California-based Alien Labs has been kicking out premium flower since the golden days of cannabis. Recently, I hopped on a video call with the brand’s founder and CEO, Ted Lidie, to speak about its legacy and the products that helped build the company up into one of California’s most recognizable brands.

The Alien Labs origin story

Alien Labs was founded by Ted Lidie from Redding, California. He comes from a family of cannabis growers, so it’s natural that he grew right into it as a career. In 2008, Lidie moved from Redding to San Francisco. During this time, all the cannabis sold in stores was in Ziploc bags with regular labels; however, he noticed that Cookies was growing in popularity with its recognizable branded blue bags. Lidie immediately saw that the future of…

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