Logan Dunn of Dunn Cannabis in Abbotsford, BC just received a licence to cultivate cannabis on June 26th, but has been working towards this day for years now.
Started by two brothers who say they fell in love with Salt Spring Island and its potential for great outdoor cannabis, Good Buds is now a 17.3 acre outdoor cannabis farm working on its second outdoor crop, along with a modest indoor space, located on Salt Spring Island, BC.
Budding Gardens was started by Jim Vanden Berg in early 2019. He’s currently growing out his first crop of Bruce Banner inside his 12,000 ft greenhouse located just outside Calgary, Alberta.
Approved for a micro cultivation license in May 2020, Saffer-Spiro’s Willow Weed is a passion project of he and his father. The father and son team have spent the last year constructing a space to house their 200m2 of outdoor production space and indoor drying and storage room, building around old barns and rock walls and integrating the new space into the old farm.
Shelter Cannabis is a Saskatchewan-based cannabis processor who is emerging as one of the premier access points for the first micro cultivators who are bringing products to the consumer and medical market.
Cypress Craft is a family run micro cannabis cultivation facility in North Cypress, Manitoba, located on the Oliver family’s 4th generation farm where they grow canola, wheat, and soy, and raise pigs.
Habitat’s small indoor facility, a retrofit of the same building that once housed their MMAR operations, is home to about 1,000ft2 of flowering space for their cannabis, which is fertilized by a certified organic aquaponic system raising Coho salmon in large tanks.
MindiCANNA is one of the first two micro cultivators recently approved in Quebec. The company, who also operates a consulting service for cannabis applicants decided to take the plunge themselves and apply the lessons they have learned advising others to their own application.
Getting licensed is only part of the story. Now that Hearst Organic has been licenced for about nine months, Lacelle says he has learned more about some of the challenges of getting cannabis into the supply chain, especially without a processing or sales licence of his own yet.
John Arbuthnot, CEO and co-founder, started Delta 9 Bio-Tech with his father in 2012 and has helped steer the company through many changes. Now he wants to help new licence holders, especially micro cultivators, have an opportunity to learn from his experience.
ANC’s retrofitted facility currently includes, along with the associated administrative space, four flowering rooms, one vegging room, and one propagation room, all within their 200m2 allowance as a micro cultivation licence holder.