Soil farms benefit from county medical pot grows

Apr 4, 2014 7:05 PM

The outdoor grow season for medical marijuana farmers is here, and local growers say soil companies like The Worm Farm in Durham are thriving off of an industry that continues to be controversial in Butte County.

The six compost mixes the farm makes, some with worm castings, make for fresh, high quality pot growing soil.

While the Worm Farm's co-owner admits he has a stake in the fate of medical marijuana industry, he also believes in the crop he's indirectly helping to grow.

“I have too many customers that come to me with stories, horror stories, of people not being able to eat, not being able to function on a daily basis,” John Stewart said. “Then all of a sudden they use cannabis, they eat, their weight picks up, their activity levels increase.”

Stewart said a big part of what they do is education, and they expect to host 250 kids this month, where they'll learn about things such as worm anatomy and composting.


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