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
SunLeaf Farmacy is a micro cultivation licence holder in New Brunswick, licensed in September 2019, run by Tamara Follet who has made a name for herself with her micro cultivation Facebook group and providing SOP’s to at least 15 new licences holders to date.
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.
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.
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.