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We grow mostly in-house cultivars. Breeding is a personal passion of mine and having unique genetics helps set us apart. Currently the in-house cultivars we are growing include Sparrow King, Grape Grimoire, Cookie Confundo, Platinum Tiger Cookies, Snow Quake, Lemmiwinks, Merlot Kush Cookies, Falkor and Emperor’s Breath (visit our AlpinStash Youtube channel for a behind the scenes look at our growing techniques and videos featuring our original cultivars). When breeding, our goal is to offer high quality and unique cultivars which have great aroma, color (lots of pinks and purples) and flavor. We do not focus on THC strength when creating new cultivars, though most of them do test high. Instead, the end user’s full smoking experience is foremost in our mind. Our future breeding projects include focusing heavily on using old school, heirloom and landbound cultivars.

Meet AlpinStash’s Prolific Breeder And Cultivator Danny Murr-Sloat

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AlpinStash Founder Danny Murr-Sloat tending to his garden

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

Danny Murr-Sloat is shaking the luxury cannabis market by breeding and cultivating his own select cultivars— AlpinStash Originals Lemmiwinks , Sparrow King , Falkor , Grape Grimoire , and Platinum Tiger Cookies— in a fashion that is uniquely his own. Danny is both intriguing and pragmatic. His methodology is organic in procedure, with some very special techniques added that he happily shares with his fellow growers. I was immediately impressed that Danny is not “Chasing THC,” which I believe is the downfall to the cannabis industry. After I had my cannabis DNA tested, I realized that the “Chasing THC” theory is flawed. My body, and that of many others, should not be using only high THC cultivars. Low THC and a balance of THC/CBD is far healthier, when growing medically applicable cannabis. Danny has forged his own path, impressing Colorado’s cannabis connoisseurs. In this interview, he discusses indoor growing and the lack of a traditional terroir. I think his answer to indoor cultivation is brilliant, and it shows that flavor and quality shine through in their own, intimate manner. AlpinStash is raising the bar towards an even more visually pleasing, flavorful and aromatically driven cannabis. One of my main concerns with indoor growing is the lack of individuality, but AlpinStash retains all the visceral characteristics of hand-tended, luxury cannabis, and then adds their own individuality—their own signature. Luxury cannabis has never tasted so good! Now, without further adieu, may I present the founder of revered micro-cultivation brand AlpinStash. Please allow me the pleasure of sharing with you, Danny Murr-Sloat.

WB= Warren Bobrow

WB: Why Cannabis instead of a traditional business career? Did you go to B-School? Gardening School?

Danny Murr-Sloat: Cannabis helped me cure chronic stomach pains and debilitating medical issues that I had been dealing with since I was 21. When my medical issues began to resolve, I knew immediately that I wanted to work in the cannabis industry as a grower. When I couldn’t find a cultivation who’s ethics and grow style jived with my own, I knew that I had to start my own company and took horticulture classes to help prepare me for this career.

Danny Murr-Sloat, his wife Kristin Murr-Sloat and a member of the AlpinStash team in Colorado.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Do you use organic methodology? Biodynamic? How do you feel about Demeter/Rudolph Steiner and Terroir in Cannabis? Do you have any in-house cultivars? If so, what are they, and what makes them so special?

DMS: We use organic methodology, that mindset is a core value of AlpinStash. Since we grow indoors—due to Colorado laws—we don’t follow the Biodynamic methodology. We do use Demeter certified products and often look for that certification when purchasing items that go into our own body. I believe that like most plants, the terroir does affect the quality of cannabis. While we don’t have a terroir, (again because we grow indoors), every input that we use, in addition to our passion and grow style make our flower unique.

We grow mostly in-house cultivars. Breeding is a personal passion of mine and having unique genetics helps set us apart. Currently the in-house cultivars we are growing include Sparrow King, Grape Grimoire, Cookie Confundo, Platinum Tiger Cookies, Snow Quake, Lemmiwinks, Merlot Kush Cookies, Falkor and Emperor’s Breath (visit our AlpinStash Youtube channel for a behind the scenes look at our growing techniques and videos featuring our original cultivars). When breeding, our goal is to offer high quality and unique cultivars which have great aroma, color (lots of pinks and purples) and flavor. We do not focus on THC strength when creating new cultivars, though most of them do test high. Instead, the end user’s full smoking experience is foremost in our mind. Our future breeding projects include focusing heavily on using old school, heirloom and landbound cultivars.

AlpinStash provides educational resources, consulting and grow facility tours to parties interested in learning expert, licensed craft cannabis practices.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Do you cook? If so, who taught you? Mother? Father? Television? Is there anything that will make you just put everything down and you go get it- kind of food?

