Real estate agent sprouts new marijuana side gig – plant-sitting included
A Richmond realtor is trying to position themselves as a go-to resource for the burgeoning home-grown marijuana scene.
Eric Morehouse of real estate company The Morehouse Group has launched The Key RVA, offering advice and assistance, planting and growing kits to people who want to grow marijuana at home in light of the new laws of the country. ‘State.
The company’s service area consists of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield. He has three entrepreneurs who visit clients at their homes to provide services.
The Key charges $ 115 for home visits during which contractors can service, harvest, dry and process client’s marijuana. The company also sells indoor grow kits starting at $ 500 and offers plant care when customers are away from home.
Morehouse said he has about a dozen regular customers who use plant care and growth support services. Morehouse is the only full employee of the home business, which currently serves as a side gig. He runs The Morehouse Group with his wife Colleen.
The Key also operates an online store through Amazon where people can purchase pots, soil, and other growing accessories, and he pockets a fee for referrals. Morehouse said he plans to have local retailers featured on The Key’s website.
Morehouse said that while he knows a thing or two about growing marijuana, his personal contributions to the business are focused on management, sales and marketing.
He said he designed The Key after meeting people who were interested in growing marijuana at home, but were unsure how to go about it.
“As I was touring through these cannabis-friendly events, I found myself surrounded by (people who were) mostly 55 and over, and more women than men, wondering how to start,” he said. -he declares. “I was like, ‘Wow, there is already a need for people to get questions answered.’ “
The personal use and personal cultivation of marijuana was legalized for adults in July. By law, individuals are allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants per household for their own use.
The new law has spawned other new businesses in town, including cannabis growing supplier Happy Trees Agricultural Supplies, which recently moved into a new warehouse in Northside.
In other recent cannabis movements, local medical cannabis supplier Green Leaf Medical has started selling marijuana buds and joints for smoking.