Led by owner Albert Eppinga, the first of three micro cultivation facilities in Sooke under the BC Cannabis Inc. brand was licensed on April 9. They expect the next two licences later this year.
The founder and CEO of Lighthouse Genomics, Tim Harvey has been working with a handful of researchers since 2016, taking samples of cannabis plants from partners in Canada and around the world, in order to build a genetic database of cultivars.
Magi Cannabis is a small, family-run micro-cultivator on Salt Spring Island, in British Columbia. Josh Beckett and his partner Nadine are long-time islanders, with deep roots in the community.
iNaturally Organic Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emprise Canada Inc, and a holder of multiple micro-processing licenses, operating in Alberta. The company manufactures cannabis soft gels, topicals, nano-emulsions, and cannabis oils. Their facilities are located in Olds and Calgary, Alberta.
Operating as Bob’s Better Buds, Ritchie is one of the few licence holders in Canada with an indoor and outdoor operation on one site under one licence. His first crop was an outdoor crop harvested last October, followed by his first indoor crop started in mid-December.
Shortly after legalization, Ovation AG began construction of an indoor facility inside an existing barn on the farm on the shore of Lake Huron. They applied in August 2020 and received their cultivation licence on February 12, 2021.