A perceived male-dominated appellation, the Long Beach cannabis industry has seen some incredible women top the ranks thanks to their dynamic vision and beneficially disruptive approach to both cultivation and distribution. One of those women is Laurie Holcomb.
As the founder of Gold Flora, Holcomb knew that the best place to establish solid roots within the Long Beach cannabis community was with a brick-and-mortar retail store that would not only make high quality cannabis accessible to those who need it, but serve as an educational center and hang out spot for the 420-friendly (and 420 curious) of the 562. Holcomb’s Long Beach cannabis store is called King’s Crew and is the flagship dispensary for Gold Flora, serving as the retail platform for the brand as they expand their operations.
Gold Flora is a vertically integrated cannabis company in California with licenses in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail. With the success of King’s Crew, Gold Flora has become a staple in the Long Beach cannabis community for both residents and visitors alike. Gold Flora’s King’s Crew offers flower and pre-rolls, vape pens, CBD and topicals, the best edibles in Long Beach (if we do say so ourselves), as well as merchandise and apparel.
They carry more than just the Gold Flora label as well, supporting fellow growers and dreamers alike. As one of the best places to enjoy Long Beach cannabis in the area, King’s Crew provides a premium customer shopping experience with their beautiful, contemporary retail space and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
They offer a wide selection of only the finest compliant cannabinoids and cannabis in Long Beach. Conveniently found on Pacific Coast Highway and 7th Street, they offer accessible on-site parking and a Royalty Rewards program to gain points towards future purchases. Easy to buy from, accommodating to individual safety standards, and affordable, King’s Crew is the spot we always recommend when asked where to purchase Long Beach cannabis.
So how did Holcomb create this Long Beach cannabis staple?
By pouring her blood, sweat and tears into her vision and goal. In addition to being the founder of Gold Flora, Holcomb is the President of BlackStar Industrial Properties, a developing company that has built a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art cannabis complex in Southern California that houses and supports various cannabis brands and endeavors.
With over 20-years of experience building large-scale communities throughout California, Holcomb started BlackStar Industrial Properties with the support of some of the leading experts in the modern cannabis industry. Together, their goal was to build the world’s finest, fully licensed and compliant cannabis complex, and lease out space to responsible and professional businesses seeking to enter the California market.
“We’ve created a perfectly–tuned ecosystem [at BlackStar Industrial Properties and Gold Flora]. In fact, the fully–licensed facility is attracting the industry’s top compliant companies and brands,” explains Holcomb. “This fully-licensed, new, indoor facility is uniquely designed and constructed by the industry’s top architects, engineers, and general contractors. We are geared to attract the industry’s top compliant brands and companies.”
This stunning indoor cultivation facility located within the City of Desert Hot Springs supports over 700 lights in a 35,100 square-foot building footprint. “The company does its own distribution, covering both northern and southern California. It can do next-day delivery in southern California and second-day delivery in northern California,” she explained in a recent interview. “The company currently distributes 15 different brands.”
With a background in dotcom startups and real estate development, Holcomb had a front row seat to the rollercoaster that was CA cities hopping aboard the cannabis train and changing their general plans to allow for cannabis zoning. Not one to let an opportunity slip by, the CEO of Gold Flora quickly purchased 28 acres of blank space in Desert Hot Springs in which to bring her vision of a 620,000-square-foot cannabis campus to life. Doggedly raising $10 million dollars to launch her own cannabis startup, Gold Flora, she has been able to establish herself and her brand as a leader within the cannabis industry.
“We set the new gold standard for compliant cannabis products of unsurpassed purity, taste and effectiveness,” says Holcomb. “We are Gold Flora, California’s most trusted source for an exceptionally enjoyable, consistent cannabis experience.” To experience the fruits of Holcomb’s labor, visit King’s Crew on PCH for some of the dankest Long Beach cannabis you’ve ever enjoyed.