About this Organization
Emerald Growers Association is a non-profit, member-based association of medical cannabis cultivators, business owners, and patients. Together, they promote California’s locally farmed, sustainably grown medical cannabis, and advocate for a medical cannabis industry that benefits the community, the environment, and the California economy.
According to the organization, they aim to promote the medicinal, environmental, social, and economic benefits of lawfully cultivated sun-grown medical cannabis from California’s Emerald Triangle Region by advocating for public policies that foster a healthy, sustainable medical cannabis industry.
Matthew Cohen is Founder/CEO of TriQ Systems and Co-Founder of the Emerald Growers Association. He has operated many different medical cannabis businesses in California that span all of the seed to sale sectors for the last 15 years.
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