Within just a few months of recreational marijuana use becoming fully legalized within the state of California, entrepreneurs David Elias and Sean Black set out to create a world-class, organic marijuana brand. Familiar with the early history of California’s outlawing of the ancient medicinal herb, they revived an operation that had been shuttered in 1913 by the Poison Act, one of the first anti-drug laws in the country. The Poison Act was passed specifically to stop a San Luis Obispo farmer from growing marijuana. That farmer’s name was William Lowell. And the farm he started in 1909 is now the site of the current grow operations of the Lowell Herb Company.