“Patients over profits” is the mantra driving organic cannabis cultivator KBG Farms’ critical and commercial success.
Owned by brothers Kevin and Nathan Bruce and their partner Grady Koonce, the Thackerville cannabis farm stands out among the sea of other state cultivators due to the 60-plus years of shared cultivation experience and their commitment to crafting the highest quality cannabis possible.
“We’re growers first and foremost, and that’s our baby,” Kevin says. “Obviously, every grower’s got the secret sauce, right? Our secret sauce is TLC.”
“We hand trim, everything is grown organic, and we hand water every plant, every day,” Nathan adds. “You don’t get that on a commercial scale.”
The cultivators at KBG Farms have not only built their own stock of unique genetics but also have longstanding connections with some of the top breeders in the country. Even in the most competitive cannabis market in the world, Kevin says the farm takes a deliberate approach to cultivation and selecting genetics to produce the best of the best.
“We’ll pheno-hunt for a year and a half, sometimes two years before we even decide what pheno we want to put out on the market,” Kevin says.
Capitalizing on the success of KBG Farms, the owners recently opened their own dispensary, Firehouse Craft Cannabis, in a beautiful, historic, 1908 building located in Marietta, where prices are set at $8 a gram across the board.
“The very first day, some of the first reviews we got was ‘hands down best flower in Southern Oklahoma,’” Kevin says. “That’s what we’re here for, we want to provide patients with the best product we possibly can.”