Q. Who is GCI?
A: GCI, or Green Capital Investments, is a professional management company in California specializing in the legal cannabis industry, one of the country’s most exciting and fastest growing industry. Find out more about us and how you can join us today!
Q: What Does GCI Do?
A: GCI is a curated team of experienced industry experts who consult and advise on various aspects of the legal cannabis industry including cultivation, manufacturing and product development, extraction, distribution, transportation, and retail output. They are committed to staying ahead of the curve and are prepared to help you do the same!
Q: What is “Legal Cannabis”?
A: Legal Cannabis refers to the cannabis plant and the legal industry in the United States that allows for the production and distribution of cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes within states. Projections have estimated that the legal cannabis industry is set to rival the organic food industry in years to come.
Q: How Many States Currently Have Legal Cannabis Laws in Place?
A: As of February 2017, twenty-six US states and Washington, DC permit the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The sale of legal cannabis at adult-use retail facilities began in January 2014 in Colorado, and recreational sales have also commenced in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska as of 2014 and 2015. California, Maine, Nevada, and Massachusetts all passed recreational use laws in 2016. Many more states have decriminalized and have legalization legislation pending.
Q: What are the Benefits of Cannabis?
A: Cannabis has medicinal benefits that are substantially documented, but recent recreational laws also have benefitted states in numerous ways. Not only have recreational states seen an increase in tax dollars that contribute to state need, but they are also experiencing an overall reduction of crime. Find out more here.
Q: Why is California on the Cutting Edge of the Legal Cannabis Industry?
A: California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana with Proposition 215 in 1996 and currently represents nearly half of the legal cannabis market. California still has the most substantial legal market in the US cannabis industry and is also one of the fastest growing states.
Q: What is Cannabis Extraction?
A: Extraction refers to the process of cannabis extraction into concentrates, by way of the same process that has been used for decades in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. This is currently the fastest growing sector of the legal cannabis industry, making up about 50 percent of sales in the medical and recreational markets. These concentrates give consumers a variety of ways to consume and are produced in potent forms of cannabis oils, waxes, and other compounds. GCI currently holds some of the most desirable and rarest extraction licenses in the state of California. Find out more about their plans for management and growth here.
Q: Is GCI Environmentally Conscious?
A: Absolutely! At GCI, we are committed to environmentally sustainable practices and help our affiliates learn to work in the same capacities. We are constantly challenging ourselves and learning more to make sure we reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we use solar power in the facilities we manage and strongly support the use of greenhouse models in cultivation.
Q: Why does GCI support the Greenhouse Model of Cultivation?
A: The Greenhouse Model, also known as hydroponic gardening, is GCI’s preferred method of cultivation. Using a method of growing without soil, this approach allows for almost total environmental control. Through manipulation of light cycles, high quality cannabis can be grown year-round with higher yields and less environmental impact. Learn more about this approach here.
Q: How Can I Get Involved with the Legal Cannabis Industry?
A: GCI is a collaborative team of experts that are poised for growth in the legal cannabis industry. We are looking for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to join us. We have so many opportunities we would love to share with you. Find out more here on our site and don’t hesitate to contact us! The time is now to join this exciting industry. The time is now to join this exciting industry.