Medical Cannabis in Gold Country
Medicine Box is a cannabis company headquartered in Lake Tahoe with gardens and production sites throughout Nevada County. Once the largest city in California during the Gold Rush, Nevada County is poised for another boom… albeit one greener in color.
Perched on the western foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Nevada County has a unique microclimate of dry air and ample winter rain perfect for cannabis cultivation. Crop staples are Sour Diesel and Afgoo, Afgoo is an indica which is particularly well suited to California’s Mediterranean climate. To ensure the most control in their “soil to oil” philosophy, a majority of their marijuana is grown in large mixed light greenhouses. Crop cultivator Ben says of the greenhouses all natural lighting: “there is no competing with the sun.”
“So many businesses you can look at don’t benefit their community, humanity or the planet.”
-Founder Brian Chaplin
Mornings for Medicine Box founder Brian Chaplin, are spent walking the mountains behind his home with his dog. Looking out onto majestic Lake Tahoe and reflecting on his own path to healing. These morning walks helped him put the pieces of Medicine Box together—particularly its mission of “mindful cultivation and innovation.” “So many businesses you can look to don’t benefit their community, humanity or the planet,” says Brian.
Brian credits the early success of Medicine Box to his team. “People work with me not for me.” Operating a medicinal cannabis business in Nevada County in early 2016 was a risky endeavor as the county had just banned outdoor grows (the decision was voted on and overturned in June 2016 and California legalized recreational marijuana in November 2016). Brian jokes, “We like our coffee, our wine, our cannabis. The California lifestyle is not going out of style anytime soon.” Medicine Box will continue to perfect its medicinal offerings of tinctures, flowers, concentrates and savory edibles. Learn more at their blog: medicinebox.green