Micros and nurseries have a lot to say about the recent notice from Health Canada looking at some key aspects of the Cannabis Act and
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
Denise Penczak had been making a magnesium cream for muscle pain to manage issues related to cancer. Her company, Uniik Organica, has a line of body care products like magnesium creams, salves, face creams, and deodorant.
Adam Webster, his father Donald, and his mother Deenie started Annapolis Valley Craft Cannabis as a way to better utilize their relatively small plot of farmland in north western Nova Scotia, just off the Bay of Fundy.
One hopeful micro cannabis grower in the BC municipality of Maple Ridge who had his application deferred by the city last September, says he’s frustrated by the slow approach the city is taking with cannabis applications like his.
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.
National Cannabis Distribution is a private cannabis wholesaler serving the non-medical Saskatchewan cannabis market. The business, started in late 2018, serves to connect cannabis producers with retailers.
Shelter Cannabis is a Saskatchewan-based cannabis processor who is emerging as one of the premier access points for the first micro cultivators who are bringing products to the consumer and medical market.
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.
While most larger licence holders may build out complex and expensive facilities, Sea Dog Farm’s approach is a testament to coming at the process from a much more manageable and affordable scale, while still satisfying the regulatory requirements.