Mello Haverhill is an adultuse dispensary and Mello Farms is a hybrid greenhouse cultivation facility, in Haverhill and Amesbury, Massachusetts. We launched in 2021 as Mellow Fellows, Ltd. and rebranded as “Mello” in 2022. We grow the highest quality cannabis at three levels of THC. Easy strains, under 20% for new or occasional users, strains for experienced users between 21% and 26% and strains 27% and up for high-tolerance and medicinal users. ALL our flower, regardless of THC percentage, are robust in the cannabinoids, terpenes, and bio chemicals that create the beautiful colors, pungent aromas and full body/mind highs of great cannabis. Studies show that cannabis that smells best to you is the cannabis that is best for you. So, we cultivate our flower based on aroma, the way cannabis has been selected by growers for thousands of years. Because of its genetic history, all cannabis strains fall into one of six categories that we call Mello Aroma Profiles; Cheese, Dessert, Fruit, Gas, Pine, and Purple.
How many employees do you have?
Mello employs 25 at our retail store, and 23 at our grow facility.
What was your mission at the start of your company?
To open a dispensary with a warm, open atmosphere, welcoming to cannabis consumers of all types, ages, and cultural backgrounds, while offering the best cannabis products available in our market. And to open a cultivation facility combining an indoor controlled climate with the benefits of a greenhouse with a clear roof, allowing the plants to enjoy the full spectrum of sunlight, and to source the finest genetics from which our cultivation team can pheno hunt for high quality craft cannabis.
What made you choose to start a company in this industry?
I previously founded Canna Provisions in Western Massachusetts, where I opened two stores and a cultivation facility. After building that company to a robust level of profitability, I wanted to start a new business that would focus on industry-changing efforts to distribute and grow cannabis in a way that is most informative and helpful for the Cannabis market place.
How does your business give back?
We give back to the community with a focus on food security, education, and community clean-ups. Mello has partnered with Ozzie’s Kids, Mass CultivatED and The Emmaus House this year to assist families in need in the Greater Haverhill area.
Why do you feel your business is important to the community?
Relegating personal use of this wonderful flower to criminal prosecution was an enormous mistake. Helping to bring this flower into the legal market and working through all the challenges is a great service to our community.