Shango is a well-known brand in Oregon, you may have noticed their stores in Portland, but they are new to the Washington market. They are the only farm to be endorsed by Tommy Chong and able to produce the Chong’s Choice cannabis line in Washington. Even better, Mary Jane’s House of Grass is the exclusive dealer for Shango and Chong’s Choice in Vancouver. We recently visited the facility to check them out.
Pulling up to the Shango facility, nestled in among wine vineyards, I noticed the large industrial building with an enormous CO2 tank on the outside of it. The large tank struck me as odd, because I knew they weren’t doing extractions. It was explained to me that the CO2 was used as an innovative pest control. The CO2 is pumped into the sealed grow rooms long enough to destroy any pests or threats to the vegetation, but not long enough to damage the plants. How cool is that?
As we entered, we passed huge vats of nutrients being funneled to all the plants via an underground maze of distribution lines. Walking further into the building we saw a new veg room being set up and prepped. In one room one of the master growers was lovingly trimming and clipping away at plants. It was apparent that growth and expansion were taking place. Overall the facilities were extremely clean and sterile.
Dave, one of the owners, gave us the tour. He explained that this facility had only been in operation for 30 days. Which is pretty impressive considering that they’ve already harvested their first crop. They have about 15 strains in production, including the Tommy Chong approved line; Chong’s Choice.
Robby, the other owner, was excited to share information about a few new strains they were developing. True Blue was one they were stoked about because of the extremely high THC test results. He shared goals and future visions for the company with great exuberance.
From there we followed him to a small room in the back of the facility – the curing room. It was glorious. Imagine an immense amount of curing marijuana in various tubs and jars, being burped, and loved to perfection. Plants are harvested and dried for 15 days prior to curing for 10 more days.
The trimming room had stations with trimming scissors and screens and everything you need to be a trimmer. Sterile, clean, and productive. They keep trimmers to a minimum in order to control quality. The idea is to maintain a minimal chain of control over the bud so that the final product is of the highest quality.
Overall, Shango is an amazing company with a fantastic, friendly staff. The facility is impressive and meticulously clean. The people in charge are exceptionally knowledgeable in their field. They have even designed lighting systems for the industry.
- 25 years growing experience
- Farms in WA and OR
- Indoor Grow
- Located in Woodland, WA
- Operational since May 2016
- Tier2 Producer/Processor
- Exclusive in Vancouver to Mary Jane’s House of Grass!
Strains You Can Find at Mary Jane’s:
- Pink Frost
- Chocolate Chunk
- Granddaddy Purple
- 9lb Hammer
- Big Black Cherry
- Big Wreck
- Green Crack
- Jack the Ripper
- Blue Magoo
- True Blue
Come in and ask us what our favorite strains are!