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Introducing the CIAO Interview Series: Exploring The Cannabis Industry in Oregon

The Hood Collective is excited to announce our partnership with the Cannabis Industry Alliance of Oregon (CIAO) to bring you a brand new interview series focused on topics of interest to Oregon's thriving cannabis industry. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, our first set of interviews were aptly timed to coincide with Earth Day.


In these interviews, we've had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the most influential leaders in the cannabis world to discuss the intersection of cannabis and sustainability. We're thrilled to share our conversations with:

  • Amanda Metzler, Co-owner of Bigsby Farms, who shares her journey in investing in solar power, enabling their farm to offset its entire electrical bill with solar energy generation.



  • Patrick Caldwell, the owner of P3 Distributing, who is on a mission to reduce the plastic waste generated by the cannabis industry, focusing on items like pop tops and mylar bags that have a significant environmental impact.



  • Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, who is dedicated to developing and preserving sustainable, sun-grown farming methods to produce high-quality, genetically diverse, and CBD-rich cultivars.



These interviews provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the cannabis industry as it strives to become more sustainable and environmentally responsible. By sharing the stories of these innovative leaders, we hope to inspire others to join the movement and contribute to a greener future for Oregon's cannabis sector.


As we continue to produce the CIAO Interview Series, we'd love to hear from you. What topics would you like to see covered in future interviews? Who are the industry leaders and change-makers that you think should be featured? Please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below or reach out to us on our social media channels.

Stay tuned for more insightful conversations as we explore the fascinating world of cannabis in Oregon. Together, we can make a positive impact on the industry and the environment.

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