Award winning and celebrated cultivator, breeder, and speaker
Grand Master Grower Ken Estes is something of a legend within the vastly growing cannabis industry. Creator of the world-famous strain Grand Daddy Purp (GDP) and winner of 14 High Times Cup titles, the accolades Estes has garnered throughout his long career provide undeniable proof of his grower expertise.
Estes sees growing as an entrance to a better way of living because it has truly helped him live better. Shortly after he finished high school in the late ’70s, Estes was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him quadriplegic, wheelchair-bound for life. The pharmaceutical pain pills doctors prescribed him offered no relief and, in fact, made him feel worse, unable to sleep or eat.
The very first time he tried a more natural approach in 1979, it changed Estes’s life. The doctors were amazed, and he’s been obsessed with growing high-potency plants for natural medicine ever since.