Getting Granular On Saucey Farms: 9 Questions With Rapper Jim Jones – Forbes

My life as a cannabis alchemist is pretty mundane in comparison to self-made superstars like the music empresario, Rapper Jim Jones. How often do I get the chance to communicate to someone as prolific and outright famous as this gentleman? Never! Mr. Jones has an enlightening story to tell and also has created a line of lovely flowers to pave his way to further success.

I just wrote about his collaboration with Cloudioius9 in the form of a most unique cannabis grinder. His utter ambition and studied-entrepreneurship is a true win/win for someone who came up from the grit of the city streets.

May I please present the Rapper/Cannabis Entrepreneur, Jim Jones.

Warren Bobrow=WB: Please tell me about where you’re from? Living now?

Jim Jones=JJ: I’m from New York City – I was born in the Bronx and spent my teenage years in Harlem. I reside in Jersey and Miami.

WB: Let’s talk about non-violent offenders in cannabis who have been incarcerated due to the War on Drugs due to long standing disparities in the way prisoners held for minor crimes- cannabis being one, when cannabis is now legal in those places. UNFAIR to say the very least. How would you change the way this is handled? 

JJ: It’s obviously a travesty. Crimes that are legal now in the United States, I think its common sense now to say that those people that were locked up back then need to be freed. If it’s no longer a crime, what are they in jail or convicted for? I think we need to start with actually freeing all these people that have been locked up for charges related to marijuana – assuming they’re locked up in states where marijuana is now legal for consumption, or in states where dispensaries are legal. I’m on probation, but I’ve got PTSD, and anxiety, and things like that, but I’ve been prescribed legal marijuana card, so even on probation I can get my medicine prescribed to me. Why are there laws that have me on probation and still able to get my medicine, but people are still locked up for similar reasons?

WB: Do you tell everyone you know to vote?

JJ: I encourage everyone I know to vote. I think we’re at a pivotal time in the world – with the president we have… I don’t know if he’s the best president that needs to be in office right now, but I do know we need a change and any change is better than what we got going on now. So, I do encourage people to think smart and go vote and pick the proper person you need to vote for. I think we all know what I’m trying to say.

WB: Please tell me what you’re working on right now? Let’s talk about the double-standards in cannabis. How do you anticipate you can help remove those stigmas?

JJ: I have partners of an ethnic background, so I don’t know if I feel everything that goes on within the marijuana community when it comes to black people in the business. But I do see it. Been graced to be surrounded by good business people, but the numbers – as I’m watching and I’m going to these events, people like myself, you don’t see them as much as you do white people in the marijuana business. You don’t see black people behind the desk and counters at these conventions as opposed to just buying weed. We need to have an infusion of more black business owners in the marijuana business. We need to have more knowledge; we need to be able to get these people the proper knowledge they need to get into this business. It’s a great, lucrative business – they say this is probably one of the biggest moneymakers since .com, and before that, the Gold Rush, so I encourage anybody of my ethnic background or any ethnic background to get into the marijuana business. I would like to see more black people in the business of marijuana.

Within marijuana, they do have a lot of social equity programs – I always like to mention that. We were talking about the people that are locked up for marijuana, and one thing that’s great that the government is starting is social equity programs. Basically, a person that was locked up for a marijuana charge can now get a license too so they can open up a dispensary and get in the marijuana business – the same business they were locked up for, which I think is pretty dope. My man Tucky (Blunts+ Moore in Oakland, California) is probably one of the first people that was given the license due to that program, and he’s doing extremely well. So, things like that can help in the long run for inmates that are locked up on marijuana charges.

Who is your mentor?

JJ: My mentors are the people that made millions off the Black market in the marijuana industry. And just to see that they’re able to make millions in the marijuana industry legally now just kind of blows my mind.

WB: Please tell me about Saucey Farms?

JJ: Saucey Farms and Extracts is a luxury weed brand. We take the swag of New York City and bring it to a West Coast market. We also bring our hustle and integrity to that. For the most part, New York is a very busy place – no one sleeps, everybody’s moving. LA seems to be a little bit laxer compared to New York, so we hit LA like a comet out of the sky with our hustle and our integrity and our swag. We’re trying to spread it to every state. We pride ourselves on having the best weed that you could smoke. When it comes to the oil, the pens, the things like that, there’s a certain technology that we use that kind of makes it more of an organic type of vape that you’re smoking. It’s a lot cleaner than most of the vapes that you smoke.

Also, we give back – we do a lot of givebacks to the community: we have turkey drives, we have Christmas toy drives, so we’re not just taking all the money we make for ourselves. We have a lot of compassion and we give back the money we make.

WB: How do you find strains and cultivators? Did you work with a seed company? What are your thoughts on the entourage effect? CBD/THC strains?

JJ: Process of elimination! A lot of trial and error. I mean s***, you got to smoke the weed to make sure it’s good, right? That’s one of the best parts about the job. It’s a lot of scientific stuff you got to think about – sunlight at certain hours, and then there’s sprinklers going on, and making sure it’s the right temperature and consistent. It’s just so much new technology that they’re adding to the marijuana industry. It’s trippy, actually. And we’ve been at the forefront of all this technology. It’s a learning process for me – I’m a kid from Harlem, the most I know about marijuana is making sure it doesn’t have any stems or seeds, and I got some good weed. And then I got into music, and I flew to the West Coast, and I didn’t know that the weed could get so much better. 20 years later, you’re telling me that I’d be a partner inside of one of the dopest weed brands in America? It just blows my mind.

WB: Do you have a favorite food memory from your youth (I know you’re young, but younger than that…) that you would like to share? What does your favorite meal look like? (What do you like to eat?)

JJ: My food is peanut butter and jelly on toasted bread. I eat it after I’m high a lot. I’m not the biggest fan of edibles – I had a couple of crazy experiences with edibles, once when I was a teenager and once when I was a grown man. Edibles and I are not friends. But peanut butter and jelly on toasted bread, that is the absolute best.

(WB: Brilliant, love PB&J!)

WB: What is your passion?

JJ: In general, just always to be a better version of myself every day. But with cannabis, just like everything else, I always try to find a way to give back. I give more than I take. And that goes with everything with business.

There’s so much that we would like to accomplish. Starting our own line of dispensaries, and digging into more of the medical aspects of marijuana that we could give to the people, that a lot of people could benefit from. All the things that marijuana has to offer; we’d love to explore those. That and help a lot of people out. This is a healthier way to help people out than all the drugs that the country’s been pushing to us for so long.

I always find a way to give back, y’know, there’s just so many ways for me to use my platform of having a new business through marijuana that I would like to help. It isn’t always about the money for me. That’s what I’ve been doing so far. Righting a lot of those wrongs and pointing people in the right direction… doing a lot of good things for myself and for others, and just trying to continue that in everything I do. So hopefully Saucey can help me continue that narrative.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenbobrow/2020/07/01/getting-granular-on-saucey-farms-9-questions-with-rapper-jim-jones-/

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