Albuquerque, N.M., that plans to bring quality and variety to the state’s forthcoming adult-use cannabis market.“One of the things I’m excited about is Albuquerque has a huge microbrewery and craft distillery culture here, and I think that craft cannabis is going to be the next big thing for Albuquerque,” Matt Muñoz, the company’s chief innovation and finance officer (CIFO), tells Cannabis Business Times.Muñoz and the company’s other two partners, Chief Cultivation Officer Andrew Brown and Chief Operations Relations Officer Erika Hartwick Brown, a husband-and-wife team, are seeking to secure multiple adult-use licenses to become a vertically integrated cannabis microbusiness.The trio applied in August for a producer license, which it received in mid-December. The New Mexico Cannabis Control Division (CCD) opened the application process for retail and manufacturing licenses last month, and Carver Family Farms will apply for those, as well.Photos by Andrew BrownCarver Family Farm runs an organic, no-till living soil indoor cultivation operation.“We’re focusing on an organic, no-till, living soil indoor operation,” Muñoz says. “Erika and Andrew have been patients since New Mexico had a medical cannabis program. They’ve been personal producers at their home, so they’ve been growing from there and perfecting this crop ever since.”Muñoz says cannabis has also been a big part of his life after he was arrested at age 18 on possession charges.“It took me five years to graduate from high school because of it,” he says. “I lost my scholarships. It’s something that’s been a part of my life since I was young. It’s something that I believe in.”While Erika and Andrew applied for one of New Mexico’s 34 medical cannabis business licenses nearly a decade ago, they did not ultimately secure a license when the…

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