DMS: I have recently focused on learning how to really cook. I am spoiled when it comes to food as I am surrounded by excellent chefs and I have learned a lot from my wife, mom and friends. Lately, I’ve been picking my friend Daniel Wright’s brain. He’s an amazing chef who works with local organic and natural farms. He and his wife Mirelle have a food truck called Ohana . If you’re ever in the Boulder/Longmont area of Colorado, look them up! My wife is newly pregnant and making sure she eats high quality food cooked with love is very important to us. I am extremely food motivated and there is plenty of food which would make me drop everything to enjoy. Japanese cuisine, of almost any kind, pretty much tops that list, but I also love most Asian cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine and dishes made with fresh meats and veggies.

Rooted in a mission to provide the cleanest, safest, non-toxic product, AlpinStash harvests 3,000 square feet of indoor cannabis using state-of-the-art HVAC systems and sustainably sourced nutrient systems, in addition to house crafted compost teas and live soil.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Where do you see your company in six months? A year? What did you want to be when you grew up?

DMS: The only thing I can ever remember wanting to be when I grew up was happy. We are working hard to be known as one of the top quality producers in Colorado. We do not have plans to expand or to grow at the cost of our values or the quality of our flower. We do hope to release seeds of our coveted genetics within the next year.

AlpinStash produces some of the finest craft cannabis in the state of Colorado.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Is there a place in the world you’d like to be right now? Doing what? With whom?

DMS: I’m pretty dang content to be where I am with my growing family. However, I spend a lot of time thinking about traveling with my wife. There are so many places we want to go, sights to see, and food to try. Aside from tropical beaches, I really want to spend more time in Japan and Europe as well as visit Korea and South East Asia.

Thank you Danny. Someday I’ll make it to Colorado to taste your fine herbs. I promise!

AlpinStash Founder Danny Murr-Sloat tending to his garden

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

Danny Murr-Sloat is shaking the luxury cannabis market by breeding and cultivating his own select cultivars— AlpinStash Originals Lemmiwinks , Sparrow King , Falkor , Grape Grimoire , and Platinum Tiger Cookies— in a fashion that is uniquely his own. Danny is both intriguing and pragmatic. His methodology is organic in procedure, with some very special techniques added that he happily shares with his fellow growers. I was immediately impressed that Danny is not “Chasing THC,” which I believe is the downfall to the cannabis industry. After I had my cannabis DNA tested, I realized that the “Chasing THC” theory is flawed. My body, and that of many others, should not be using only high THC cultivars. Low THC and a balance of THC/CBD is far healthier, when growing medically applicable cannabis. Danny has forged his own path, impressing Colorado’s cannabis connoisseurs. In this interview, he discusses indoor growing and the lack of a traditional terroir. I think his answer to indoor cultivation is brilliant, and it shows that flavor and quality shine through in their own, intimate manner. AlpinStash is raising the bar towards an even more visually pleasing, flavorful and aromatically driven cannabis. One of my main concerns with indoor growing is the lack of individuality, but AlpinStash retains all the visceral characteristics of hand-tended, luxury cannabis, and then adds their own individuality—their own signature. Luxury cannabis has never tasted so good! Now, without further adieu, may I present the founder of revered micro-cultivation brand AlpinStash. Please allow me the pleasure of sharing with you, Danny Murr-Sloat.

WB= Warren Bobrow

WB: Why Cannabis instead of a traditional business career? Did you go to B-School? Gardening School?

Danny Murr-Sloat: Cannabis helped me cure chronic stomach pains and debilitating medical issues that I had been dealing with since I was 21. When my medical issues began to resolve, I knew immediately that I wanted to work in the cannabis industry as a grower. When I couldn’t find a cultivation who’s ethics and grow style jived with my own, I knew that I had to start my own company and took horticulture classes to help prepare me for this career.

Danny Murr-Sloat, his wife Kristin Murr-Sloat and a member of the AlpinStash team in Colorado.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Do you use organic methodology? Biodynamic? How do you feel about Demeter/Rudolph Steiner and Terroir in Cannabis? Do you have any in-house cultivars? If so, what are they, and what makes them so special?

DMS: We use organic methodology, that mindset is a core value of AlpinStash. Since we grow indoors—due to Colorado laws—we don’t follow the Biodynamic methodology. We do use Demeter certified products and often look for that certification when purchasing items that go into our own body. I believe that like most plants, the terroir does affect the quality of cannabis. While we don’t have a terroir, (again because we grow indoors), every input that we use, in addition to our passion and grow style make our flower unique.

We grow mostly in-house cultivars. Breeding is a personal passion of mine and having unique genetics helps set us apart. Currently the in-house cultivars we are growing include Sparrow King, Grape Grimoire, Cookie Confundo, Platinum Tiger Cookies, Snow Quake, Lemmiwinks, Merlot Kush Cookies, Falkor and Emperor’s Breath (visit our AlpinStash Youtube channel for a behind the scenes look at our growing techniques and videos featuring our original cultivars). When breeding, our goal is to offer high quality and unique cultivars which have great aroma, color (lots of pinks and purples) and flavor. We do not focus on THC strength when creating new cultivars, though most of them do test high. Instead, the end user’s full smoking experience is foremost in our mind. Our future breeding projects include focusing heavily on using old school, heirloom and landbound cultivars.

