Vanguard Broadcasts Live from Cannabis Nursery, Company Seeks to Move to Yolo County

The Dark Heart Nurseries looks and is run like any other nursery facility, except the product is cannabis.

On Thursday evening, the Vanguard toured the Dark Heart Cannabis Nursery in Oakland and then broadcast live with a discussion of the emerging cannabis industry and the work of Dark Heart.

Dan Grace, who co-founded the company nine years ago, told the Vanguard that on August 1 he will be in Yolo County petitioning the Board of Supervisors to allow him to bring his innovative nursery to Yolo County.

He explained that right now they operate like any nursery, supplying plants to dispensaries and other clients.  They do $10 million in business every year, even as they run their operation out of a relatively small industrial warehouse in Oakland.  Their hope is to open a facility in rural Yolo County where they can have traditional greenhouses on an acre or two of property.

Mr. Grace explained that they run their company like any other nursery.  While he is an activist in addition to a business owner, he hires a lot of people with a background in botany and traditional nurseries rather than in cannabis.

Here is the full hour-long interview with Dan Grace, joined by Jennifer, one of his employees, and Eric Gudz, a local activist who helps to run local cannabis advocacy.

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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