How Chalice Brands’ Derek Rayhorn Works: Cannabis Workspace

How Chalice Brands’ Derek Rayhorn Works: Cannabis Workspace

<![CDATA[Name: Derek RayhornLocation: Portland, Ore.Title: Director of Cultivation, Chalice BrandsOne word to describe your cultivation style: GreenhouseIndoor, outdoor, greenhouse or a combination: GreenhouseCan you share a bit of your background and how you and your company got to the present day?I’ve been growing cannabis for nearly two decades. I started my commercial cannabis career in Arizona when they passed their medical laws and was there for four years, making a reputation growing top-shelf cannabis. During this time, I learned to listen to the plants, selecting the best match of genetics for the environment.My business partners and I were recruited to work in Oregon by an investor looking to establish a cannabis brand and manage the business. Months before Oregon started issuing recreational licenses, we created what would soon be award-winning flower. I worked for that company for five years and then left for new opportunities with Chalice Brands at the company’s greenhouse cultivation facility, Bald Peak Farm. Over my career in the cannabis industry, I’ve maintained my focus on the plant, the culture and the cannabis community. Bringing this focus into Bald Peak Farm’s state-of-the-art facility has allowed us to grow our first of many award-winning genetics. What tool or software in your cultivation space can you not live without?Our environmental control system, by Wadsworth Controls, allows me to remotely monitor and control our greenhouse environment—I can adjust fans, lights and other environment settings all from my laptop, which helps me ensure the perfect growing environment for our cannabis plants, 24/7. Having this system gives me the most peace of mind.What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your business in the last six months?I purchased a $15 misting system from Home Depot, which helps me keep the humidity higher in one of our greenhouses. I could have spent…

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