Based in Benton City, Washington, Kiona is a Tier 3, state-licensed producer/processor specializing in vintage, rare and exotic strains. Our mission is to perpetuate the genetic diversity and broadest range of desirable effects in traditional and modern Cannabis. Our sustainable, artisanal growing methods begin with a naturally cultivated native soil ecosystem and finish with a connoisseur slow cure. The results are hailed as some of the finest on the market.
The farm was founded by a group of visionary herbsmen, botanists, idealists and strain-hunters who saw an opportunity to create conditions suitable to grow the wildest tropical sativas and other pure lines in the whole sun and soil of South-Central Washington wine country. From African Hazes to spiritual Central American landraces to California Hippie Weeds, discerning herb fans will be hard pressed to find most of the strains we grow in commercial production anywhere else.
“Legal psychoactive Cannabis allows for more than just recreational and medicinal use. Cannabis has an equally long, if not longer, history of use for divination, meditation, and magico-religious purposes, as an entheogen, as it does a narcotic. Even in western societies, as recent as the 1960s and 70s, Cannabis was part of the jazz, beat and psychedelic movements, used as a tool for introspection and expansion of consciousness.
“Over the last 30 years, we’ve seen a focus on Cannabis as more of a stupefacient and narcotic. This is not to say that devotees of traditional Cannabis haven’t been grumbling the entire time. Connoisseurs have been lamenting the loss of intellectually, and spiritually stimulating pot, in exchange for what was at first the infiltration of domestically grown indica, and what later became a genetically bottlenecked, poly-hybridized gene pool, high in THC, and possessing an dizzying array of flavors, but homogeneous in its ability to produce a bland, sedative effect, of limited utility to the artists, gifted academics, and spiritual sages who once embraced the species for its ability to enhance their intellectual and spiritual lives.”
– John Careatti