The Connected Company grow facility spans 36,000 square feet and is located near Van Buren Street and the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway), with eight rooms now functioning and a build-out proceeding for the remaining 18,000 square feet. Each grow room has plants that generate a unique patented cannabis strain under the brand names Connected and Alien Labs. Connected Cannabis Company, located in California, has opened a new indoor grow facility in Phoenix.
Connected Cannabis Company began farming in California more than ten years ago and began growing in Arizona around a year ago. It has dispensaries in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California. Although the cultivation operations in California are a mix of outdoor and indoor, the company’s Arizona plant is entirely indoor.
Connected Cannabis produces all strains in-house.
“Everything is proprietary to us, and we go through intensive hunts to figure out which cultivars we want to put into our commercial phases,” says Adam Pressler-Smith, Connected Company’s vice president of operations.
The eight strains blooming at the Phoenix facility (four from the Connected and Alien Labs lines each) are all hybrids generated from cannabis unions and meant to blend flavor and potency. Pressler-Smith emphasizes the need for quality control. If a crop fails to reach its full potential, it is not bagged and labeled, regardless of how popular and in-demand the strain is.
“If we believe that particular batch simply did not meet our standards, we will not use it on any of our branded jars.” “We’ll just sell it on the open wholesale market and keep moving,” he says. “There is nothing we want to do that will jeopardize our reputation, jeopardize our brand, and, most importantly, jeopardize or impact the end user’s experience with any of our brands’ products.”