The Canadian Cannabis Exchange is a B2B exchange for cannabis and hemp products in Canada, as well as a data provider of market insight for all stakeholders from growers to processors to distributors and regulators.
Wilson says he’s a plant enthusiast in general and became more aware of the cannabis industry when he worked as an healthcare advisor to Bedrocan in 2014, based on his experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his love for plants.
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.
By taking samples of a plant and sending it in as a tissue culture sample, ProgenyBio could then ‘clean’ the plants of various negative pathogens that can affect plant health and productivity, before returning a fully rooted sample the grower could then continue to grow out.
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.
Craft Depot currently works with over 100 cannabis licence holders, both cultivators and the processors seeking to buy their product. Aldred says his goal is to help cultivators who are focussed on growing to navigate the often confusing world of wholesale sales and distribution.
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.
Located on campus at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta, Inplanta Biotechnology is home to three small greenhouses and several breeding rooms and labs. It bills itself as providing cannabis genetics, breeding and research services primarily to commercial growers at the moment.
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.
GTEC Holding’s success in the “small batch” indoor cannabis markets, says Singhavon, can provide some valuable lessons for new licence holders entering the legal cannabis market, especially micro cultivators focusing on quality product.
While most larger licence holders may build out complex and expensive facilities, Sea Dog Farm’s approach is a testament to coming at the process from a much more manageable and affordable scale, while still satisfying the regulatory requirements.