The Ontario Cannabis Store has formally announced their new craft cannabis program today. First reported late last year, the program creates a specific category for small-batch, craft cannabis products available for consumers in Ontario.
To be considered Craft under the proposed designation, producers will be required to have an annual production capacity of no more than 10,000kg, while “Small batch” is proposed to require cannabis to be hang-dried, hand trimmed, and hand packaged.
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.
While consumers do care about things like potency, or THC percentages, they also care about the entire bag appeal, the terpene profile and appearance, the story behind the product, and oftentimes, the novelty of a new cultivar they haven’t yet tried.
Coulson Cannabis, founded by Cody Coulson, is a cannabis processor in Ontario focusing on solvent free extraction of small batch craft cannabis for supply of legal, high quality extract products.