Jamie Warm is the CEO and Co-Founder of Henry’s Original. Despite the young age of the legal industry, Jamie has only had one career: growing cannabis. At Henry’s Original, his responsibilities include setting the overall strategic vision of the company, driving retail penetration and nurturing the financial health of the company.
Jamie started his career working at Santa Barbara’s first dispensary while attending college at UCSB. Over two years he learned the process of cultivation, before opening his own dispensary and running that for over a year. In 2007, Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from University of California Santa Barbara. After college, Jamie sold his dispensary and used every dollar he had to buy a cannabis farm in Laytonville, California, located in the heart of Mendocino County, the wild, rugged heartland synonymous with the new cannabis green rush. That farm set down the roots of what today is known as Henry’s Original, one of the largest flower companies in California. Handcrafted in small batches, every Henry’s Original whole flower jar and pre-roll product purchase gives back to support California farming communities.
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Henry’s Original
Years at current company: 4
Education profile: BA @ University of California Santa Barbara
GMR Executive Spotlight Q&A –
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: Interestingly, cannabis has been my only professional career. I’ve never earned a dollar professionally outside of this industry.
Company Mission: Henry’s Original strives to provide the highest quality cannabis flower and pre-roll products from Mendocino County.
Company’s most successful achievement: Henry’s has become one of the largest flower companies and #2 pre-roll brand in California, according to BDS Analytics. Beyond that, it’s owning the legacy of Heritage Cannabis cultivation in Mendocino County and supporting the community in the process of transition from grey market to legal market.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes. We’ve completed 3 rounds of funding to date. $1.6M in seed, $4M in Series A and $11M in Series B.
Any plans on raising capital in the future? Yes, there are certainly plenty of projects and opportunities to grow our business and brand that would benefit from a capital raise.
Most important company 5 year goal: Henry’s Original will continue to provide the highest quality cannabis products from Mendocino County. We see our unique opportunity to take Mendocino County cannabis products into the national and global supply chain. Federal and State regulations will determine what course of action Henry’s Original will take to get there.