With his hands deep in the soil since childhood, Patrick King (aka “The Soil King”) has been unearthing the secrets and complexities of organic gardening for decades. A colorful and larger-than-life presence in the cannabis space, he has been applying his unique insights and expertise around nutrients to cannabis cultivation since 2005.
Not just a prolific breeder and cultivator, Patrick’s experience encompasses every aspect of the cannabis industry. He has owned every type of license including cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, nursery, and non-storefront retail.
Patrick King Teaches Cannabis Processing Methodology
During this course, Patrick King explores the many processing options for flowers and concentrates – including the relationship between harvest timing and the end product. He’ll discuss identifying the difference in quality of hand trimmed versus machine trimmed flowers. Next, Patrick will cover the nature of curing and how it differs from drying, and, lastly, he discusses proper storage and the elements that can eat into the shelf life of cannabis products.
There are a lot of small steps that go into making a quality cannabis product, and all of them have a say in the quality of the final product. This course will ensure you understand them all!
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A Conversation with Patrick King
Why did you join the Ganjier Council? Why do you think the Ganjier is important?
I was working with Derek and Max for a number of years as a marketer, videographer, educator, and activist. As I was producing content, I would reach out to Max and talk about working together and some sort of fashion since we’re headed the same direction. A few years ago Max and Derek contacted me and said they had an idea and would like me to be part of it! That idea was “The Ganjier.” The Ganjier is important because our industry needs a specialist in the field to be the liaison between the retail employee, cannabis influencer, and the consumer. It’s important that people have someone they can go to with their questions concerning cannabis. There needs to be an expert that can provide correct information and help people understand the real value of cannabis – especially from a medical perspective.
In regards to what you specifically covered in the Ganjier curriculum, why do you think this knowledge is important for the Ganjier and the health of the cannabis industry?
If I had to pick one thing, it would have to be knowing the quality of the cannabis and how it was tested before consumption – combining our senses and the best scientific data. It’s not just a visual evaluation, but one that includes an analytical approach as well.
Why do you feel it’s important for people to understand how to assess the true quality of cannabis flower and concentrates? What benefits does this provide to the industry?
For concentrates, it is really important to know the difference between solvent-less and solvent extraction processing. As someone who loves the natural and organic “seed to soul” feeling, I am a proponent of solvent-less. To be able to see the differences between rosin and live resin, and understand how it was made, is really important! Solventless is the future of the cannabis industry and represents the craft from “seed to soul.”
To you, what are some of the most important nuances and elements of truly high-quality cannabis?
This is an easy answer for me…sungrown! The way the ultraviolet lighting kisses the cannabis and allows the natural process from mother nature through consumption is magical!
Why do you think it’s important to establish a common standardized language in the cannabis industry? Any specific examples that stand out to you most?
It’s important to establish a common standardized language in the cannabis industry so that people can have clarity on terms and understand how each term relates to each other. We have to follow our forefathers – grabbing the right knowledge from our pioneers and passing it on to our next generation to keep the art and history intact.
How do you think The Systematic Assessment Tool (SAP) will have an impact on the cannabis industry? Are there any parts of The SAP you find most valuable or beneficial?
The Systematic Assessment Tool is a great asset for everyone – especially the Ganjier. The knowledge that was shared by The Council brought some real insight into the future of cannabis! I would say the most valuable part for me was the flavor wheel! Talking and learning about different terpenes and how they express themselves to create different flavor profiles, like chocolate, was incredible. I really can’t say enough good things about the content in this program.
Enrollment for the first certified Ganjier class will open in Winter 2020. Capacity is limited. Join the interest list if you want to be among the first Ganjiers to transform the cannabis industry as we know it.