AlpinStash provides educational resources, consulting and grow facility tours to parties interested in learning expert, licensed craft cannabis practices.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Do you cook? If so, who taught you? Mother? Father? Television? Is there anything that will make you just put everything down and you go get it- kind of food?

DMS: I have recently focused on learning how to really cook. I am spoiled when it comes to food as I am surrounded by excellent chefs and I have learned a lot from my wife, mom and friends. Lately, I’ve been picking my friend Daniel Wright’s brain. He’s an amazing chef who works with local organic and natural farms. He and his wife Mirelle have a food truck called Ohana . If you’re ever in the Boulder/Longmont area of Colorado, look them up! My wife is newly pregnant and making sure she eats high quality food cooked with love is very important to us. I am extremely food motivated and there is plenty of food which would make me drop everything to enjoy. Japanese cuisine, of almost any kind, pretty much tops that list, but I also love most Asian cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine and dishes made with fresh meats and veggies.

Rooted in a mission to provide the cleanest, safest, non-toxic product, AlpinStash harvests 3,000 square feet of indoor cannabis using state-of-the-art HVAC systems and sustainably sourced nutrient systems, in addition to house crafted compost teas and live soil.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Where do you see your company in six months? A year? What did you want to be when you grew up?

DMS: The only thing I can ever remember wanting to be when I grew up was happy. We are working hard to be known as one of the top quality producers in Colorado. We do not have plans to expand or to grow at the cost of our values or the quality of our flower. We do hope to release seeds of our coveted genetics within the next year.

AlpinStash produces some of the finest craft cannabis in the state of Colorado.

Photo Courtesy: AlpinStash

WB: Is there a place in the world you’d like to be right now? Doing what? With whom?

DMS: I’m pretty dang content to be where I am with my growing family. However, I spend a lot of time thinking about traveling with my wife. There are so many places we want to go, sights to see, and food to try. Aside from tropical beaches, I really want to spend more time in Japan and Europe as well as visit Korea and South East Asia.

Thank you Danny. Someday I’ll make it to Colorado to taste your fine herbs. I promise!

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the multi-published author of six books. Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails:

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the multi-published author of six books. Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails:

Alpinstash seeds
This work with Front Range Biosciences, breeding and cultivating using science-based research and applying contemporary agriculture principles to craft cannabis, is but one example of how AlpinStash sets the bar in the cannabis marketplace and keeps their focus on quality.

At Danny Sloat’s AlpinStash, Family, Focus and Femininity Flower

Founded in March of 2015 in Colorado, AlpinStash is a family run, craft cannabis cultivation company with a passion for growing plants and an affinity for natural healing.

Born and raised in Boulder, owner and master gardener Danny Sloat runs the business along with his younger sister Emily, fiancée Murr and family friend Silvia Anchondo. The team cultivates 3,000 square feet of indoor cannabis, each plant grown using non-toxic chemicals, all natural nutrients and organic compost. Down to the finest details, every bud headed for market is pristine.

With a focus on small scale artisanal production, the AlpinStash team is able to dote on every plant from sprout to trichome-glistening bud, bringing utmost quality to every harvest. And it shows. The flowers here look like gems, and seeing everything hand-trimmed and glass-cured to perfection is a real treat.

High Times recently took a peek inside just how divine cannabis can be, including a slide show from the AlpinStash garden.

This all began after a turning point in Danny’s life.

For years, he was hospitalized, misdiagnosed and over prescribed opiate pain medications to treat a bevy of ailments. After six years of 19 prescriptions, obesity, a debilitating stomach illness, a basal cell brain tumor removed, and concomitant crippling depression, Danny grew tired of being disengaged with life.

“I was just in such a bad spot with painkillers, something needed to happen,” he lamented, while showing me around his lush indoor farm.

Standing tall with an athletic build, Danny’s auburn beard reveals a knowing smile as he recounts how cannabis saved his life, and how he’s dedicating the rest of his time here to growing.

“My father encouraged me to turn to medicinal cannabis when I was at an all time low,” Danny revealed.

The way he speaks about his mother and father is a clear indication of Danny’s strong character. This quality shines through in the way he runs his business. Respect for the plants, the clientele, regulations and his team.

AlpinStash is comprised entirely of women, and he prefers it this way.

“My mom, my sister and my grandmother are all strong women. My grandmother was tiny and took zero shit from anybody. Nobody intimidated her,” Danny recounted with a smile.

