Congratulations to Kyle Kushman, OU’s June 2016 Featured Instructor!
How long have you been with OU?
I’ve been teaching cultivation at OU since 2008
How you got involved in the industry?
Well I was a High School Pot Dealer. I was introduced and started providing my cultivated gifts to the staff of High Times Magazine. I got hired by High Times as Cultivation Editor. This began my life as an activist. I’ll never stop fighting for the complete normalization of cannabis use and ending the marginalization of our culture.
What is the name of your company or business and what services you provide?
Vegamatrix is a liquid, veganic fertilizer line developed to cultivate healthy, medical-grade cannabis. I designed Vegamtrix to be safe, simple to use and convenient. It requires fewer products that many organic lines in order to achieve maximum results. The products are at least 95% natural and organic, and non-GMO plant based. It contains no animal by products, low residual salts and virtually no heavy metals.
Expert tip for our readers?
NEVER forsake the flower for concentrate…
Favorite part about Oaksterdam?
Oaksterdam University for me has always stood for DEFIANCE. From the beginning I was teaching people from all around the world. Including rigidly illegal states where people said screw this bullshit. I’m not hurting anyone and my Mother is sick, so I’m gonna learn how to grow.
Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
This is a great time for our culture while certainly a massive opportunity for a lot of money to be made. I have hopes that we will not simply trade our culture for legalization and continue to marginalize our home growers.
There is no conceivable way to save the industry of the home grower from mass production. What about the culture which nourished this legalization movement? What about the passion that went into the creation of thousands of medicinal strains?
What of the person who recently devoted their life to saving a family member and thus cultivation, should this person have to give up the nourishment they derive from helping others and be put in jail if they grow more than the prescribed amount? While down the road they profit millions as the sole motivation.
After thousands of years of human interaction should we only allow large, licensed corporations to further the development of this plant?