Kyle Kushman is an internationally renowned marijuana cultivator whose collaborations have earned 13 Medical Cannabis Cups awards, including three US Cannabis Cups for Best Flowers. All awards were earned by utilizing Kushman’s Vegamatrix, winner of the coveted STASH Award from High Times Magazine in 2014 as Best New Nutrient.
Currently, Kushman is filming weekly and streams content both produced and live on HomeGrownCannabisCo.com where education about cannabis from around the world is taught and discussed in Kyle’s unique way.
Kushman educated on the Netflix Series, Explained, “Weed”, which aired July 2018. Vegamatrix is seen in the Netflix series Disjointed and was used in the Vice Series Bong Appetite along with Kushman’s Flowers. He created courses for both Green Flower Media and Oaksterdam University.
In 2019 Kushman was awarded the 420 Icon Award by Cannabis Business Awards and in 2018 Cultivator of the Year Award by Green State and San Francisco Chronicle. He’s cultivated and consulted in both small and commercial scale facilities throughout his career. He’s best known for cultivating premium cannabis that is clean and healthy. Recognized for several cannabis strains including the world- famous Strawberry Cough, Cherry Lopez, Starberry, and Alexander and specialized breeding continues in several collaborations throughout the world.
Kyle Kushman is a 30-year veteran of Organic Cannabis Cultivation. After working the Q&A section of the High Times website for several years, Kyle was hired as a staff journalist and cultivation expert for High Times magazine. In 2004 Kyle left New York and his job at High Times to go back to cultivating and experimenting with organic growing.
California provided a legal atmosphere to grow where Kyle started Karma Consulting in 2006; a consulting service for Proposition 215 medicinal cannabis gardens.
Kushman’s articles have been featured in High Times Magazine for over 25 years. In 2009 he began teaching advanced horticulture classes at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California. Later that year, Kyle began cultivating with his own methodology of Veganics. He taught Earth- Friendly Cannaculture classes using organics and Veganics at the OU Oakland Campus, the North Bay learning center at Peace In Medicine in Sebastopol, and in Ann Arbor Michigan to a class of over 300 students.
Kushman Veganics is featured in the Jan. 2011 issue of High Times with a full 12 pages; coincidentally it was High Times’ 420th issue! Since then, there have been numerous articles published nationally about Kyle and his innovative techniques including the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy, MG Magazine and the New York Times to name a few.
Kyle has studied and used almost every nutrient, gadget and piece of equipment on the market today. This experience, his reputation as an internationally renowned cultivator and Cannabis Cup winner provides continuous opportunities to contribute as a freelancer to national and international publications. His genetics are currently available in clone form and in seed form and he continues to innovate on a regular basis.
Kyle has dedicated his life to understanding cannabis cultivation and to help normalize its use. Kyle has partnered with both Oaksterdam University and Green Flower Media for to bring Kyle’s Veganic Horticulture to the world through online education.
Kyle hosted the “The Grow Show” on CannabisRadio.Com, which featured growing tips of the week, interviews with industry experts and discussed the changing climate of cannabis culture.
The innovator of compassion and compromise, Kyle’s free information and resources
have helped countless numbers of marijuana growers, and the benefits have extended
to millions of patients around the globe. Society has leaped into a generation of sharing information at the speed of light. With a few clicks on an electronic device, we can transcend our thoughts and ideals to thousands upon thousands of people. You may find Kyle teaching all phases of organic cultivation across the world!
As the creator of Vegamatrix™, the only line of vegan and organic nutrients designed for cannabis, Kyle continues to make advances for people who want to cultivate “simply the purest, cleanest medicine possible.”
Vernon McClanahan aka Big V is co founder and CEO at Elevated Lifestyles LLC and Host of the streaming talkshow Top Shelf Artisans of Dank out of Kansas City Missouri. Sewing his first seed as a teenager in the 80's Vernon has been cultivating Cannabis on and off for over 2 decades taking a break only to serve in the Army. Vernon is a Missouri mmj patient, home cultivator, caregiver that is dedicated to bringing the highest quality medication to the people of Missouri on all fronts from home cultivation to personal use extraction as well as commercially
grown and processed. Vernon and his team at Elevated Lifestyles are striving to accomplish this on three fronts.
Teaching home cultivators to grow craft quality organic cannabis.
Inspiring caregivers to provide high quality medical cannabis to patients for a fair price. Working with commercial grow facilities, extraction labs and dispensaries to help educate the industry on the needs of the patient/consumer.
Informing Missourians of what is currently available on the market.
Through a strong social media presence they have become the number one cannabis influencers in the state of Missouri and are quickly gaining ground across the entire Midwest with their largest platform being an online streaming talk show that airs live weekly on Tuesday nights 7:00pm central time called Top Shelf the Artisans Of Dank.
Over the past few years Vernon has made a huge impact on the cannabis community and he plans to continue in the years to come with a passion that can only be out done by his tenacious work ethic and drive. He welcomes anyone with the passion for medical cannabis to join him in his efforts.
Nicholas Joseph Tanem aka Nikka T is a cannabis visionary, educator, public speaker, DJ, judge, processor and activist. From extraction, to cultivation, and dispensaries, Nikka T has owned and operated multiple fully licensed and compliant businesses including Essential Extracts, the first tax paying hash company in the US. He has won 15+ Cannabis Cups with his Essential team and countless other client wins using his Essential Bag Design and “Solventless” techniques. With a passion for cannabis and music, Nikka T continues to expand his brand, techniques & music all over the globe.
A 2nd generation regenerative farmer in Southern Humboldt County, Wendy oversees her family farm, Sunnabis. Tending to her off grid location through organic, regenerative, and Korean Natural Farming (KNF) methods, she grows the latest cultivars in addition to heritage legacy genetics. Her 3+ decades of cannabis experience have gained her notoriety in her field, as well as a seat as a Founding Ganjier Council member. Various philanthropic efforts and a thriving consulting practice keep her at the forefront of indoor/outdoor/greenhouse cultivation, specializing in companies that want to become more regenerative and sustainable.
Justin Calvino is a legacy farmer from Northern California’s famed Emerald triangle. For over two decades, he has worked to destigmatize cannabis and create markets that foster a deeper understanding of plant Spirit medicine.
Justin created the first Cannabis Appellation of origin map, served on the board of directors for the California growers Association, and founded the Emerald Exchange. Justin‘s most recent projects include the launch of emeraldroad.io, a web three platform that uses Blockchain technology to empower brands and small batch cultivators to own their own currency and build networks, Medicine Garden West, a consulting firm working to build regenerative farm systems and cannabis estates, as well as being an m instructor for the Ganjier program, where he instructs students on unraveling the cannabis genome and identifying the causal link between place and expression.
Justin is still very active in the Appellation discussion, and is currently working on a study to bring evidence to the Conversation, and certify farms using baseline standards proved through the scientific method.