Scott “Moonshine” Reach, the founder of Rare Dankness, is no stranger to breeding. It has been a staple in the online growth community for over 10 years. In fact, he’s also the man behind Moonshine Seeds, which was available on sites like Overgrow and Seedbay from 1999 to 2007. He also works as a consultant with RiverRock Wellness in Colorado.
Reach suspended Moonshine Seeds after seeing several friends arrested and one committing suicide. After that, he disappeared from the online forum community and “spent some time in real life.”
Reach opened a Colorado in 2009, but he also had his sights set on a legal seed company. Consequently, he used his connections to stay up-to-date on the development of medical cannabis laws in the state and launched Rare Dankness in 2011. He launched RD Genetics, a genetics company based in Europe, the same year. Buy TGA Subcool Seeds Online.
Rare Dankness Seeds is a Colorado-based seed bank and a team of breeders with decades of experience in creating the highest quality cannabis seeds on the market.
Its shelves are filled with a host of award-winning Indica and Sativa strains, high-THC strains, and CBD-rich medicinal wonders, and include some of the most sought-after regular and feminized marijuana seeds among connoisseurs worldwide, including his explosive debut Moonshine Haze – Best star of the 2011 Sativa Cannabis Cup.
This seed bank has become one of the most favored breeders in the United States, representing the best strains and the most coveted genetics in the entire industry, and is a prodigious producer for the medical marijuana community.
We would like to thank Scott for taking the time to speak with us today. We also wanted to add that our entire Canna Cribs production team was extremely impressed with the Rare Dankness facility, and it was a real privilege to be able to enter this incredible operation.
- HI SCOTT. THANKS AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO TALK TO US TODAY. I WONDER IF YOU CAN TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED WITH CANNABIS.
While living in New York, she started using cannabis to avoid having to take narcotics. I was a cyclist, I worked in the cycling industry, some broken clavicles, some broken ribs over the years, and cannabis was easier on my system than narcotics.
- IT IS A REALLY BIG TESTIMONY ABOUT THE HEALING POWER OF CANNABIS. CAN YOU TELL US HOW THEN YOU HAVE PASSED THE TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS?
I love plants, I’m a kid from the south, I grew up gardening and farming with my grandfather, and marijuana was expensive in New York, 600 an ounce, so it was really a way to avoid paying street prices.
- WHAT MAKES THE RARE DANKNESS BRAND SO SPECIAL?
We were one of the few mom and pop brands that started the base style with culture and today we are considered one of the best brands in the world. We do everything from genetics, where I started, to manufacturing, production, licensing, we have a lot of things going on.
- WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHANGE YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE INDUSTRY SINCE IT BEGAN?
Price (laughs) No, I think technology and innovation have changed. When this manifested, they all started growing with their basement. Then, over time, we have added automation, technology, the production of concentrates require high-level chemistry, so there is much more legitimacy, in addition to the price drop.
- ANY PREDICTION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY?
In the next 3 years, you will see global legalization to some degree, whether the US does the same or not, we just don’t know. My belief has always been that the United States is lingering until drug companies can lock in specific cannabinoids – THC and whatnot. The United States has absolute dominance within its area, but if you look at countries like Canada, South America, and even China, everyone else is looking to monetize, whether it’s through pharmaceutical apps or other countries that are doing a lot more hemp stuff.
- WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE FARM INVOICE AND THE GREATEST DEMAND FOR CBD DERIVED BY THE CAPE, DOES THE SLOT RENEWAL HAVE ANY PLANNING TO ENTER THE HEMP MARKET?
We have consulted on some projects, one in Switzerland, a couple here in the state. I was previously involved with Elite Cannabis. So we’ve dabbled a bit, but my focus has always been on the THC side. I’m always ready to help, but it’s a lane I don’t really want to get into as big as what we do on the THC side.
- ANY ADVICE FOR GROWERS TRYING TO ENTER THE PROFESSIONAL SPACE?
Yes, science is equally important to a culture, which is why things like micro-props, diseases, and pests, marketing, branding, the global cannabis network are more important than ever. The days of the master cultivator are long gone. Everything is run by computer and by people with that technical background and experience. So school and passion are equally important.
- LAST QUESTION, WHAT IS SCOTT REACH’S FAVORITE CANNABIS CULTIVATION?
I like Starkiller 338, a specific phenotype that we developed at House of Dankness when we were making seeds here in Colorado. We did a lot of testing for phenotypic variations, and seed 338 from one of our test lots was probably one of the most special plants I’ve seen in nearly 20 years of growth.
About Rare Dankness
Locations: Brand new growing facility/dispensary in Denver called House of Dankness, international seed banks across Europe through international company Rare Dankness.
Growing space: 54,000-square-foot indoor hydroponic facility, with a development plan for a large-scale daylight greenhouse starting in the next 12 months.
Products: Flower, seeds, and concentrate will be made internally. The groceries will be made using Rare Dankness products in association with grocery companies. Certain strains will also be available at other Denver dispensaries, but the full RD selection will only be found at the House of Dankness.
Estimated production: 15,000 lbs. per year, once the Denver indoor facilities are fully operational.
Employees: Currently employs seven people, increasing to 30 in the coming months, then 55 six months after that.