Blair Carter, PhD, Joins Craft Cannabis as Chief Agronomist

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Craft Cannabis™, a seed-to-shelf cannabis company, has added Blair Carter, PhD to their executive team as Chief Agronomist. Dr. Carter brings over two decades of cannabis cultivation, design, leadership, and applied science to the role. Having founded, built, and managed Norcal Cannabis Company, one of California’s top cannabis producers and house of brands, Dr. Carter now aims to support Craft Cannabis in becoming the premier brand and dominant vertically integrated producer in the Southeast. Dr. Carter has a proven track record of guiding sizable cross-functional teams in the design, construction, and operation of high functioning cannabis production systems, enhancing engagement, efficiencies, and revenues.  He’s honored to now join the team at Craft Cannabis during their remarkable and rapid expansion.

Based in Nashville, Craft Cannabis™ is considered one of Tennessee’s top industry leaders and innovators in the state. From seed to shelf, Craft Cannabis™ cultivates, handcrafts, and wholesales cannabis products infused with hemp-derived THC.


“We are thrilled to have Dr. Blair Carter on our team,” said Michael Solomon, President of Craft Cannabis. “With our rapid growth, Dr. Carter is the right fit to take us into the next chapter of our expanding business.”

In addition, Craft Cannabis has announced that they have acquired Sticky Tomatoes brand product line, a local production collective started by Jim Douglas. Sticky Tomatoes produces superior, small-batch, hand-crafted, organic hemp derived products.                                                                                                     

The Sticky Tomatoes gummies were a top seller among their nine (9) retail brick and mortar locations in Middle TN through their retail brand – The Holistic Connection™. When Sticky Tomatoes decided to expand their line to include more legal THC gummies, Craft Cannabis, who specializes in legal THC products, decided to acquire the company. The Sticky Tomatoes gummy line will now be produced at the Craft Cannabis manufacturing facility.

“I am very excited about the growth of our industry and the increase in demand for our product line,” continued Michael Solomon. “We continually look for new and creative ways to serve our customer base with products and experiences. This is just the beginning.”

As part of their continued growth, Craft Cannabis has sixteen (16) new retail locations of The Holistic Connection slated to open in the months ahead to include:

Atlanta, GA – 3 locations

Chattanooga, TN – 3 locations

Clarksville, TN

Franklin, TN – 2 locations

Knoxville, TN – 3 locations

Nashville, TN – Midtown

Nashville, TN – Rivergate

Nashville, TN – The Nations

Nashville, TN – East Nashville

Craft Cannabis™ knows that edibles are not only a huge seller but a fascination for their customers and the cannabis community, which led to the inception of the restaurant, Buds & Brews™, Tennessee’s first brick and mortar cannabis bar & restaurant slated to open next month.  The restaurant is located at 1246 3rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37208 in North Germantown and will offer a menu of upscale bar fare paired with their own line of cannabis infused condiments. Served on the side, patrons can choose their favorite sauces infused with locally grown and extracted hemp-derived THC. The restaurant will not only offer these sauces for purchase, but boast a full bar, infused beverages and dessert edibles as well.

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About Craft Cannabis™

Craft Cannabis™ is building the most impactful vertically integrated cannabis business in Tennessee. With operations based out of Nashville, TN, Craft Cannabis™ products are grown, handcrafted, and sold within the same ecosystem, ensuring the production of high-quality flower, edibles and vapes.

Their expanding network includes cannabis retailer The Holistic Connection™, with a growing roster of nine (9) retail locations in Middle TN. Along with branded Craft Cannabis™ products, the company also produces a portfolio of white label products and brands.

Craft Cannabis was started in 2019 after founder Mike Solomon moved back to his hometown of Nashville after a decade in California gaining experience in the emerging legal cannabis industry. The company and team have witnessed rapid growth within the emerging cannabis industry in Tennessee through responsible and professional operations.

All Craft Cannabis™ products are state and federally legal.