Name: Christopher Schulz
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Years in Cannabis: 1
Role at CAC: Assistant Flower Manager
Interesting fact: I used to play in a couple hardcore punk bands growing up. The second band I was in was named “Brainwreck” after a strain of cannabis.
What is your cannabis origin story?
I started growing marijuana in 2016 to save money while I was doing a tattoo apprenticeship. I ended up spending more time with my plants than with my drawings, so I researched everything I possibly could to get better yields, terpene profiles, higher potency, etc. I applied at CAC in 2018, and they gave me my shot at professional cultivation.
What did you do before this and how did it prepare you for your role today?
I was a tattooer in New Bedford. I spent hours researching different techniques, better equipment, and insane attention to detail. I think never settling and always striving to do better coupled with keeping a watchful eye is what helped me get a good start in this role.
What is your strain of choice?
For indica, I’d have to say Purple Punch has been a go to lately. For sativa, I’d go with NF1 for that clear headed, ready to start the day high!
What is your favorite edible?
I love our dark chocolate peanut butter cups, but lately it’s been the raspberry fruit chews!
Favorite delivery method? e.g. smoke, dab, vape, eat, topical
I love it all, but I prefer to smoke and dab. Smoking for all day relaxation, dab for the quick effect and overall feeling.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about cannabis recently?
THCV is a cannabinoid that is super beneficial to overall health. It stimulates bone growth, can help with Alzheimer’s, helps with diabetes, and can also encourage weight loss! It’s found more in African sativa strains.
What do you do for fun?
Snowboard, play video games, hang out with my girlfriend, and grow/smoke flower.
Do you have any hobbies or collections?
I have started to collect marijuana seeds from breeders I like and have started collecting higher end glass pieces.
Where do you go to learn more about cannabis?
My peers here at CAC, watch YouTube videos, ICMag Forums, Ed Rosenthal books, etc.
What is the coolest new cannabis-related gadget you’ve seen recently?
I wouldn’t call it a gadget, but the King Palm pre-rolled leaf wraps have been an awesome alternative to blunt wraps.
What’s your favorite CAC product right now?
It’s a toss up between the NF1 flower and the Alien OG sugar.
What do you like most about working at CAC?
My coworkers and the knowledge gained! Plus, who doesn’t want to touch cannabis plants all day?
What is the most difficult part of your job?
Leaving! I work in bright, hot rooms all day long, so the climate can be hard to adjust.