COMPANY: HRVSTR LICENCE TYPE: Micro cultivation and processing APPROACH: Indoor, hydroponic, vertical growing TIMELINE: ~13 months (September 2019 to October 2020) COST: ~$150,000 FACILITY: Indoor
West River Cannabis, near the West River of Pictou in Nova Scotia, sits across from his father’s nursery, West River Greenhouses. Although just licensed in April, he hopes to soon begin selling cannabis clones to commercial growers and eventually even the consumer market.
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.
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.
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.