I met Eric Zaragoza through the magic of the World Wide Web. He is forthright and candid in his path through medical marijuana.
Warren Bobrow=WB: Tell me about your business? What brought you to the cannabis company? What did you do initially? Indoor or outdoor?
Eric Zaragoza=EZ: It’s a little nonprofit sun grown garden I went back to square one in 2017 in southern California. The primary thing I am dedicated to is utilizing the land and building a healthy living soil for the future. A 2nd fundamental tool I use is planting crops that attract advantageous pests and let nature to lead the way and do its part rather of taking the simpler standard approach of using growth hormonal agents or spraying hazardous pesticides, fungicides, insecticides or anything that’s going to contaminate and poison the earth. Whatever is planted from seed in the spring and goes full time until the fall never ever seeing synthetic light it’s the very best method to regard mother nature in my viewpoint. Something else that I’ve practiced gradually is going straight to people in public, celebrations, marijuana events and sharing the cannabis I grow to promote the significance of regional small business and importance of having access to tidy marijuana at no cost for clients. Smoking marijuana has actually belonged to my life for 16 years now and what pushed me to make the move to grow my own was seeing the rise of Prop 64 and checking out how all the unreasonable policies were affecting the clients and growers throughout California and Ventura County. On the other hand of that I enjoy being outdoors in nature and cigarette smoking cannabis so it worked together and made more sense for me to grow cannabis rather of supporting business I have actually never satisfied or heard of previously.
Originally I participated in a neighborhood college and took some sociology and psychology classes.
WB: Do you have a mentor?
EZ: Yes, although growing up separately from my bro Jason and sis Liza and my other bro in prison at the time they constantly kept in contact and offered me positive support.
WB: Did you constantly want to do what you’re doing?
EZ: Absolutely it’s an ideal match and a dream become a reality I utilize to tell my sibling Liza about this back in2008
WB: Who influenced you?
EZ: Truthfully I’m motivated by a handful of things and people however 2 individuals that protrude to me the most is my sibling Jason who was able to go from sleeping on the floor with me to becoming a lawyer. Another individual is my sibling Omar who invested 12 years behind bars and even experienced being locked down in the hole. He still handled to get out and turned his life around by projecting positive modifications. That is so extremely inspiring. I wish to be better at what I enjoy doing. (Passion!)
WB: What are your objectives in company?
EZ: I attempt not to think too far ahead I’m just focused on getting to harvest but one objective I have is to make outside growing more common and be apart of school tasks to show the youth the importance of soil and planting your own garden. The misunderstanding of the cannabis plant as being a money plant rather of being recognized for the restorative benefits.
WB: Do you have a preferred food memory?
EZ: Yes, seeing my granny making flour tortillas she had a strong passion for cooking.
WB: What Is your passion?
EZ: My enthusiasm is to grow the highest quality sungrown marijuana and assist people that are not lucky. Whether someone is physically disabled on a wheelchair or having developmental or cognitive problems my enthusiasm is assisting them discover a place in the community like everybody else. My other enthusiasm is giving out herb for the people that are less fortunate and can not afford this medication and are reliant on pharma tablets.