In the premiere episode of True OGs, we journey to Huckleberry Hill Farms in Humboldt County, California, to visit a multi-generation cannabis farm that’s been in John Casali’s family since 1965.
“Growing cannabis was a way of life for us,” he explains. “My daily chores as a kid were watering the vegetable garden, but also helping to take care of the cannabis. I learned everything from my mom.”
Although his mother passed away while he was in prison—serving nearly a decade on a first-time, non-violent cannabis cultivation charge—John honors her memory to this day by continuing to grow Huckleberries, an heirloom strain she created by crossbreeding two classic Humboldt varietals.