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Hemp Farm? (Farming and Sustainability)
Lopez Island
December 3, 2018
Posted by Moira McDonough (Fork in the Road Farmstand), Lopez Island

Hello Folks!
I heard there is a new Hemp Oil Farm going in on Ferry Road (Terra's old property w/boats).
The clean up looks great. Anyone know if it's a "local" creating this business?
Love to have more information and meet the farmer(s). Heard also they are providing housing????
Thanks.


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Anthony Rovente: Hemp Farm?

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Nope John, Laurent straight up lied about his plans. Laurent and I spoke for a half an hour about his proposed operation being a CBD Hemp Farm on November 28th. The conversation didn’t add up so I called the dept. of Ag. The director told me it’s.... Read all
Becca Peter: Hemp Farm?

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I asked these questions on Facebook and never received a direct response.

Will the soil be tested for heavy metals?

Which heavy metals will they be tested for?

How many locations will soil samples be taken from?

If.... Read all
Moira McDonough: Hemp Farm?

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Thanks John for your comments. It is important to have all the facts and this thread is not showing what the "nosey neighbors" know.
If there were a Lopez farmer who wished to start a hemp farm, I would gladly give consent BECAUSE I feel.... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Hemp Farm?

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John Shaw, do you know how hard it is to get the Marijuana grower's license and that Mr. B. was already in that business way before choosing Lopez? But yet he told neighbors he was just going to grow hemp quietly with solar power. And not build.... Read all
John Shaw: Hemp Farm?

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Hmmmmm...so he wants to pursue a legal buisness in a legal manner?

I guess I can see how Anthony feels "lied" to, but I think that there are some other ways of viewing it. For example, they could have applied for the marijuana.... Read all
Moira McDonough: Hemp Farm?

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While I’m a supporter of hemp and cbd products, I’m concerned about what is coming out regarding the quality of character and business practices of his last Lopez project. This gentleman does not appear to express the Lopezian values that I’ve come.... Read all
Anthony Rovente: Marijuana, not Hemp!

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Laurent Bentitou was dishonest in the previous email communication posted earlier by Victoria Terra.

A Public Notice was posted on the Terra property today stating that “License No. 427732 for the Saturn Group LLC, Ceres. has applied for a.... Read all
John Shaw: Hemp Farm?

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I think that the answer to some of Anthony's concerns about legality can be found in the new Farm Bill that is slated to be signed before the end of the year. With the current language in the bill Federal restrictions on hemp and CBD will be eased..... Read all
Sam Dillingham: Hemp Farm?

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Victoria and Laurent, thank you for taking the time to clarify the intended use of the property. I would like to reiterate again that I am in full support of the kind of operation that was outlined.

I am, however, so disheartened to see how much.... Read all
Anthony Rovente: Hemp Farm?

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Yes, further clarification is required because this is not a legal use of the land. It raises a lot of questions when someone is directly telling you they are going to engage in illegal activity. More questions than answers at this point. Also, all this.... Read all
Carol Deckelbaum: Hemp Farm?

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I had read the same thing. What I hear from Mr. Bentitou about growing Hemp for CBD does not make sense.
Anthony Rovente: Hemp Farm?

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TAKEN FROM WA STATE LAW.

THIS TYPE OF GROW FACILITY IS ILLEGAL.

Is growing industrial hemp to produce CBD (Cannabidiol) allowed?
No. Under the language in the state industrial hemp law, industrial hemp cannot be grown in Washington.... Read all
John Shaw: RE: Victoria

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Thanks for sharing that message from Laurent. I'm glad that all the speculation can be put to rest now.

I'm excited to see this development in Lopez agriculture and wish everyone involved the best of luck
Leslie Quenell: Hemp Farm?

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I totally appreciate hearing from the owner. This sounds reasonable. Hemp has been cultivated for centuries and has many uses. Deep breath everyone.
Victoria Terra: Hemp Farm?

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Hello Everyone,
I have reached out to the soon-to-be new owner of our property on Ferry Rd. In the last couple of weeks I have personally received some very distressing and threatening emails from individuals about the rumor of a medical marijuana.... Read all
Moira McDonough: Hemp Farm?

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Here is a recent article about Ceres:
https://www.marijuanaventure.com/ceres-space-age-grow/
Carol Deckelbaum: Hemp Farm?

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DON'T CHANGE LOPEZ... LET LOPEZ CHANGE YOU

I personally don't need or want anyone to "put Lopez on the map." We don't need an eight foot obscured fence with 24/7 lighting and surveillance cameras at the corner of Ferry.... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Hemp Farm?

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also, I just saw Lopez Island Cannabis is still licensed there at 1395 Lopez Sound road, they also have a processing or tier whatever, is it III? license owned by his girlfriend and a partner. The business entity is licensed there. I believe the same.... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Hemp Farm?

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It's called a grow-op. lots of lights 24/7. This guy owns a property at 1395 Lopez Sound Road. We are neighbors to that property. He's actually from Kirkland, Ceres is the name of one of his businesses.
Leslie Quenell: Hemp Farm?

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Hmm. Do we really want to put Lopez on the map! Personally I’d say not. Being a member of Dark Skies which we could be is more important to me. I’d prefer more trails and stars to being on the map. The light from such an operations would be.... Read all
Moira McDonough: Hemp Farm?

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Thanks Sam for commenting. It is my understanding that there will be 3 acres under production of CBD plants in large grow houses with fans on to keep blight/mold at bay as well as extended lighting 24/7 for longer growing exposure. .... Read all
Sam Dillingham: Hemp Farm?

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I have no idea what the folks who bought the Terra’s property are planning to do. However if they are planning on growing hemp, great!

Hemp is typically grown on an industrial scale and is almost never grown inside (lights, fans, etc) unless.... Read all
Moira McDonough: Hemp Farm?

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Thanks Rosie. I am gathering a bit more info but need more actual facts. Anybody else concerned about water usage, noise from fans, 24/7 lights???
Roseamber Sumner: Hemp Farm?

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Hi Moira,

I asked Victoria and Michael Terra about it. It's a fellow from Seattle, who, they say, has been great to work with, contract-wise, etc. I don't know if he's planning to move up, seems reasonable and I don't know.... Read all