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.
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.