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
Taima Extracts Inc. is a cannabis extraction company at the licensing stage with Health Canada, looking to focus on a culture-based, high quality approach to cannabis extracts for the consumer market in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.