Consciously Cultivated Cannabis

Founded in 2015 by some of Maryland’s most well known business and philanthropic families, CULTA always intended to be different. Operating partners and co-founders Mackie Barch and Matt Bickel, along with their other founders, wanted to create a Maryland-only, craft cannabis brand that not only focused on product quality but also used cannabis as a tool for revitalization.

Located in Cambridge, a federal enterprise zone, the city has had a long history of manufacturing but fell on hard times as the canning industry moved overseas. CULTA is a socially conscious company that wants to make Cambridge the hub of Maryland’s cannabis manufacturing, technology and canna-tourism.

CULTA is a vertically integrated cannabis company that cultivates, extracts, processes, distributes and retails cannabis and cannabis-related products. CULTA proudly grows all its own cannabis in processing facilities in Cambridge and sells product in its flagship Baltimore dispensary. CULTA products are also available in dispensaries throughout the state.

CULTA promises to only sell products we’d be proud to use ourselves and strive to work with the best cultivators and geneticists in the industry. Catering to premium consumers, we take pride in our high-quality flower, concentrates, extracts, and edibles, and are determined to change the unfounded perceptions of cannabis by demonstrating corporate responsibility.

From the moment you’re introduced to CULTA, you’ll notice the difference: a community of like-minded souls with a passion for cannabis perfection.

the CULTA team

CULTA’s team is determined to change the unfounded perceptions of cannabis by demonstrating corporate responsibility and leadership, investing in people and communities.

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Mackie Barch

President, CEO and Co-Founder

Mackie Barch

President, CEO and Co-Founder

Mackie Barch is an accomplished cannabis professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years of sales, management, business development and business operations experience.

Upon his entry to the cannabis industry, he worked as a consultant, supporting companies with market development and operations, before co-founding CULTA in 2015.

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Matt Bickel

Brand Evangelist and Co-Founder

Matt Bickel

Brand Evangelist and Co-Founder

Matt Bickel is instrumental in fueling the industry-wide cultivation transition through simple, efficient and compliant cultivation procedures and growing methods. 

His love for cultivating cannabis has quickly earned him a reputation in the industry as a top grower and cannabis cultivation consultant.

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Jay Bouton

Director of Cultivation

Jay Bouton

Director of Cultivation

Jay Bouton has always been an admirer of high-quality cannabis genetics. 

Jay got his start in the cannabis industry as a manager of The LoDo Wellness Center in Denver. From there, he acted as the Head Grower at Lucky Edibles, and consulted for their multi-tiered LED cultivation facility in Las Vegas. He moved to Maryland in 2018 to work for CULTA.

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Michelle Sprawls

Director of Laboratory

Michelle Sprawls

Director of Laboratory

Michelle Sprawls is CULTA’s Lab Director and has been in the cannabis industry since 2013. Michelle started her career in cannabis as a budtender at The Clinic Medical Marijuana Center and later went on to be the first female extractor to lead at Green Dot Labs.

Michelle joined the CULTA team in April of 2018 as the extraction engineer.

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Chase Lessman

Director of Retail Operations

Chase Lessman

Director of Retail Operations

Chase Lessman is responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of CULTA’s retail location in Baltimore, while simultaneously training members of CULTA staff in operational standards.

Before working with CULTA, Chase worked with Doctors Orders in Denver, Colorado, where he earned the title of General Manager, and oversaw 3 dispensary locations during his tenure.

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Jared Miller

Director of Sales

Jared Miller

Director of Sales

Jared Miller is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of sales and management experience. Throughout his career Jared primarily worked with luxury and locally-owned brands producing craft, alcoholic beverages. 

As the Director of Sales at CULTA, he manages a multi-million dollar wholesale and distribution business while building relationships with CULTA’s brand partners and retail clients.

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The CULTA Promise

CULTA takes pride in its consciously cultivated flower, concentrates and extracts. CULTA’s team would never sell you a product they wouldn’t be proud to use themselves. CULTA invests in employees, the communities it serves and will never lose focus on putting quality first.

Additionally, CULTA cares about giving back to the community. A percentage of CULTA apparel purchases goes toward the Last Prisoner Project, so together we can help decriminalize the use of cannabis.

 

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