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At Yield Farms

From medical to recreational

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Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle waters his marijuana plants. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle waters his marijuana plants.

In an industrial zone along Trent Avenue, Wesley Tuttle spends 11 hours a day planting, cloning, watering, trimming, harvesting, drying and curing marijuana at Yield Farms. His wife and co-owner Johanna comes in after her day job to manage the financials and state-required tracking process, even scanning barcodes on plants when they are moved around the farm.

After receiving their state recreational grow license in May, the Tuttles converted their medical marijuana grow business to a recreational grow. Wesley says that he wants to prove that marijuana can be a productive part of the economy: "It's more the accomplishment of Americans, that we're honest enough, hard-working enough, and that this can be done in a way that's responsible and doesn't hurt kids or society." ♦


Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant for cloning. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant for cloning.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a cloned Golden Nugget marijuana plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a cloned Golden Nugget marijuana plant.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle places a Golden Nugget marijuana clone into a planter. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle places a Golden Nugget marijuana clone into a planter.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle plants an AC Gold marijuana seed. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle plants an AC Gold marijuana seed.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle picks up an AC Gold marijuana seed before planting it. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle picks up an AC Gold marijuana seed before planting it.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle prints labels for freshly planted Afghan marijuana seeds. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle prints labels for freshly planted Afghan marijuana seeds.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle places barcoded labels onto pots containing an AC Gold marijuana seed. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle places barcoded labels onto pots containing an AC Gold marijuana seed.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle scans a Golden Nugget marijuana plant that has been relocated. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle scans a Golden Nugget marijuana plant that has been relocated.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle scans a Golden Nugget marijuana plant that has been relocated. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle scans a Golden Nugget marijuana plant that has been relocated.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle waters a Golden Nugget marijuana plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle waters a Golden Nugget marijuana plant.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle, right, trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant while his wife and Co-Owner Johanna scans Golden Nugget plants that have been relocated. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle, right, trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant while his wife and Co-Owner Johanna scans Golden Nugget plants that have been relocated.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle harvests a New York Diesel marijuana plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle harvests a New York Diesel marijuana plant.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims harvested New York Diesel marijuana. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle trims harvested New York Diesel marijuana.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle creates one gram piles of New York City Diesel marijuana. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle creates one gram piles of New York City Diesel marijuana.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle bags one gram New York City Diesel marijuana bags. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle bags one gram New York City Diesel marijuana bags.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle bags one gram of New York City Diesel marijuana. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle bags one gram of New York City Diesel marijuana.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle, right, creates one gram bags of New York City Diesel marijuana while her husband and Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle looks on. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle, right, creates one gram bags of New York City Diesel marijuana while her husband and Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle looks on.

Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle places a label onto a one gram bag of New York City Diesel marijuana. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Johanna Tuttle places a label onto a one gram bag of New York City Diesel marijuana.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle transfers leaves and stems to a bag to make hash. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle transfers leaves and stems to a bag to make hash.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle drains a Bubble Master while making hash. His 8 year old Border Collie mix Max walks by. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle drains a Bubble Master while making hash. His 8 year old Border Collie mix Max walks by.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle squeezes a bag filled with marijuana leaves and stems while making hash. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle squeezes a bag filled with marijuana leaves and stems while making hash.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle shakes a bag of water before drying the hash contained within. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle shakes a bag of water before drying the hash contained within.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle spreads out hash on a plate. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle spreads out hash on a plate.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle uses a strainer to break apart hash. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle uses a strainer to break apart hash.

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle uses a strainer to break apart hash. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle uses a strainer to break apart hash.