ALASKA: Brothers James and Giono Barrett have had a dream to be the purveyors of quality marijuana for the community of Sitka, Alaska for years. And now – since the passing of Ballot Measure 2 in November, which legalized cannabis for recreational sale – that dream has not only become a reality, it’s becoming a reality TV show as well.
The focus of the new reality show, “Get Growing Alaska,” will document the Barretts as they navigate the trials and tribulations of expanding their relatively small marijuana grow business into a large-scale manufacturing site under the wild backdrop of an Alaskan frontier town.
In an episode of “Get Growing Alaska,” the partners discuss with Cannabis Now editors their first steps to acquire a 5,000 square-foot production facility and become a main supplier of marijuana for the state. They also talk about the small steps they’ll take toward helping to normalize the use of cannabis in the Sitka community.
“We had a really great interview with the local newspaper in town, the Daily Sitka Sentinel, and I think the community was able to see who we are,” says James Barrett, co-founder of Rainforest Farms. “People were able to put faces to the names and see we are a couple of regular guys.”