The cannabis industry went on a bullish run over the past decade while more and more states began declaring it legal. Now, people like Joshua Hapt are out to create an empire in the growing industry while also helping other people maximize the market’s potential.
Joshua Haupt was the Chief Cultivation Officer of Schwazze, a data-driven cannabis growth operator leveraging best practices to intentionally grow by design and outpace the market, and the founder of Pono Publications, Cultivation Max and Success Nutrients. In addition, Haupt is the author of “Three-a-Light,” a book that walks people through the process of cultivating your own cannabis at home. Haupt created a new business called Pono Publications and sold hundreds of copies of his new book via the Internet for $500. After promoting and selling his book, Haupt was approached by numerous commercial grow operations in multiple states requesting his help to improve their yield. To maximize this opportunity, Haupt created a consulting service called Cultivation Max, which he staffed with master growers he had trained working at his large commercial grow operations.
Haupt created a line of nutrients for complimenting the growth of a cannabis plant throughout its life cycle. Haupt’s early techniques for growing placed tremendous stress on the plants, and without proper nourishment at the right time, the plants would likely hermaphrodite and fill the flowers with seeds. Since there were no cannabis-specific nutrients available when Haupt was developing his growing methods, he decided to create one of his own: a new company called Success Nutrients. Haupt started working with agriculture chemists at Colorado State University, innovating a nine-part nutrient line designed to support the growth of a cannabis plant at each significant phase of its life cycle.
Joshua Haupt and his cannabis brand, Artsy Cannabis, have top shelf quality products created by the strains they are growing. They do not own retail outlets that sell their products, but sell to all the shelves in the state that are looking to expand their product offering. It came down to the fact that there are very few cultivation-only companies growing top-tier cannabis products.
Joshua saw a unique opportunity to support cultivators worldwide that want to focus on their strengths and what they love. They can achieve this with the support of the Artsy brand. Joshua envisions a global cannabis brand operating in multiple states and countries. But most importantly, they would be giving back to communities within cannabis and those that benefit from cannabis. One of those is LPP or Last Prisoner Project, which supports getting prisoners out behind bars for non-violent cannabis crimes. Another cause Joshua hopes to support more is Wounded Warrior, an organization that supports veterans who have conditions that cannabis can support, allowing them to live their lives rather than being doped up on opioids and not functioning in society. In addition, research funds that support forward thinking solutions by utilizing cannabis and CBD to battle cancers rather than relying solely on chemotherapy.
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