Humboldt Seed Company’s Grand Design
Deep in the damp, misty forests of eastern Humboldt County, California, a farm that once was the best-kept secret in the state is a secret no longer.
Humboldt Seed Company began breeding cannabis strains and cloning plants in 1998. Today the farm operates in multiple US states and two foreign countries.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel Pennington arrived in northern California in 1996, just as the state was preparing to scandalize the nation by defying federal law. “I took a look around and promptly voted yes on medical marijuana,” he said. And it didn’t take long for me to exercise my rights (to grow cannabis legally).