We were able to connect with the Sales Director of Astro Cannabis, Eric Johnson, for a quick Q&A on what Astro is all about.
How many years have you been in the cannabis industry?
I am in my first year!
What about your business would you want other members to know?
We are a mom and pop Tier 1 Producer/processor. Our garden is maintained by the owner Zach. I [Eric] own Biz Dev, Sales, and purchasing. We found our way into the market by having our house grown flower run as a PHO batter. It has been marketed as "moonmatter" and sold to 70+ stores so far. The end product has a look similar to rosin and has developed a nice following!
What was your driver for joining the Craft Cannabis Coalition?
I wanted to get involved in the bigger picture of the 502 industry and work on networking.
What makes you optimistic about the future of the cannabis industry?
I think there is a huge opportunity for those who wish to make the most of it. The stigmas surrounding the plant continue to crumble as more and more states jump on board. Before we know it, we will be shipping out of state! I think that will be a huge opportunity for larger companies as well as the smaller, premium producers.
Any other fun facts you would like us to know?
I have a shih-tzu named Tyrion. I enjoy lifting weights and eating well. Last but not least, I love weed and people!