Founder & CEO, Ball Family Farms
Ball Family Farms, Inc. is the first vertically integrated, minority-owned, Social Equity commercial cannabis facility in Los Angeles.
Mr. Ball is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative cultivator. In 2016, Los Angeles adopted commercial cannabis regulations and announced their Social Equity Program (SEP). The SEP was designed to acknowledge and repair the harm caused by the War on Drugs and the over-policing in low income and minority communities. Discovering he qualified as a Tier 1 Social Equity Applicant, Mr. Ball saw this as the perfect opportunity to transition and expand his business.
The Ball Family team obtained state and local approvals for a 40,000 square foot, cultivation, manufacturing and distribution facility. While Ball Family Farms’ initial goal was to create unmatched premium cannabis products, the company quickly saw opportunities to give back the same way the City’s SEP did. As a tribute to the company’s activism and commitment to excellence, the company embraces their motto and tagline, “Cultivating the Culture...from the Ground UP!”