Strong women are a necessity and have a great deal to offer to an industry as new as cannabis, but sadly, not everyone agrees. Danny’s sister, Emily, experiences a great deal of sexism as a female grower.

“The amount of sexist comments I’ve had said to my face and online is incredible,” Emily confessed with a hint of anger sparking in her blue eyes.

At about the same height as her brother, she, too, has auburn hair and a knowing smile. Not only has Emily encountered outright negativity, she’s also been completely ignored. Men in the industry don’t believe she’s actually a grower at AlpinStash, much less a knowledgeable one.

“I try to be as polite, professional and direct as I can with my responses, but it’s very frustrating,” Emily added. “It’s like they can’t even comprehend that a woman professionally grows cannabis.”

The female foundation at AlpinStash is by no means an accident.

Both Emily and Danny agree that with male growers often come large egos, and the brother-sister duo notice that with women at the helm, there are far fewer struggles with self-importance. Instead, the emphasis is placed on nurturing and communication. The cannabis industry is relatively new and under researched, and the motto here is rooted in the fact that listening, learning, knowledge and profound understanding is what creates the best products.

This AlpinStash team leaves no room for posturing.

Of the many remarkable aspects during my visit, I couldn’t help but admire how the AlpinStash facility is so incredibly clean.

Attentiveness is a common thread throughout the entire operation, and this focus on detail is noticeable in their flourishing, beautiful garden. Bright green colas spring forth at every turn, showcasing tiny bulbs of resin. Rows of original cultivars like CBD-rich Sister Wife and SoDoSoPa (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Alien x White Dawg #5) beckon attention.

Complex aromas flood our olfactory systems. Scents of sweet earth and pine mingle with fuel and citrus notes. Each shimmering bud delivers a slightly different floral sensation than the previous one. Occasionally, Danny will stop and examine a leaf or share a cultivation tip about pollinating flower or air filtration systems. He’s not shy about sharing his knowledge, a rare trait among the industry.

As our tour continued, it became apparent that Danny is more than a master at this; he’s a shaman.

“It’s hard work for sure, but I feel like the plants reflect the energy that we put into them and the energy we give off, even when we’re just hanging around them,” Danny gloated for a second, and I noticed how his love and dedication to this craft has consumed him. “It’s super important that the people who work [here] really believe in what we’re doing, and emit positive vibrations.”

The team works seven days a week, 365 days a year, rotating days off in order to give the plants all the care and attention they need to thrive. His trusted assistant grower Silvia Anchondo, a “jack of all trades,” who prefers working with plants over people, left a large scale industrial grow gig to farm at AlpinStash. Danny’s fiancée Murr joined the team after two years of working in a commercial cannabis bakery and is now handling logistics for the operation. Like Danny, Murr struggled with pharmaceutical pain remedies after sustaining an injury and found immediate relief with cannabis.

It’s evident that the AlpinStash team—Danny, Emily, Silvia and Murr—are passionate about this medicinal plant.

After rows of flowering plants, we happened upon plant tissue culture rooting experiments and a fridge full of tissue culture clones, tiny boxes filled with tiny sprouts.

This is Danny’s latest amendment to AlpinStash.

Recently, AlpinStash partnered with cannabis genetics and research firm Front Range Biosciences. Danny’s farm now serves as a R&D hub for cannabis genetics research. It’s purpose? To further develop and understand the plant; the two entities are working to create the most viable, healthiest clone stock on the market.

“It’s standard operating procedure for the agriculture world, but there’s definitely a learning curve applying advanced tissue culture promulgation to cannabis,” Danny shared. “Things vary greatly strain to strain—what they like, which nutrients are necessary. There are many variables.”

I don’t grow cannabis, but I found Danny’s explanation of tissue culture easy to grasp. Others have found Danny’s explanations relatable, as well (AlpinStash’s Youtube channel with insight and tips about cannabis cultivation has seen over 50,000 views).

In layman’s terms, the team surgically removes small specks of tissue from the tip of the plant from which they breed more perfectly clean specimens, and subsequently disease-free clones. Since the specimens they use are plucked from points not connected to the plant’s vascular system, the specimens are not affected by diseases the plant may have been carrying.

This work with Front Range Biosciences, breeding and cultivating using science-based research and applying contemporary agriculture principles to craft cannabis, is but one example of how AlpinStash sets the bar in the cannabis marketplace and keeps their focus on quality.

“It’s difficult to be the little guy in any industry, but if you’re dedicated, work hard, and have your shit together, it’s accessible,” Danny said.

With regulations continually changing in the cannabis sector, businesses must work extra hard to thrive. Large-scale producers often rely on a wealth of investment capital to survive. But, the winning combination here is all heart and the AlpinStash team’s passion to benefit the lives of others and each other over profits.

“In theory we could be a little bigger,” Danny said, “but at a certain point the quality would suffer.”