Ben Holmes – Centennial Seeds

Ben_Holmes_Headshot2Ben has been a Colorado resident since 1993. He studied science and math at UCLA in the 1980’s, and began his working career at Merrill Lynch in 1987. In 1993 he moved to Boulder .

He is currently the president of, a privately held financial publishing firm. He provides custom data feeds to the worlds largest investment banks.

In 2009, Ben founded Centennial Seeds. This was the first registered seed label in the U.S. producing medical-grade cannabis seeds. The Centennial Seeds project provided Ben with a valuable education in Colorado seed regulations; in particular seed testing and certification.

Since 2012, Ben has worked as a technical resource for Colorado’s medical marijuana industry. That work consists of evaluating production facilities and helping clients to transition to mainstream horticultural materials and methods.