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SLEEPY CANDY MAKER AWAKENS AN EDIBLES COMPANY

The Organic Candy Factory is a 10-year-old Southern California company that makes treats free of gelatin and gluten and pesticides. And, as of Wednesday, OCF is a producer of weed-infused sweets for hemp health specialist Vertical Wellnesss.
Reuters

  • Edible products have been the hands-down winner in the undeclared quarantine popularity contest.
  • The company, which has no professional Mary Jane history, becomes a $110M operation. Vertical Wellness Chief Executive Smoke Wallin said he expects Organic Candy Company earnings of $21M in 2021 and $78M in 2022.

Quick Hits

  1. Allen Hackett and Marie Montmarquet’s vertically integrated enterprise stretches from San Francisco to the Central Coast and happens to be Black owned.
    SF Weekly
  2. Humboldt County’s Rio Dell (pop. 3,400) is the rare town that has come out of quarantine “better than we’ve been in a long, long time.”
    Lost Coast Outpost