Our cultivation techniques are grounded in legacy techniques, says Michael Marinaro of Bada Bloom!
January 21, 2022
Erin Roche, Candy & Flowers
What is BadaBloom!?
BadaBloom! is a social equity craft cannabis cultivation and product manufacturing company based in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. We currently hold two provisional licenses, have purchased a brand new building with the exclusive access to apply for two wholesale delivery licenses through the social equity program (SEP). We are also eligible for the exclusive social consumption licenses once regulations are finalized in Massachusetts later this year.
Why did you start the company?
I’m a first generation Italian American with deep roots in Naples and generations of experience in cultivating Italian soil for wine and other crops. I am Massachusetts born and have always understood the healing properties of cannabis. Even at a young age, when I was told “drugs” are bad, kicked out of my house for cannabis and later arrested, I saw how it helped people and knew that’s what I wanted to do. I went to school to be a fire fighter and EMT because I love helping people and now, I bring that same passion for helping people to our operations at BadaBloom! Although my family was anti-cannabis at first, not unusual for Italian American families, I grew up with the belief that everyone deserves to experience the joy of life through loyalty to family and community and that there is power in our tradition of working the soil. Years later, with my father recovering from cancer with the help of cannabis, all of our family values create an exceptional cannabis experience for our community. We like to say, “In life, we grow.”
What sets you apart from other cultivators in MA?
Personally, I bring a wealth of cultivation and processing experience from natural organic farming, incorporated into indoor climate controlled advanced technology which has significantly developed over the past five years. Our cultivation techniques are grounded in legacy techniques modeled after my family’s vineyards combined with innovative processes and state-of-the art lighting and equipment to produce the highest quality indoor craft cannabis. Additionally, Massachusetts is home to one of the largest Italian American communities in the nation with the concentration of Italian Americans in several towns or cities at more than 25 percent. We know the cultural nuances and we are uniquely positioned to win over the Italian American cannabis community in Massachusetts with our products and brand message.
We’re excited to have you at the CPIS in Florida, what’s your goal in participating this year?
We’ve done the hard part of securing licenses and assets, and now we need investors to help us continue executing our plan. Our goal in the first phase of the business is to establish the Bada Bloom! brand as the highest quality, organic and soil grown, craft flower, and pre-rolls, and solventless concentrates available in Massachusetts for everyone,. We are targeted towards the craft cannabis connoisseur as well as Italian American cannabis consumers, and we will drive distribution in dispensaries located in communities with a large Italian American population. Down the road, our goal is to expand into our kitchen production to produce full spectrum edibles that are a rarity in the cannabis market, as well as continue our other high quality full spectrum concentrates and launch a super-premium brand. We look forward to activating our delivery service that allows sales at retail prices and then leverage a rare license while producing infused Italian cuisine made with secret family Italian recipes passed down from generations.
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