King’s Garden

Gary Lasalle, VP of Operations and partner with King’s Garden Inc., had swung and missed on an expensive pre-roll machine but had the courage to face another pitch. Then he hit a homer with the Hefestus Aura 2000.

“We tried another manufacturer that failed miserably,” Lasalle said. “We were gun shy about another but everything Hefestus said, they did. Their equipment is top notch.”

The original and largest cultivator in California’s renowned Coachella Valley, the King’s Garden goal is “to produce a family of perfectly consistent, creatively curated, superior quality cannabis.”

Put into use starting last Nov. 1, production now includes more than 35,000 pre-rolls a week with 7,500 5-packs hitting dispensary shelves.

“The Aura 2000 is working out phenomenally,” Lasalle said. “We are meeting all of our expectations and the Aura 2000 is doing everything they said. Our efficiency has increased, and the production has increased greatly. We’re saving money and the service has been great.”

Lasalle also replaced his former grinder with a new Hefestus Industrial size.

“We felt in order to meet our standard and we needed to use yours instead of our machine.”

The Hefestus Industrial grinder was designed for dried and frozen cannabis stems with buds. The grinder separates stems from all parts of buds and cuts dry buds into small “flakes” to be consumed by smoking or vaporizing